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Chad Zimmerman

Executive Editor

The University of Chicago Press is one of the world’s most distinguished publishers of popular and scholarly books in economics. 

I acquire books in economics and in fields where economics functions as a primary tool—public policy, finance, business, public health, and elsewhere. I am particularly interested in books for general audiences and books that have a ready use in courses. 

I am fortunate to partner with the National Bureau of Economic Research on its two book series, both of which synthesize economic research in emerging subject spaces to stimulate further study and advance the field. Through its collaboration with NBER, Chicago has been fortunate to publish many of the most recognizable names in economics.  

Since 2022, I have also collaborated with the Jain Family Institute on the Phenomenal World Books project—a unique new publishing endeavor focused on political economy, broadly defined. The series features a luminary editorial board of Mehrsa Baradaran, Melinda Cooper, Daniela Gabor, Destin Jenkins, Ndongo Samba Sylla, and Adam Tooze.

I have been an executive editor at Chicago since 2019. Previously I was a senior editor at Oxford University Press in New York. My family, which includes two kids and two dogs, lives in Chicago. Two of my favorite books are The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and The Goldfinch

A selection of my publishing at Chicago is included below. 

Prospective authors are encouraged to consult our submission guidelines. We also provide an overview about publishing with Chicago here.

Chad Zimmerman


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