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A Call for Comments: Have You Been Affected by Academic Gatekeeping?

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On Friday, ProMarket published a piece by Renée Adams about the impact of academic gatekeeping in political finance. Do you have a similar story to share? 


Renée’s story is hardly unique. I have my story, which I told in my Capitalism for the People 10 years ago, but it happened in Italy and I superficially attributed it to the power structure of my native country. I was wrong. It is a much bigger problem, which involves every country, including the United States. Yet, until we become aware of the magnitude of the phenomenon, it is impossible to generate the political will to change things. For this reason, inspired by Renee’s analysis, we at ProMarket have decided to issue a call for your stories of how your research has been limited, derailed, or blocked, by people who control data, funding, and the publication process. We are going to publish the best stories in ProMarket, but we are going to use them all in a systematic ethnographic study. 

To share your story, please email us at promarket@chicagobooth.edu 

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Luigi Zingales is the Robert C. Mc Cormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. His research interests span from corporate governance to financial development, from political economy to the economic effects of culture. He has published extensively in the major economics and financial journals. In 2003, Zingales received the Bernacer Prize for the best European young financial economist. In 2013 he has been named founding director of the Center for Economic Analysis of the PCAOB. In 2014 he served as President of the American Finance Association. He is co-author with Raghuram G. Rajan of “Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists” (2003) and author of “A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity” (2012). His latest book is “Europa o no” (2014).