Emanuele Colonnelli

University of Chicago

Emanuele Colonnelli is an assistant professor of Finance, Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow, and Fama Faculty Fellow at The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He is also Theme Leader for the 'Finance & Entrepreneurship' research theme at PEDL (CEPR). Colonnelli’s research focuses on the intersection between finance and development, with a special interest in high-growth entrepreneurship and talent allocation in emerging markets, and in the interaction between governments, institutions, and firms. He is the recipient of a number of grants and awards, such as the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award and the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship in Entrepreneurship. He also has research and work experience in several emerging countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Malawi, Myanmar, South Africa, and Uganda. Colonnelli holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University, a BSc in Economics from the University of Siena, an MSc in Economics from Bocconi University, and he spent an academic year visiting Pembroke College, Oxford University.