Emanuele Colonnelli works at the intersection of 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 (Applied Quantitative Research) Top Finance Graduate Award and the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship in entrepreneurship. He also has research and work experience in several countries, including the United States, Brazil, Uganda, Bangladesh, Malawi, and India.
His research has been published in AEA (American Economic Association) Papers and Proceedings, the Journal of Finance (forthcoming), and the Journal of Financial Economics (forthcoming).
Colonnelli, who is a Fama Faculty Fellow within Chicago Booth, holds a BSc in economics from the University of Siena, an MSc in economics from Bocconi University, and a PhD in economics from Stanford University. He was also a visiting student in economics and management at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.