Ilona Babenko

Ilona Babenko is an associate professor of finance at ASU W. P. Carey School of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in finance from UC Berkeley. Ilona has published in top academic journals, and her work has been featured in media outlets, such as Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Washington Post, and Forbes.

The Rise of Business Politicians

Over the last two decades, the share of senior corporate executives holding national political office has increased in the United States as...

Why Are So Many Executives Running for Office These Days?

New research documents a sharp increase in the number of corporate executives in elected federal office between 1980 and 2014. But why do they...

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Democratize Work

An excerpt from a new book, Democratize Work: The Case for Reorganizing the Economy, advocates democratizing firms and decommodifying work.

Antitrust Enforcement, Inflation and Corporate Greed: What do we know?

At a recent Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) event, panelists, including the Stigler Center's own Luigi Zingales, reflected on the roles...

Data is Abundant But is it Accessible to Researchers?

Despite the wide availability of data, ensuring independent access to data sources has never been more crucial. How can researchers engage in...

Private Labels in Online Marketplaces

On their store shelves, Walmart has its own products under the "Great Value” brand, and Tesco has its own “Everyday Value” products....

Bolsonaro’s reelection may become a setback for ESG in Brazil

Social pressures, market forces and elected leaders influence corporate decisions on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Journalist Stephanie Tondo examines the...

2023 Antitrust and Competition Conference: Call for Papers

The Stigler Center is inviting submissions of short academic articles (up to 3000 words) focused on the development of a legal/economic...

ProMarket Seeks New Deputy Managing Editor

We're hiring! Many ProMarket readers will now know that Asher Schechter, former deputy editor at...