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is Thomas Dewitt Cuyler Professor of Economics at Yale. He is a labour economist and applied econometrician. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation and of the Executive Committee of the Society of Labor Economists.
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is the Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law and Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Research Associate of the NBER and was Editor of the AEA’s Journal of Economic Perspectives and the founding Editor of its American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society.
Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her research covers the fields of labor economics, corporate finance, political economy and development economics. Her research in these areas has been published widely, including numerous research articles in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, and the Review of Economic Studies
is Professor of Economics at University College London and Director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He was recipient of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2012, and the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Prize in Economics in 2015. He was awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in 2014.
is the David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. In his research, he examines producer-level responses to globalization and their implications for aggregate trade and investment patterns. Prof. Melitz is an author of the undergraduate textbook “International Economics: Theory and Policy”.
is the Thomas Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. His research has been in industrial organization, the economics of technological change and in econometric theory. He received the Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society in 1986. Ariel was elected a fellow of: the Econometric society in 1988, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002, and the National Academy of Sciences in 2017. Ariel received the Jean-Jaques Laffont prize in 2017 and the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in 2018.
Rohini Pande is the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center, Yale University. She is a co-editor of American Economic Review: Insights.
Pande’s research is largely focused on how formal and informal institutions shape power relationships and patterns of economic and political advantage in society, particularly in developing countries. She is interested the role of public policy in providing the poor and disadvantaged political and economic power, and how notions of economic justice and human rights can help justify and enable such change
is William R. Kenan Professor of Economics at Northwestern. He has conducted research on theoretical and empirical studies of collusion, price wars, and bidders’ behavior in auctions. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 2009 Distinguished Fellow of the Industrial Organization Society.
is Gordon Y. Billard Professor of Management and Economics at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (jointly in the Sloan Management School and MIT Economics Department). Prior to this, he was Director of the Centre of Economic Performance at LSE. He is the winner of the Yrjö Jahnsson Award (2009); the Arrow Prize (2011); the European Investment Bank Prize (2014), an OBE (2017) and the HBR-McKinsey Award (2018). He is a fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, the NBER, CEPR and the Society of Labor Economists.
is Professor of Economics at University College London. He is also a Research Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where he co-directs the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo) and the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public.
is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, directing the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) and co-directs the State Capabilities Research Programme. Her research interests are in development economics and organisational economics.
is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. He is a research Associate of the NBER, an International Research Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research has covered a diverse set of topics in public finance.
is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the British Academy. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015 and the Birgit Grodal Award in 2014. She was managing editor of the Economic Journal from 2011-2017. She is President elect of the Royal Economic Society and will be President in 2019/2020.
is the Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Economic Review (AER) from 2011 to 2016 and Coeditor in 2017 and from 2010 to 2016. She is Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the Bodossaki Prize in Social Sciences. Her teaching and research interests lie in the areas of applied microeconomics, empirical international trade, and industrial organization.