Jacopo Ponticelli joined Kellogg School of Management in 2017 as an Associate Professor of Finance. He is an applied economist who primarily studies corporate finance and development economics, with a particular focus on firms in developing countries and the role played by financial markets and institutions in the process of economic development. His work has been published in top economics and finance journals. Before joining the Kellogg School of Management, he served as an Assistant Professor of Finance and Cohen and Keenoy Scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.