Jacopo Ponticelli is an applied economist that primarily studies corporate finance and development economics. His research interests include bankruptcy, contract enforcement, financial development, firm dynamics, and structural transformation.
Most of his work is focused on financial frictions faced by firms in emerging economies. His latest paper, "Court Enforcement and Firm Productivity" studies the role of the judicial system in shaping the impact of a bankruptcy reform in Brazil.
His paper on the relationship between fiscal adjustment and social unrest (co-authored with Joachim Voth) has been mentioned in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, CNN, El Pais, FAZ, The Guardian, L'Expansion, The Atlantic, as well as other media outlets.
Ponticelli earned a Ph.D. in Economics (cum laude) in 2013 and a MSc. in Economics in 2008 from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He also holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Università Cattolica di Milano. Ponticelli joined Chicago Booth in 2013 as Assistant Professor of Finance.
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