Marcelo Ortiz

Marcelo Ortiz is an Assistant Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and an affiliated professor at the Barcelona School of Economics and the UPF Barcelona School of Management. His research interests revolve around wealthy business families, transparency, and regulation. Marcelo’s research has been published in The Review of Financial Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Global Strategy Journal.

Rent-Seeking Alone Does Not Explain Why Wealthy Families Run for Office

From the Kennedy family to Chile's Matte family, powerful and wealthy families often seek political office. New research by Patricio Duran, Marcelo Ortiz, and Michael Carney seek to understand what those politically active families have in common and discuss potential motivations.

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