Guy Rolnik

Guy Rolnik is a Clinical Professor for Strategic Management at the University of Chicago Booth school of Business. Rolnik is the Founder of Israel’s leading economics newspaper TheMarker and is considered the most Influential economic journalist in Israel in the last 2 decades. Rolnik served for 15 years as Editor-in-Chief of TheMarker and 7 years as the Deputy Publisher of Haaretz daily newspaper - Israel oldest and most important newspaper. Rolnik is the recipient (2013) of the Sokolov (Israeli Pulitzer) life-time-achievement award for excellence in Journalism. He is credited with revolutionizing the Israeli Journalism and media worlds and as bringing dramatic changes to the economic and social discourse in Israel. Rolnik researches and writes about Political Economy, Financial Markets, Antitrust and Regulation. He teaches courses on Regulation, Corporate Reputation and Communication at the Booth school at University of Chicago, in Tel Aviv University and I.D.C in Israel.

"There's a Set of People Who Do Understand What's Going on in Washington, But That Story Isn't Told Broadly"

How much does investigative journalism cost? What are its benefits? Why is it so hard to monetize? Can markets keep on providing this service?...

The Value of Access: How Closeness to the Obama White House Benefited Companies

Between January 2009 and December 2015, White House officials met with corporate CEOs 2,286 times. A new study, to be presented at the upcoming Stigler Center...

Trump and Sinclair's Art of the Deal

Donald Trump is actually a boon for many media outlets. Consider, for instance, the case of Sinclair's TV and radio stations that supported him throughout his...

Are Managers Who Oppose Shareholder Proposals Acting in the Best Interest of Shareholders?

A new Stigler Center working paper finds that managers who resist shareholder proposals are typically acting responsibly, as opposed to acting on their own...

The Powerful Private Regulator and the Effects of Conflicts of Interest

A new study reveals both the potential biases in the proxy advisory industry and how a new entrant can help mitigate conflicts of interest. The...

The Market for News in Russia: Is There a Demand for Government Bias?

Does the fact that Russian readers consume news produced by government-controlled entities, even though they have access to independent sources, imply a demand for...

Wells Fargo and the Failure of Boards and Regulators

Two new reports concerning the Wells Fargo scandal suggest that the bank's senior management, its board of directors, and the regulators all knew about the bank's...

When We Are Less Interested in the Truth, Capture Thrives

The unprecedented divide between the way that Democrats and Republicans perceive the state of the economy may be linked to two important theories in...

How Many Newt Gingrich's Are There in Washington? Much More Than You Might Think

As more and more lobbyists move to consulting and PR agencies, experts say the underworld of hidden lobbying is probably much bigger than what formal...

Netanyahu, Trump, Nixon and the Use of Antitrust to Tame the Media

Donald Trump and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu are waging a war against the media. Their tools of choice are the same ones used...

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Tech Platforms and the Antitrust Duty to Deal

Why is there a widespread view that existing American antitrust law is ill-equipped to address dominant platforms that exclude or discriminate against...

Study: the Covid-19 Eviction Moratoriums Helped Reduce Food Insecurity and Mental Stress

A new study investigates the impact of 2020 Covid-19 rental eviction moratoria on the wellbeing of US households, finding that eviction moratoria...

Cogs and Monsters: Is Economics Destined to Remain a Dismal Science?

In her bold new book Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be, Cambridge professor Diane Coyle offers a...

Is there a “California Effect” in Data Privacy Law? Why the EU is Not the World’s Privacy Cop

It is common lore in data privacy law and other fields that stringent regulatory standards (such as the ones introduced in the...

Governments Were Forced to Restrict Civil Liberties to Deal With Covid-19. More Flexible Constitutions Could Prevent That From Becoming the New Normal

A new paper argues that exploitation of gaps within democratic constitutions during emergencies, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, has the potential to...

The Social Responsibility of Business Includes Profits

Profits these days are often seen as a dirty word, but it is wrong to demonize profits. A company’s responsibility is not...

Academic Gatekeepers, Real and Imagined, Are Threatening the Credibility of the Field of Political Finance 


One objective of political finance is to hold power to account. However, gatekeeping, both direct and indirect, is keeping important work from...