The 2024 Stigler Center Affiliate Fellows at the Stigler Center at Chicago Booth are a multidisciplinary group of economists, business scholars, lawyers, and political scientists.

The Stigler Center at Chicago Booth, home to ProMarket, is happy to announce the third cohort of its Affiliate Fellows program. 

This non-resident, three-year appointment is designed to support the research of up-and-coming academics and strengthen and cultivate a community of scholars worldwide working on political economy, regulatory capture, and competitive markets. The third Affiliate Fellows cohort is a multidisciplinary group, composed of economists, business scholars, lawyers, and political scientists from multiple different backgrounds and jurisdictions. The fellows will also contribute articles about their research to ProMarket.

Michele Fioretti — Assistant Professor of Economics, Sciences Po

Michele Fioretti is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, Paris. His research analyzes market competition, particularly in contexts where firms internalize or claim to internalize their social and environmental impacts, as well as in relation to specific production technologies and value chains. He utilizes methodologies from the fields of industrial organization, international trade, and corporate finance. His work has received several awards and recognitions from institutions such as the Econometric Society, INFER, and the Association Française de Science Économique. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Southern California in 2019. He has also held visiting positions at the London School of Economics, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, and Singapore Management University.

Andres Gonzalez-Lira — Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Business School

Andres Gonzalez-Lira is an Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Business School. His research uses Industrial Organization tools to examine the impact of institutional frictions on markets, often combining economic models, large administrative datasets, and modern econometric techniques to address policy-relevant questions. His research spans various topics, such as evaluating the design of procurement policies trading off competition promotion and contract incompleteness, as well as assessing the design of enforcement policies aimed at curbing illegal fish markets. Andres received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business in May 2021 and then spent one year as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Yale University.

Carsten Koenig — Senior Lecturer, University of Cologne

Carsten Koenig is a postdoctoral researcher and senior lecturer at the University of Cologne, Germany, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance. He holds a Ph.D. in law from the Free University of Berlin, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and a J.D. equivalent from the Humboldt University of Berlin. He recently completed his postdoctoral qualification (”habilitation”) at the University of Cologne with a thesis on corporate liability. He has been a visiting professor at the Goethe University of Frankfurt and the University of Wuerzburg, and a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in Luxembourg. Carsten’s research interests include antitrust, regulation, digital markets, energy markets, corporate law, and law & economics. Much of his research focuses on recent developments in regulatory enforcement and the control of corporate misconduct. Among other things, he examines new approaches to enforcement in modern regulatory frameworks, such as digital market legislation and policies to promote global supply chain accountability.

David Samuel — Assistant Professor of Accounting, Singapore Management University

David Samuel is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Singapore Management University. His research centers on corporate and international taxation, with intersections with the domains of corporate governance and finance. David’s interest lies in exploring how taxes impact decision-making within multinational corporations, providing insights for a wide audience engaged in global tax reform and policy deliberations.

David earned his Ph.D. in Business with a major in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Additionally, he holds a Ph.D. in International Business Taxation from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. His professional background includes diverse experiences in both the private and public sectors, with experience at PwC, BMW, and the United Nations.