It’s been less than a month since the UK voted to leave the European Union, so there is still a lot of uncertainty about how the vote will impact the rest of the EU. One those countries caught up in that uncertainty is Italy.
In the fall, Italians will vote in a different kind of referendum, where they’ll decide whether or not to change their constitution and the way their Parliament is structured. But if the reforms pass, it could mean that the anti-establishment party known as the Five Star Movement, could eventually come to power in Italy. They advocate leaving the EU.
We talk about how the Brexit vote is playing out in Italy with Luigi Zingales, a professor of entrepreneurship and finance at the University of Chicago and the director of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago.