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Lars Peter Feld (born August 9, 1966 in Saarbrücken) is a German economist who currently serves as director of the Walter Eucken Institut and as Professor for Economic Policy at the University of Freiburg. From 2020 to 2021 he also chaired the German Council of Economic Experts. Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner made Feld his personal economic policy advisor in February 2022. Feld studied economics at Saarland University. He obtained his doctorate and habilitation in economics in 1999 and 2002, respectively, both from the University of St. Gallen. From 2006 until 2010 Feld held the chair for finance at the University of Heidelberg. At the same time he was offered a research professorship at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim which he took on in 2006. In addition to this, since 2007, he is visiting academic at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. During this time he worked as curator for student business consulting Galilei Consulte.V. in Heidelberg. Since September 2010 Feld has been professor for economic policy at the University of Freiburg and serves as lead executive at the Walter Eucken Institute. From 2011 to 2021, Feld served as a member of the German Council of Economic Experts; in 2020, he became the body's chairman. He left the position in 2021 after he was not reappointed to a third term by Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz. Since 2013, Feld has also been serving on the advisory board of the Stability Council, a body devised as part of Germany’s national implementation of the European Fiscal Compact.
John B. Taylor
John Brian Taylor (born December 8, 1946) is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He taught at Columbia University from 1973 to 1980 and the Woodrow Wilson School and Economics Department of Princeton University from 1980 to 1984 before returning to Stanford. He has received several teaching prizes and teaches Stanford's introductory economics course as well as Ph.D. courses in monetary economics. In research published in 1979 and 1980 he developed a model of price and wage setting—called the staggered contract model—which served as an underpinning of a new class of empirical models with rational expectations and sticky prices—sometimes called new Keynesian models. In a 1993 paper he proposed the Taylor rule, intended as a recommendation about how nominal interest rates should be determined, which then became a rough summary of how central banks actually do set them. He has been active in public policy, serving as the Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs during the first term of the George W. Bush Administration. His book Global Financial Warriors chronicles this period. He was a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisors during the George H. W. Bush Administration and Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisors during the Ford and Carter Administrations. In 2012 he was included in the 50 Most Influential list of Bloomberg Markets Magazine. Thomson Reuters lists Taylor among the "citation laureates" who are likely future winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics. He was president of the Mont Pelerin Society (a neoliberal economic think tank) from 2018 to 2020.
William B. English
William English is a professor in the practice of finance at the Yale School of Management. He joined Yale University in 2016. He had previously been at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, including, from 2010 to 2015, as Director of the Division of Monetary Affairs and Secretary to the Federal Open Market Committee. In that position, Bill oversaw the development of monetary policy, working extensively on issues related to asset purchases, policy normalization, and policy communication. His research has focused on issues related to monetary policy, including unconventional policy, and banking issues. In 2002-03, Bill was a Senior Economist at the Bank for International Settlements, and in 1996-97, he was a Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Bill taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where he won the Irving Kravis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching in Economics
Betsey Stevenson is a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan. She is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a fellow of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich, and an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. She served as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2013 to 2015 where she advised President Obama on social policy, labor market, and trade issues. She served as the Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2010 to 2011. More recently she served on the Biden-Harris Transition team assisting with the agency review and policy development for the U.S. Treasury. Dr Stevenson has published widely in leading economics journals about the labor market and the impact of public policies on outcomes both in the labor market and for families. Her research explores women’s labor market experiences, the economic forces shaping the modern family, and how these labor market experiences and economic forces on the family influence each other. She is the co-host of the podcast Think Like an Economist and is the coauthor of a Principles of Economics textbook. Her analysis of economic data and the economy are frequently covered in both print and television media.
Martin Robert Weale CBE (born December 4, 1955) is a British economist. He was educated at Highgate School and Clare College, Cambridge, where he qualified for an MA in Economics, with first-class honours, and was later a fellow from 1981-1995. On 5 July 2010 it was announced that he would join the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, replacing Kate Barker. He was in turn replaced by Michael Saunders, attending his last meeting in July 2016.
Since 1995, he has also held the position of director at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). He was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1999 for services to economics after contributing to a report for the Treasury and the Bank of England into the Average Earnings Index. As of 2010 he was a part-time professor at Queen Mary, University of London.
At NIESR, he has "written hundreds of studies and reports for a wide range of bodies and governments". A 2010 paper for the European Commission argued that "Britain's long boom under Labour was based on unsustainable consumption" and that "the budget deficit has to be closed at some point ... You cannot put it off forever on the grounds that the economy might never be able to stand it."
Since leaving the Monetary Policy Committee he has become Professor of Economics at King's College London, where he lectures on macroeconomic policy. He has joined the panel of expert economists at the Office for National Statistics and is an associate of the Centre for Macroeconomics at the London School of Economics. He was a founding trustee of Alzheimer's Research UK (formally Alzheimer's Research Trust). His current non-academic activities include membership of the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Memorial Trust.
Robert Glenn Hubbard (born September 4, 1958) is an American economist and academic. He served as the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business from 2004 to 2019, where he remains the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics. On September 13, 2018, he announced that he would retire from his position after his contract expired on June 30, 2019. Hubbard previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1991 to 1993, and as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2001 to 2003.
Hubbard is a Visiting Scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, where he studies tax policy and health care. He was criticized for his reports and papers on deregulation during the 2008 banking crisis.
Hubbard served as economic advisor to the 2012 presidential campaign of Mitt Romney, a position he also held during Romney's 2008 presidential campaign. In August 2012, Politico identified Hubbard as "a likely Romney appointee as Federal Reserve chairman or Treasury secretary".
Hubbard was an economic advisor for the Jeb Bush 2016 presidential campaign. After Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, Hubbard was mentioned as a potential Treasury secretary (which eventually went to Steven Mnuchin), and also as a potential Fed chair, a role expected to become open in February 2018. Hubbard had been critical of both Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, including after Bush had suspended his campaign. In August 2016, Hubbard declined say which candidate he supported in the general election, but did say that Trump's taxation plans and their impact on economic growth were in a "direction" somewhat better than Clinton's plans. Hubbard criticized Trump's plans on trade and immigration for their predicted economic impact.
Dennis P. Lockhart is an American economist. He was the 14th President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, serving from March 1, 2007, through February 28, 2017.
Lockhart held various positions, both domestic and international, with Citicorp/Citibank (now Citigroup) between 1971 and 1988. Early in his career with Citibank, he served in Saudi Arabia, Greece and Iran.
From 1978 to 1986, he served in Atlanta as senior corporate officer of the Southeast office of Citibank. From 1987 to 1988, he was head of the firm's Latin American debt-to-equity swap investment program, designed to restructure sovereign debt. He worked for thirteen years (1988-2001) at Heller Financial, where he served as executive vice president and director of the parent company and as president of Heller International Group until Heller was purchased by General Electric in 2001.
From 2001 to 2003, he was managing partner at the private equity firm Zephyr Management, L.P., based in New York with activity in Africa and Latin America. From 2002 to 2007, he served as chairman of the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds, a sponsor/operator of emerging markets venture capital/private equity funds. In 2000, he served as chairman of the advisory committee of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
From 2003 to 2007, Lockhart served on the faculty of the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. In this role, Lockhart was chairman of the program's concentrations in international business-government relations and global commerce and finance, while teaching courses in international investment, global business strategy, and other subjects. He also was an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
Lockhart serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, on the board of directors of St. Joseph's Health System, and is a trustee of Agnes Scott College and the Atlanta International School. He also chairs the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and the Midtown Alliance.
Nate Silver has become today’s leading statistician through his innovative analyses of political polling. He first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the results of the primaries and the presidential winner in 49 states. In 2012, he called 50 of 50 states.
Nate is a pioneer of the new field of data journalism with his award-winning website FiveThirtyEight. Now in partnership with ABC News, FiveThirtyEight allows Nate to contribute to the election coverage as well as continuing to explore a wide range of areas including politics, sports, science, and more.
Before he came to politics, he established his credentials as an analyst of baseball statistics. He developed a widely acclaimed system called PECOTA (Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm), which predicts player performance, career development, and seasonal winners and losers.
He has been honoured by a series of accolades. Most recently, Fast Company named Nate No. 1 of the100 Most Creative People in Business 2013 and Creativity magazine listed him in its Creativity 50 2013. He has also appeared in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2009 and Rolling Stone’s 100 Agents of Change. FiveThirtyEight.com won Best Political Coverage in the 2008 Weblog Awards.
President of the Peterson Institute for International Economicsread more
Adam Posen is President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the world’s leading independent non-partisan research institute on globalization. From 2009-2012, he was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. His policy and research work focuses on macroeconomic policy and forecasting, European and Japanese political economy, central banking issues, and the resolution of financial crises. He is a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers to the US Congressional Budget Office, and, prior to joining the MPC, was a consultant to several U.S. government agencies, the UK Cabinet Office, the European Commission, and to the IMF, as well as a visiting scholar and consultant to a number of central banks in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America. He is the author of Restoring Japan’s Economic Growth , the co-author with Bernanke, et al, of Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience, as well as of over forty research articles, and the editor of four conference volumes on financial crises and on the future of the euro. He received his Ph.D. and his A.B. from Harvard University.
Director Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)read more
Daniel Gros is currently the Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a European think tank. He worked for the CEPS from 1986 to 1988 and has worked there continuously since 1990. His current research primarily focuses on EU economic policy, specifically on the impact of the euro on capital and labour markets, as well as on the international role of the euro, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. He also monitors the transition towards market economies and the process of enlargement of the EU towards the east.
David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also an assistant editor, policy adviser and chief leader-writer. He has won a number of awards, including the Harold Wincott award for Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (2004). David is a regular contributor to the CBI's Business Voice and also writes a home economics column in the property section of The Sunday Times.
"Once again David Smith has demonstrated his talent for opening up the world of economics and finance to a general audience."
Dr Marc Faber
Leading Investment Advisor and Fund Managerread more
Dr. Marc Faber is a leading investment advisor and fund manager. He is probably best known as the publisher of a widely read monthly investment newsletter The Gloom, Boom and Doom report which highlights unusual investment opportunities. He is also a regular contributor to several leading financial publications around the world and is the author of the Amazon.com best seller 'Tomorrow's Gold'. In 1990, he set up his own business, Marc Faber Limited, of which he is the CEO and also acts as an investment advisor and fund manager.
Princeton University (B.A.) and Harvard University (Ph. D. in Economics)read more
Edwin Lim was educated at Princeton University (B.A.) and Harvard University (Ph. D. in Economics). He joined the World Bank in 1970 and in the following 30 years, was responsible for the Bank's work in a number of developing countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India and China.
From 1980 to 1990 he was responsible in the World Bank for economic policy dialogues with the Chinese authorities. In 1985 Mr. Lim established the World Bank's office in China and served as the first Director until 1990.
Following his China assignment, Mr. Lim was appointed the World Bank Director for West Africa and subsequently for India.
From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Lim took external leave from the World Bank to lead the founding of China's first international investment bank -- China International Capital Corporation (CICC) and served as CICC's first CEO. CICC was a joint venture of China Construction Bank, Morgan Stanley and Singarpore's Government Investment Corp.
Since he left the World Bank in 2002, Mr. Lim has been directing the China Economic Research and Advisory Programme (CERAP), a policy initiative involving prominent international and Chinese economists which provides pro bono policy advice to the Chinese authorities.
Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard Universityread more
Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. From 2001-2003, Rogoff served as Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. Rogoff's treatise Foundations of International Macroeconomics (joint with Maurice Obstfeld) is the standard graduate text in the field worldwide, and his monthly syndicated column on global economic issues is published regularly in over 50 countries. Rogoff is also known for his early research on central bank independence and inflation targeting as an institutional device for enhancing the credibility of monetary policy.
Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Group of Thirty. He has been invited to give numerous named campus-wide research lectures at universities around the world, and also speaks widely on global economic issues. He is 2011 winner of the biennial Deutsche Bank Prize awarded by the Center for Financial Economics.
Rogoff is on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds the life title of international grandmaster of chess.
Tuntex Professor of Economics at Yale Universityread more
Koichi Hamada is the Tuntex Professor Emeritus of Economics at Yale University, where he specialized in the Japanese economy and international economics, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo, where he taught before coming to Yale in 1986. He now serves as a special adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and is considered to be one of the architects of Abenomics, Abe’s current economic policy.
Professor Hamada has an L.L.B. (he passed Japan’s national Bar Examination in 1957) as well as a BA in Economics, both from the University of Tokyo, and a Ph. D. in Economics from Yale University.
During his leave of absence from Yale in 2001 to 2003, Hamada was President of the Economic and Social research Institute (ESRI) of the Cabinet Office of Japan. He was awarded the Imperial Decoration, the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, in 2006 for his distinguished achievements with regard to Japan’s macroeconomic policy.
He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and served as its council member from 1980 to 1985. Hamada was the President of the Japanese Association of Economics and Econometrics (now the Japan Economic Association) from 1994 to 1995 and was the founding President of the Japan Law and Economics Association in 2003. He is currently an Honorary Fellow of this association.
Hamada’s study of international monetary relations published in JPE in 1976 is regarded as one of the first studies that applied game theory to interdependent macroeconomic policies among nations. He also introduced “Law and Economics” to Japan.
In 1997, Hamada served as a member of the external evaluation team of the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF) Program of the IMF by request of its Board of Directors. He was an advisor to both Mike Moore and Supachai Panitchpakdi, two Directors General of the WTO.
He was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, the Ford Dissertation Fellowship and the Abe Fellowship of the Center of Global Partnership among many other scholarships and fellowships, and has been awarded countless prizes and awards, including the Nikkei Tosho Bunka Prize (1967), the Ekonomisuto prize (1980) and the Otto Eckstein Prize (1988) by the Eastern Economic Association for the best article in the Eastern Economic Review for the year.
Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Timesread more
He is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London, writing a weekly column on the world economy and a fortnightly column on the UK. For his “services to financial journalism”, Martin was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000.
He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011. Previously, he was a senior economist for ten years at the World Bank’s division of international trade. He has been a Forum Fellow at the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999, where he has served as a moderator, and is a member of its International Media Council. He was Director of Studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre, London, and has advised governments and international organisations on trade and economic integration.
Martin is the author of several books and numerous articles on global economics and political economy. His most recent book is The Shifts and The Shocks: What We’ve Learned — and Have Still to Learn — from the Financial Crisis (September 2014). Previous books include Why Globalization Works and Fixing Global Finance: How to Curb Financial Crises in the 21st Century. Fixing Global Finance describes how the current financial crisis developed and what we can do to help ensure future global financial stability. China Business News named Fixing Global Finance its Financial Book of the Year for 2009.
Martin has won several prestigious awards for his journalism, most recently the Overseas Press Club of America’s prize for “best commentary on international news in any medium” for 2013; the James Cameron Memorial Award for 2012; a distinguished honourary fellowship by the European International Business Academy in 2012; and the 2012 International Ischia Journalism Prize (Italy’s most prestigious media award).
Other awards include the US Society of Business Writers and Editors 15th Annual Best Business Journalism award, and the "Ludwig-Erhard-Preis für Wirtschaftspublizistik" ("Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary") from the Ludwig Erhard Stiftung (Foundation) for 2009. He won "Commentariat of the Year 2009" at the Comment Awards, sponsored by Editorial Intelligence, and the Decade of Excellence Award at the 2003 Business Journalists of the Year Awards.
Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Gailliot Center for Public Policy, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon Universityread more
Marvin Goodfriend is Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Gailliot Center for Public Policy, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. He was Director of Research and Senior Vice President and Policy Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, regularly attending meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1993-2005). Dr. Goodfriend served as a senior staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisors at the While House (1984-85) and was a visiting economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1983-84). He was a visiting professor of business economics at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago (1988-90). He has been a visiting scholar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Institute for International Economic Studies at the University of Stockholm, the International Monetary Fund, and the Swiss National Bank. Dr. Goodfriend serves on editorial boards of the Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and the International Journal of Central Banking. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. [Dr. Goodfriend's most recent publication is "How the World Achieved Consensus on Monetary Policy," in the Fall 2007 Journal of Economic Perspectives of the American Economic Association
Alan S. Blinder
Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton Universityread more
ALAN S. BLINDER is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is also Vice Chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network, and a regular columnist for The Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Blinder served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from June 1994 until January 1996. In this position, he represented the Fed at various international meetings, and was a member of the Board's committees on Bank Supervision and Regulation, Consumer and Community Affairs, and Derivative Instruments. He also chaired the Board in the Chairman's absence. He speaks frequently to financial and other audiences.
Before becoming a member of the Board, Dr. Blinder served as a Member of President Clinton's original Council of Economic Advisers from January 1993 until June 1994. There he was in charge of the Administration's macroeconomic forecasting and also worked intensively on budget, international trade, and health care issues. During the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, he was an economic adviser to Al Gore and John Kerry, and he continues to advise numerous members of Congress and officeholders. He also served briefly as Deputy Assistant Director of the Congressional Budget Office when that agency started in 1975, and testifies frequently before Congress on a wide variety of public policy issues.
Dr. Blinder was born on October 14, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his A.B. at Princeton University in 1967, M.Sc. at London School of Economics in 1968, and Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971–all in economics. Dr. Blinder has taught at Princeton since 1971, and chaired the Department of Economics from 1988 to 1990. He was the Founder and either Director or Co-Director of Princeton's Center for Economic Policy Studies from 1989 to 2011.
Dr. Blinder is the author or co-author of 20 books, including the textbook Economics: Principles and Policy (with William J. Baumol), now in its 12th edition, from which well over two and a half million college students have learned introductory economics. His latest book, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, was published in January 2013 (Penguin Press; paperback, 2014). He has also written scores of scholarly articles on such topics as fiscal policy, central banking, offshoring, and the distribution of income. He also appears frequently on PBS, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, and elsewhere.
Dr. Blinder was previously President of the Eastern Economic Association and Vice President of the American Economic Association. He is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Economic Club of New York, the Bretton Woods Committee, and the Bellagio Group, and a former governor of the American Stock Exchange. Dr. Blinder also serves on academic advisory panels for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Hamilton Project.
He has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, and a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Professor and Associate Head of the MIT Department of Economics, Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Affiliate of the Abdul Jameel Latif Poverty Action Lab, Co-director of the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequread more
David Autor is Professor and Associate Head of the MIT Department of Economics, Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Affiliate of the Abdul Jameel Latif Poverty Action Lab, Co-director of the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative, Associate Director of the NBER Disability Research Center, and former editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. His works analyzes the labour market impacts of technological change and globalization, earnings inequality, disability insurance and labour supply, and temporary help and other intermediated work arrangements. He is an elected member of executive committees of the American Economic Association and the Society of Labour Economist, and has received the NSF Career award, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Sherwin Rosen Prize for outstanding contributions in the field of Labour Economics, and MIT’s James A. and Ruth Levitan Award for excellence in teaching. Autor is also an elected Fellow of the Econometrics Society, the Society of Labour Economists, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 1999. Prior to graduate study, he spent three years directing computer skills education for economically disadvantaged children and adults in San Francisco and South Africa. Autor is the co-captain of the MIT Economics hockey team, which is reputed to be one of the most highly cited teams in the MIT intramural league
Professor of economics at Bocconi universityread more
Francesco Giavazzi (Bergamo, 1949) is professor of economics at Bocconi university in Milan where he has been deputy rector responsible for the university’s research activities -- and a Regular Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he teaches one semester a year.
He obtained a degree in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1972, and a PhD in economics from MIT in 1978.
He is a member of the Strategic committee of Agence France Trésor, chairs the Scientific committee of CEPII and is a member of the Bellagio Group
From 1992 to 1994 he was director general at the Italian Treasury, responsible for economic analysis, debt management and privatizations. During that period he represented the Italian Treasury on the boards of INA s.p.a., Assitalia s.p.a. and Banco di Napoli s.p.a., where he was also the deputy chairman. He is also an independent director of Autogrill s.p.a., Vitale&Associati s.p.a and Arsenale di Venezia s.p.a..
From 1998 to 2000 he was a member of the Group of economic advisers to the Italian prime minister, and from 2000 to 2010 a member of the Group of economic advisers to the president of the European commission.
In 1999 he was a member of the External Evaluation Committee of the Research Activities at the IMF. In 2006, jointly with professor Fredrick Mishkin, he conducted an evaluation of the Riksbank for the Swedish parliament. In 1994 he has been the Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England.
He is a research fellow and a trustee of CEPR (the Centre for Economic Policy Research) in London, and a research associate of NBER (the National Bureau of Economics Research) in Cambridge (Mass).
University Distinguished Service Professorread more
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1958, did postgraduate work at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard where he joined the faculty in 1964. In 2008, a poll of 2700 international relations scholars listed him as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and a 2011 poll rated him the fourth most influential scholar in international relations over the past 20 years.
From 1977-79, Nye was a deputy Undersecretary of State and chaired the National Security Council Group on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons. In 1993-94 he chaired the National Intelligence Council which prepares intelligence estimates for the president, and in 1994-95 served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. He won Distinguished Service medals from all three agencies.
Nye has published thirteen academic books, a novel, and more than 150 articles in professional and policy journals. His most recent books include Soft Power, The Powers to Lead, and The Future of Power which The Economist called “rigorous and convincing.”
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and an honorary fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He is the recipient of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award, the Charles Merriam Award from the American Political Science Association, France’s Palmes Academiques, and various honorary degrees.
Lord Adair Turner
Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authorityread more
Adair Turner has combined careers in business, public policy and academia. He became Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority as the financial crisis broke in September 2008, and played a leading role in the redesign of the global banking and shadow banking regulation as Chairman of the International Financial Stability Board’s major policy committee. He is now a Senior Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), and at the Centre for Financial Studies in Frankfurt. INET is a global economic research foundation committed to the development of real world solutions to the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.
Prior to 2008 Lord Turner was a non-executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank (2006-2008); Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe (2000-2006); and from 1995-1999, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. He was with McKinsey & Co. from 1982 to 1995.
Adair became a cross-bench member of the House of Lords in 2005 and was the Chairman of the Climate Change Committee from 2008 to 2012; he also chaired the Pensions Commission from 2003 to 2006, and the Low Pay Commission from 2002 to 2006.
He is the author of 'Just Capital – The Liberal Economy' (Macmillan, 2001), and ‘Economics after the Crisis, (MIT Press, 2012), and holds Visiting Professorships at the London School of Economics and at Cass Business School, City University. He is a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee at the British Museum.
Lord Turner studied History and Economics at Caius College, Cambridge.
President of DIW Berlinread more
Marcel Fratzscher is President of DIW Berlin (German Institute of Economic Research) and Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-University Berlin. As an independent institute with 250 employees, DIW Berlin is one of the leading research institutes and think tanks in Europe.
His own research covers a broad range of issues in the fields of macroeconomics, international finance, monetary economics and international policy co-ordination, and has been published in a number of leading academic journals.
His prior professional experience includes work as Head of the International Policy Analysis Division at the European Central Bank (ECB), where he worked from 2001 to 2012; the Peterson Institute for International Economics in 2000-01; before and during the Asian financial crisis in 1996-98 at the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia for the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID); and shorter periods at the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and in various parts of Asia and Africa.
He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy; a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government; a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford, Trinity College; and a Vordiplom degree in Economics from Kiel University.
Editor and Columnist National Journal and The Atlanticread more
Norman Ornstein is a long-time observer of Congress and politics. He is a contributing editor and columnist for National Journal and The Atlantic and is an election eve analyst for BBC News. He served as codirector of the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project and participates in AEI's Election Watch series. He also served as a senior counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission. Mr. Ornstein led a working group of scholars and practitioners that helped shape the law, known as McCain-Feingold, that reformed the campaign financing system. He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. His many books include The Permanent Campaign and Its Future (AEI Press, 2000); The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, with Thomas E. Mann (Oxford University Press, 2006, named by the Washington Post one of the best books of 2006 and called by The Economist "a classic"); and, most recently, the New York Times bestseller, It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism, also with Tom Mann, published in May 2012 by Basic Books. It was named as one of 2012's best books on pollitics by The New Yorker and one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post.
Sir Charlie Bean
Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of Englandread more
Sir Charlie Bean was Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2014. Prior to that, he was Executive Director and Chief Economist from 1 October 2000. In addition to his membership of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee, he held specific responsibility within the Bank for monetary analysis and market operations and represented the Bank at the G7 and G20.
Charlie was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University (BA, 1975) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD, 1981). He began his career at HM Treasury (1975-79 & 1981-82), and then joined the London School of Economics in 1982, becoming Professor of Economics in 1990 and Head of Department in 1999; he returned to the London School of Economics (on a part-time basis) in October 2014. He has published widely, in both professional journals and more popular media, on monetary policy, European unemployment, and on macroeconomics generally. He has served on the boards of several academic journals, and was Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies (1986-90).
Aside from his service at the Bank of England, Charlie has acted in a variety of other public policy roles, including: as consultant to HM Treasury; as special adviser to both the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons, and to the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament; and as special adviser to the House of Lords enquiry into the European Central Bank.
Charlie became President of the Royal Economic Society in April 2013 and was knighted in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to monetary policy and central banking.
Founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm, Authorread more
Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and the author of two books: The New York Times Bestselling "Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future" and "The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future." He has over 25 years’ experience in the fields of computer design and software development and holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as a graduate business degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written for publications including The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Project Syndicate, The Huffington Post and The Fiscal Times.
President of the International Economic Associationread more
Tim Besley served on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from September 2006 to August 2009 and is School Professor of Economics and Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at the London School of Economics. He studied at Oxford University, where he gained a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, an M.Phil. and a D.Phil. in Economics and where he became prize fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He then served as an assistant Professor at Princeton University before joining LSE as Professor of Economics in 1995. He is a member of the Institutions, Organizations and Growth Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and his research interests are focused on aspects of economic policy formation. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and is a foreign honorary member of the American Economic Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a also past co-editor of American Economic Review and has served on the board of numerous journals. In 2010 he served as president of the European Economic Association and from 2014-2017, he will serve as the President of the International Economic Association. In 2005, he won the Yrjö Jahnsson Award for European economics and he was awarded the 2010 John von Neumann Award
John J. Mearsheimer
Professor of Political Scienceread more
John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. He graduated from West Point (1970) and has a PhD in political science from Cornell University (1981). He has written extensively about security issues and international politics more generally. Professor Mearsheimer has published five books, among them The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (2001,2014), which won the Joseph Lepgold Book Prize and has been translated into eight languages; and The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (with Stephen M. Walt, 2007), which made the New York Times best seller list and has been translated into twenty-one languages. He has also written many articles that have appeared in academic journals like International Security, and popular magazines like the London Review of Books and Foreign Affairs. Furthermore he has written op-ed pieces for newspapers like the Financial Times and the New York Times. In 2003, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Professor at the Graduate School of Economicsread more
Takatoshi Ito, professor at the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, has taught extensively both in the United States and Japan. He was a member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government in Japan and a professor at the Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. From 1999 to July 2001, he served as Deputy Vice Minister for International Finance in the Ministry of Finance in Japan. He was senior advisor at the research department of the International Monetary Fund. Ito was a professor at the University of Minnesota's economics department; a visiting professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and Department of Economics; a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan's Institute of Monetary and Economic Studies; and a national fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of The Japanese Economy (1992) and co-author of A Vision for the World Economy (MIT Press, 1996), Political Economy of Japanese Monetary Policy (MIT Press, 1997), Financial Policy and Central Banking in Japan (MIT Press, 2000), and No More Bashing: Building a New Japan–United States Economic Relationship (2001). Ito also serves on the Institute's Advisory Committee.
Mathematician and physicistread more
Mathematician and physicist Antoine Danchin spearheaded the sequencing of the genome of the model probiotic Bacillus subtilis, in a European-Japanese collaboration. He authored 350 science articles and 200 articles in epistemology, ethics and popularisation of science and four books, including The Delphic Boat, what genomes tell us, Harvard University Press. In 2000 he created the HKU-Pasteur Research Centre Ltd in Hong Kong. Former research director at the CNRS and professor at the Institut Pasteur, he directed the Department Genomes and Genetics there. He is President and Chief Scientific Officer of AMAbiotics a company focusing on microbiome-based bioremediation of chronic stresses, to help patients affected by dementia as well as to propose remedies to the ravages of age.
Dr Keyu Jin
Tenured professor of economics at the London School of economicsread more
Keyu Jin is a tenured professor of economics at the London School of economics, specializing in international macroeconomics and finance, and the Chinese economy. Academic publications have appeared in top academic journals, such as the American Economic Review. She is also on the Editorial board for Review of Economic Studies. Keyu is a columnist for Project Syndicate, and the major economics and finance magazines in China, Caixin and Caijing. She has consulted and worked for the World Bank, the IMF, and the New York Fed, and other major financial institutions. She is serving on the Asia Advisory Board for Richemont Group. In 2014, she became a Young Global Leader under the World Economic Forum. From Beijing, China, she holds a B.A., M.A., and a PhD from Harvard University.
Co-founder of Forum Partnersread more
Mr. Platt has enjoyed a 30-year career in the real estate industry, during which he has been involved in all aspects of real estate finance and investment. Mr. Platt co-founded Forum Partners in 2002. As a Managing Director of Security Capital Group and JER Partners, he was responsible for the design and implementation of private and public equity investment programs. As founder of Morgan Stanley Asset Management’s real estate division, he managed over $2 billion of private and listed real estate securities through a network of portfolio management teams in locations around the world, including Europe. Prior to that, he served as a Director of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds and, for 12 years, as a member of Morgan Stanley’s real estate investment banking team. Mr. Platt received his BA from Williams College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jeremy C. Stein
Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics at Harvard Universityread more
Jeremy C. Stein is the Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Before coming to Harvard in 2000, Stein was on the finance faculty of M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management for ten years, most recently as the J.C. Penney Professor of Management. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of finance at the Harvard Business School from 1987-1990. He received his AB in economics summa cum laude from Princeton University and his PhD in economics from M.I.T. Stein’s research has covered such topics as: behavioral finance and stock-market efficiency; corporate investment and financing decisions; risk management; capital allocation inside firms; banking; financial regulation; and monetary policy.
HSBC’s Group Chief Economistread more
Stephen King is HSBC’s Group Chief Economist. He is also a successful author.
Stephen’s latest book, When the Money Runs Out, was published by Yale University Press in May 2013 and was later selected as a “book of the year” by the Financial Times, the Economist and the Times.
In 2014, Stephen became a member of the Financial Times “Exchange”, which, in the FT’s words, offers “agenda-setting commentary from leading policymakers, academics and writers around the world”.
Stephen’s career began at H.M.Treasury, where he was an economic adviser within the civil service.
Stephen studied at New College, Oxford.
One of the world’s foremost experts on the eurozoneread more
Wolfgang Münchau is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the eurozone. He writes the European economic column of the Financial Times. His latest book, The Meltdown Years: The Unfolding of the Global Economic Crisis, won the prestigious GetAbstract business book award in its original German-language version, Vorbeben. He is the recipient of the 2012 SABEW award for best international columnist.
Together with his wife, Susanne Mundschenk, he co-founded Eurointelligence.com, a website dedicated to providing information and debate about the economics, finance and politics of the eurozone. The Eurointelligence Daily Morning News brief¬ing is widely considered to be most incisive daily informa¬tion source on the Eurozone.
He is a member of the Euro50 Group as well as the European Council on Foreign Relations. He has written three other German-language books, Kernschmelze im Finanzsystem (Meltdown in the Financial System), Das Ende der sozialen Marktwirtschaft (The End of the Social Free-market), and Makrostrategie (Macro-Investment Strategy).
Before assuming his current position, Mr. Münchau co-founded and served as editor-in-chief of FT Deutsch¬land. He holds Master’s degrees in mathematics and journalism.
Professor Richard C. Koo
Chief Economist, Nomura Research Instituteread more
Mr. Richard C. Koo is the Chief Economist of Nomura Research Institute. He is best known for developing the concept of balance sheet recession which is now widely used around the world to explain post-1990 Japanese and post-2007 Western economies. He has also advised successive prime ministers on how best to deal with Japan's economic and banking problems.
Before joining Nomura, Mr. Koo, a US citizen, was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to that, he was a Doctoral Fellow of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1979-81).
Author of many books on Japanese economy and economics.
Currently he is serving as a Senior Advisor to Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington D.C.). He is also an Advisory Board Member of Institute for New Economic Thinking (N.Y.C.).
Louis J. Maccini Professor of Economics John Hopkins Universityread more
Faust is the Louis J. Maccini Professor of Economics and served as Co-Director of the Center for Financial Economics. Faust’s research spans a broad array of theoretical and applied topics confronted by macroeconomic policymakers, such as econometric measurement of policy effects, political economy of policy, and understanding macro-financial linkages.
In Sept. 2014, Faust returned to Hopkins University after nearly 3 years on leave as special adviser to the Federal Reserve Board serving the Fed under the leadership of Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen and worked for nearly two decades as a researcher in a central bank.
Professor of Economics W.P. Carey School of Business Arizona State University Department of Economicsread more
Hobijn is a full professor of economics in the Economics Department at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Before joining ASU, he worked as a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Hobijn has also been a part-time full professor at VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. In addition, he taught as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, as well as at New York University.
Earning a PhD in economics at New York University and an MSc in econometrics at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, his broad field is applied macroeconomics, with particular emphasis on three topics: (i) Labor market frictions and unemployment dynamics, (ii) Economic growth and technology adoption, and (iii) Price setting and measurement of price indices and inflation.
A W Phillips Professor of Economics (A W Phillips Chair in Empirical Macroeconomics) London School of Economicsread more
Ricardo Reis is the A.W. Phillips Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. He is also affiliated with the NBER, the CEPR, the ESRC Centre for Macroeconomics, and he is an academic advisor at the Bank of England.
He is the chief editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Literature and the Economic Journal. His main area of research is macroeconomics, both theoretical and applied. Recent work has focussed on quantitative easing and the central bank balance sheet, fiscal automatic stabilizers, the measurement and use of valuation-relevant inflation. Past research focused on theories of inattention, models of sticky information, inflation dynamics, price indices, and the study of monetary and fiscal policy. Recent policy work has involved using capital misallocation to explain the 21st century slump in the European periphery, developing the concept of the diabolic loop between banks and sovereigns and proposing the issuance of ESBies as a solution, and studying the use of quantitative easing and payment of interest on reserves as means to control inflation. He previously taught at Columbia University and Princeton University, and has a Ph.D. from Harvard University
Global Head of Fixed Income at AXA IMread more
John Porter became Global Head of Fixed Income at AXA Investment Managers in November 2013. He is a member of AXA IM's Management Board. He was previously Managing Director and Global Head of Portfolio and Liquidity Management at Barclays, joining in 1998.
John was Chief Economist and Principal at Summit Capital Advisers, performing macro-economic analysis and developing investment strategies in North America, Europe and Japan.
From 1993 to 1996, John was Director and Principal at Moore Capital Management in Paris, managing the Paris subsidiary as well as running a portion of the firm's fixed income fund and advising the general investment portfolio on strategic positioning in global credit markets. Prior to this, he spent 10 years at the World Bank. He worked as a Senior Economist designing structural adjustment loans, before moving to join the Investment Department and in 1990 was named Chief Investment Officer responsible for managing a portion of their USD20billion global fixed income portfolio. John has an MA in International Economics and Certificate in European Studies from Columbia University (1983), a Doctorate in Psychology from the Sorbonne (1980), attended the Ecole Normale Superieure (1976-1979) and has a BA in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard (1976).
Economic Policy Researchread more
Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
Professor of Economics at National School of Developmentread more
Zhang Weiying is a prominent Chinese economist and was head of the Guanghua School of Management at Beijing University. He is known for his advocacy of free markets and his ideas have been influenced by the Austrian School. Zhang Weiying graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1982, and a master's degree in 1984, from Northwest University (China). He received his M. Phil. in economics in 1992 and D. Phil. in economics from Oxford University. Between 1984 and 1990, he was a research fellow of the Economic System Reform Institute of China under the State Commission of Restructuring Economic System. During this period, he was heavily involved in economic reform policy making in China. He was the first Chinese economist who proposed the “dual-track price system reform” (in 1984). He was also known for his contributions to macro-control policy debating, ownership reform debating, and entrepreneurship studies. After he graduated from Oxford, he co-founded China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University in 1994, and worked with the Center first as an associate professor and then as a professor until August, 1997. He then moved to Guanghua School of Management in September, 1997.
Zhang Weiying is now the Sinar Mas Chair Professor of Economics at National School of Development
Author of four critically acclaimed booksread more
Philippe Legrain is a critically acclaimed thinker and communicator who has also been a senior policy adviser. As a keynote speaker to senior business, financial and policy audiences around Europe and the world, he blends deep insight into how politics, economics and finance intersect, practical policy experience, and a knack for communicating complex subjects in an appealing way to a wider audience.
Previously economic adviser to the President of the European Commission and head of the team providing President Barroso with strategic policy advice, he is now a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, a columnist for Project Syndicate and Foreign Policy and a commentator for many international publications and media outlets.
He has also just founded OPEN (Open Political Economy Network), an international think-tank, with a ground-breaking new study on how refugees can contribute to the economy.
Through his work, writing and media appearances, Philippe has been at the heart of many big debates of the past 20 years – globalisation, international migration, the financial crisis, the euro and Brexit – from a variety of vantage points: at LSE, as a journalist at The Economist, as a senior policy adviser (also at the World Trade Organisation), as a political campaigner and as an independent writer, consultant and speaker
Philippe is the author of four critically acclaimed books.
Anand Menon is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London and Director of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative.
He has written widely on many aspects of EU politics and policy and on UK-EU relations. He is a frequent contributor to the media on matters relating to British relations with the EU. He was also a special adviser to the House of Lords EU committee.
Prior to arriving at King's College London, Menon lectured at Birmingham University. Previously he was Lecturer in European Politics at Oxford University for ten years and a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford for five.
His publications include European Politics, co-edited with Colin Hay and Europe: The State of the Union, and he has written for popular publications including the Financial Times, the London Review of Books and Prospect.
Editor of The Scotsman and a former senior executive at the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraphread more
Iain Martin is a former editor of The Scotsman and a former senior executive at the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. He is the author of the award-winning book “Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the men who blew up the British Economy.” His next book is “Crash, Bang, Wallop: the inside story of Big bang and financial revolution that changed the world.” He contributes to the Financial Times and appears regularly on the BBC.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC is a British politician who served in various roles as a cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including Secretary of State for Scotland, Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary.
Rifkind was Chairman of the Standards and Privileges Committee of the House of Commons during the 2005–2010 parliament.
Rifkind stood for the Kensington seat and was elected at the 2010 general election with a majority of 8,616 votes. He was appointed Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on 6 July 2010. In January 2015 he was appointed by the OSCE as a member of their Eminent Persons Panel on European Security. In December 2015 Rifkind was appointed a Visiting Professor by King's College, London in their Department of War Studies. He was also invited to become a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). In July 2016 his memoirs, Power and Pragmatism, were published.
Ashoka Mody is Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Previously, he was Deputy Director in the International Monetary Fund’s Research and European Departments. He was responsible for the IMF’s Article IV consultations with Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, and Hungary, and also for the design of Ireland's financial rescue program. Earlier, at the World Bank, his management positions included those in Project Finance and Guarantees and in the Prospects Group, where he coordinated and was principal author of the Global Development Finance Report of 2001. He has advised governments worldwide on developmental and financial projects and policies, while writing extensively for policy and scholarly audiences.
Mody has been a Member of Staff at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories, a Research Associate at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt and the Center for Global Government, Washington D.C. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University.
Dr. David Asher is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he specializes in Economics and Security as well as Asia strategy. His current research is focused on artificial intelligence and the future of warfare.
Asher is well known as one of the most experienced subject matter experts to the U.S. Government on countering money laundering, terrorism financing and sanctions evasion schemes. Over the last 25 years he has played a senior role in numerous economic and financial pressure campaigns.
Asher has a Ph.D in International Relations from Oxford University and was a College Scholar at Cornell University as an Undergraduate. He has over two decades of experience working in the international financial community and currently advises two of the largest global hedge funds. He also a Senior Corporate Advisor at SparkCognition and Chairman of Sayari Analytics.
Asher is the principal author of the CNAS report, Pressure: Coercive Economic Statecraft and U.S. National Security and co-author of Pushback: Countering the Iran Action Network (written with Scott Modell).
Baron Daniel Finkelstein, OBE is a British journalist and politician. He is a former executive editor of The Times, remains a weekly political columnist, and is now associate editor. He is a former chairman of Policy Exchange and was elevated to the House of Lords in August 2013.
Finkelstein was awarded the OBE in the 1997 honours list. In 2011 Daniel Finkelstein was awarded the "PSA 2011 Journalist of the Year Award". It was announced at the beginning of August 2013 that Finkelstein was to be made a life peer. He was created Baron Finkelstein, of Pinner in the County of Middlesex on 11 September 2013.
Finkelstein was given an honorary Doctor of Science degree by City University London in 2011.
Chen joined the Brandywine Global in 2015 as Co-Director of Global Macro Research and jointly leads the proprietary global macroeconomic research process. His guidance in shaping macroeconomic research has also led to a prolific career as a preeminent industry thought leader.
From 1992 until 2015, Chen was the Managing Editor and Chief Global Strategist at the BCA Research Group ('BCA') where he led and directed the firm's global investment research and strategy. BCA is well known in the investment community for providing high quality and independent top-down macro forecasts and investment strategy.
Prior to BCA, he was a professor at Beijing's Central University of Finance and Economics and also served as a senior advisor to several government organizations in the People's Republic of China. Chen's experience in Chinese academia and government from 1982-1988 was integral to his success in launching the BCA China Investment and Emerging Markets strategies during his tenure. Chen holds an M.A. in Economics from the Central Institute of Finance and Banking in Beijing and pursued postgraduate studies at McGill University from 1990-1992 and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana during 1988 and 1990
Stephen M. Walt
Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairsread more
Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he served as Academic Dean from 2002 to 2006. He previously taught at Princeton and at the University of Chicago, where he was Master of the Social Sciences Collegiate Division and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences. He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine and co-editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs book series. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May 2005 and received the International Studies Association’s Distinguished Senior Scholar award in 2014. His books include The Origins of Alliances, which received the 1988 Edgar S. Furniss National Security Book Award, and Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy, which was a finalist for the Lionel Gelber International Affairs Book Award and the Arthur Ross Book Prize. His book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (co-authored with John J. Mearsheimer) was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into more than twenty foreign languages. Professor Walt’s new book, The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in October 2018. His weekly Foreign Policy column can be found at www.foreignpolicy.com/voices/walt.
Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution’s John Lread more
David Dollar is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center. He is a leading expert on China's economy and U.S.-China economic relations. From 2009 to 2013 he was the U.S. Treasury's economic and financial emissary to China. Before his time at Treasury, Dollar worked at the World Bank for 20 years, and from 2004 to 2009 was country director for China and Mongolia. His other World Bank assignments primarily focused on Asian economies, including South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh and India. From 1995 to 2004, Dollar worked in the World Bank’s research department. Prior to his World Bank career, Dollar was an assistant professor of economics at UCLA, spending a semester in Beijing teaching at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
U.S. House Editor For The Cook Political Reportread more
David Wasserman is U.S. House Editor for The Cook Political Report, where he is responsible for analyzing U.S. House Races and is recognized as one of the nation's top election forecasters. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report provides analyses of Presidential, U.S. Senate, House and gubernatorial races. The New York Times has called the Report "a newsletter both parties regard as authoritative."
David's election commentary has been cited in numerous top publications including Politico, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and RealClearPolitics.com. He has served as an analyst for the NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, and 2008, and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, C-SPAN Washington Journal, CNN, and NPR.
An enthusiast for data and maps, David served as a contributing writer for both the 2016 and 2014 editions of the Almanac of American Politics. A frequent speaker and guest lecturer, David has shared his insights into the latest political trends with audiences at Harvard's Institute of Politics, the Dole Institute of Politics, and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics among others.
David holds a B.A. in Government with distinction from the University of Virginia and was awarded the 2006 Emmerich-Wright Outstanding Thesis prize for his study of congressional redistricting standards.
Director of The Quantitative Analysisread more
Marcello Minenna, in Consob from 1996, is Director of the Quantitative Analysis Unit where he develops quantitative models for surveillance and supports the enforcement and regulatory units in their activities. Adjunct Professor of Stochastic Finance at London Graduate School of Mathematical Finance and at Luigi Bocconi University of Milan He is economic and financial columnist of leading national and international publications. He teaches advanced courses in quantitative finance for the industry in major international financial centers. Key-note speaker in various forums and international conferences of finance and economics He works as a technical consultant on behalf of various judicial authorities in the field of financial markets, financial engineering, pricing and risk measurement of derivatives and structured products. He is Former member of the Technical Secretariat of the Special Commissioner of Roma Capitale and Assessor for budgeting, real estate, housing policies, subsidiaries and spending review of Roma Capitale.
Acknowledged by Risk Magazine as the “quant enforcer” and the “quant regulator”, He graduated in economics from Bocconi University and received his MA and PhD in mathematics for finance from Columbia University and State University of Brescia and Chartered Tax Advisor and Chartered Accountant since 1994.
He is the author of several publications including the bestselling Risk Book A Guide to Quantitative Finance and Wiley & Sons The incomplete currency
Managing Director and Chief Economist at the IIFread more
Robin Brooks is Managing Director and Chief Economist at the IIF. In his role, Mr. Brooks oversees the IIF’s macroeconomic analysis and serves as part of the IIF’s senior management team. Previously, Mr. Brooks was the Chief FX Strategist at Goldman Sachs based in NY, where he was responsible for the firm’s foreign exchange forecasts and publishing international macro research. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Brooks was the FX strategist at Brevan Howard. Before joining the private sector, Mr. Brooks spent eight years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund, where he worked on the IMF’s fair value models for FX, published academic research and participated in missions to IMF program countries. Mr. Brooks earned his PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1998. He earned a BSc in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics in 1993.
A Senior Member of The Hinduja Groupread more
A senior member of the Hinduja Group, Shanu S.P. Hinduja is Chair of Hinduja Bank in Switzerland, Chair of the Hinduja Foundation US, and Co-Chair and Director of Hinduja Global Solutions Inc. She is a respected speaker on the world’s most pressing issues – having notably addressed the leaders of more than 130 countries at the UN General Assembly, and publicly discussed achievement of the UN’s gender equality goals with former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos. With work published in Europe, the US and India, Shanu has written on subjects ranging from technology to education, and from Brexit to globalisation.
In addition to supporting the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the UN Global Accelerator – a programme designed to foster entrepreneurial ideas to tackle today’s economic challenges – Shanu, through the Hinduja Foundation, and alongside her father, has provided scholarships at Columbia University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Cambridge University. Shanu was a founding member of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco’s environment-focused Foundation. She works closely with, and is supported by, her sister Vinoo, and her children Karam and Lavanya.
William (Bill) White is currently a Senior Fellow at the C. D. Howe Institute, a research institution in Toronto, Canada. He was the Chairman of the Economic and Development Review Committee of the OECD in Paris from 2009 until March of 2018. He was also a member of the Issing Committee (2008-2012), advising the German Chancellor on G20 issues, and sits on the Advisory Board of INET, the Cato Institute (Washington) and the Council on Economic Policies (Zurich). Mr. White’s research interests focus on issues pertaining to monetary and financial stability.
Mr White was the recipient of the Adam Smith Award of the National Association of Business Economists (US) in 2016. It is presented to an individual “displaying leadership in the economics profession and in the application of economic principles and knowledge in the workplace and policy arenas”. In 2015 he was presented with the Hans-Möller-Medal by the VAC Alumni Club of the Ludwig Maximilian’s University of Munich (Germany) for his “outstanding contributions to the field of economics”. In 2014 the Monetary Workshop (Germany), in association with the German Economic Association, awarded him its Prize in Monetary, Financial and Macro-Prudential Policy for “outstanding achievements in practically-orientated research”.
He was appointed to the position of Economic Adviser and Head of the Monetary and Economic Department (MED) of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel in May 1995. As Economic Adviser, he oversaw the preparation of the BIS Annual Report and is now widely credited with being one of the few who foresaw the economic and financial difficulties which emerged in 2007. As Head of the MED, he had overall responsibility for the department's output of research, data and information services, and the organization of meetings for central bank Governors and staff around the world. He retired from the BIS on 30 June, 2008.
Mr. White began his professional career at the Bank of England, where he was an economist from 1969 to 1972. Subsequently, he spent 22 years with the Bank of Canada, being appointed to the position of Deputy Governor (International) in September 1988.
Born in Kenora, Ontario, Canada, he received his B A (Hons) from the University of Windsor and his Ph D from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1969. His studies in the UK were supported by a Commonwealth scholarship.
Ivan Krastev is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Crisis Group and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. In 2018-2019 Ivan is appointed as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress. His latest books in English are “After Europe” (UPenn Press, May 2017) “Democracy Disrupted. The Global Politics on Protest” (UPenn Press, May 2014); “In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders?” (TED Books, 2013). He is a co-author with Stephen Holmes of a forthcoming book “The Light that Failed” (with Penguin) on perils of the politics of imitation.
Professor Guido Tabellini
Guido Tabellini is the Intesa Sanpaolo Chair in Political Economics at Università Bocconi.read more
He was Rector of Università Bocconi from 2008 to 2012, and director and president of the Bocconi research center IGIER from 1994 to 2008. He obtained his degree in Economics at Università di Torino, and his PhD in Economics at UCLA. Before returning to Europe, he taught at Stanford University and UCLA. He is a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Econometric Society, a foreign honorary fellow of the American Economic Association, and a recipient of the Yrjo Jahnsson award from the European Economic Association, of which he was President. He belongs to several international research networks; in particular he is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, a distinguished fellow of the Center for Economic Studies in Munich, and a research fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Professor Tabellini has done research in political economics and public choice, macroeconomics, and international economics. He has written several books and his articles have been published in all the leading international journals in economics.
He sits in the Board of Directors of CNHI and of CIR group
Former Member, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of Englandread more
Ian McCafferty was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England from September 2012 until August 2018. Prior to his appointment, he had been Chief Economic Adviser to the CBI since September 2001.
He joined the CBI from BP, where he was Head of Macroeconomics. Previously, he spent ten years in the City, as Chief International Economist for both Natwest Markets and Baring Securities. Earlier in his career, he had worked for the CBI as Head of Economic Trends, following spells at The Economist newspaper and the International Chamber of Commerce, in Paris.
He is currently a Visiting Professor at King’s College, London. He has previously been a member of the advisory boards to the UK Innovation Research Centre, run by the University of Cambridge and Imperial College, London, to the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge, and to the International Economics Programme at the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). He is a Fellow of the Society of Professional Economists.
Ian McCafferty graduated from the University of Durham, and did his postgraduate work, including the equivalent of an M.A., at the University of Amsterdam. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in Economics by Nottingham Trent University in 2012.
Professor Markus K. Brunnermeier
Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics and Director of the Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton Universityread more
Markus K. Brunnermeier is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor at Princeton University. He is a faculty member of the Department of Economics and director of Princeton's Bendheim Center for Finance. He is also a research associate at NBER, CEPR, and CESifo and a member of the Bellagio Group on the International Economy. He is a Sloan Research Fellow, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of the Bernácer Prize granted for outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance. He is/was a member of several advisory groups, including to the IMF, the Federal Reserve of New York, the European Systemic Risk Board, the Bundesbank and the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Brunnermeier was awarded his Ph.D. by the London School of Economics (LSE).
His research focuses on international financial markets and the macroeconomy with special emphasis on bubbles, liquidity, financial and monetary price stability. To explore these topics, his models incorporate frictions as well as behavioural elements. He has been awarded several best paper prizes and served on the editorial boards of several leading economics and finance journals. He has tried to establish the concepts: liquidity spirals, CoVaR as co-risk measure, the Volatility Paradox, Paradox of Prudence, ESBies, financial dominance and the redistributive monetary policy. His recent book is titled "The Euro and the Battle of Ideas".
Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Center for Middle East Policy and Director of The Intelligence Project, Brookings Instituteread more
Bruce Riedel is a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, part of the Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. In addition, Riedel serves as a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy. He retired in 2006 after 30 years of service at the Central Intelligence Agency, including postings overseas. He was a senior advisor on South Asia and the Middle East to the last four presidents of the United States in the staff of the National Security Council at the White House. He was also deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Near East and South Asia at the Pentagon and a senior advisor at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels.
Riedel was a member of President Bill Clinton’s peace process team and negotiated at Camp David and other Arab-Israeli summits and he organized Clinton’s trip to India in 2000. In January 2009, President Barack Obama asked him to chair a review of American policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan, the results of which the president announced in a speech on March 27, 2009.
In 2011, Riedel served as an expert advisor to the prosecution of al Qaeda terrorist Omar Farooq Abdulmutallab in Detroit. In December 2011, Prime Minister David Cameron asked him to brief the United Kingdom’s National Security Council in London on Pakistan.
Riedel is the author of "The Search for al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology and Future" (Brookings Institution Press, 2008), "Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America and the Future of the Global Jihad" (Brookings Institution Press, 2011; translated into Persian), "Avoiding Armageddon: America, India and Pakistan to the Brink and Back" (Brookings Institution Press, 2013), and "JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA and the Sino-Indian War" (Brookings Institution Press, 2015). He is a contributor to "Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran" (Brookings Institution Press, 2009), "The Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the Middle East" (Brookings Institution Press, 2011) and "Becoming Enemies: U.S.-Iran Relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988"(Brookings Institution Press, 2012). His book "What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-1989" (Brookings Institution Press, 2014) won the gold medal for best new book on war and military affairs at the INDIEFAB awards. His new book is "Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States since FDR" (Brookings Institution Press, 2017).
Riedel is a graduate of Brown (B.A.), Harvard (M.A.), and the Royal College of Defense Studies in London. He has taught at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies, and he has been a guest lecturer at Dartmouth, Harvard, Brown, and other universities. Riedel is a recipient of the Intelligence Medal of Merit and the Distinguished Intelligence Career Medal.
Colin is an expert on all aspects of corporate finance, governance and taxation, the regulation of financial institutions and the role of the corporation in contemporary society.
He teaches the elective course on Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructurings on the MBA and the Masters in Financial Economics, the core programme on Responsible Business for MBA students, an elective on the Nature of the Corporation for MBA and Masters in Financial Economics students, and the Principles of Financial Regulation on the Masters in Law and Finance.
Colin studied as an undergraduate at Oriel College, Oxford, and received his DPhil from Oxford University in 1981. He was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard University, a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England, the first Leo Goldschmidt Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay Business School, Université de Bruxelles, and has had visiting positions at Columbia, MIT and Stanford universities. In 1994, Colin became the first professor at Saïd Business School, and was appointed the Peter Moores Dean of the Business School between 2006 and 2011. He was the first Director of the Oxford Financial Research Centre at the University of Oxford between 1998 and 2005.
Colin has served on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals and assisted in establishing prestigious networks of economics, law and finance academics in Europe at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute. He was a founding editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy and a founding co-editor of the Review of Finance.
Colin was a director and chairman of Oxera between 1986 and 2010, and was instrumental in building the firm into what is now one of the largest independent economics consultancies in Europe. He is a director of Aurora Energy Research Limited, an energy modelling company. He has consulted for numerous large corporations and for governments, regulators and international agencies around the world.
Colin is an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and St Anne’s College, Oxford, and he is a Professorial Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He is an Ordinary Member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and a Trustee of the Oxford Playhouse.
Martin Lodge joined the Government Department in September 2002. Previously he was ESRC Senior Research Officer at the LSE's Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) and Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. His undergraduate and PhD degrees are from the LSE.
Peter J. Boettke
Peter J. Boettke is a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University, as well as the Vice President of Advanced Study, Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Through an analytical framework strongly influenced by the paradigm of Austrian economics, as well as other intellectual traditions personified by thinkers in the mainline of economic thought—such as Adam Smith, F. A. Hayek, James M. Buchanan and Elinor Ostrom—Boettke has developed a robust political economy research program that expands an understanding of how individuals acting through the extended market order can promote freedom and prosperity for society, and how the institutional arrangements shape, reinforce, or inhibit the individual choices that lead to sustained economic development.
In addition to a variety of journal articles and edited volumes on these and related themes, his most recent book, F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) explores the life and work of the Austrian-British economist, political economist, and social philosopher as well as his impact in academia. Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (The Independent Review and Universidad Francisco Marroquin, 2012) is a resource for how teachers and students can engage in the fascinating questions in economics and illuminates the core principles of mainline economics that should guide our thinking. Additionally, his co-authored book with Paul Dragos Aligica, Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School (Routledge, 2009), delves into the work of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom and analyzes the ascendancy of the New Institutional Theory movement. Boettke is also the author of several books on the history, collapse, and transition from socialism in the former Soviet Union—The Political Economy of Soviet Socialism: The Formative Years, 1918-1928 (Kluwer, 1990), Why Perestroika Failed: The Economics and Politics of Socialism Transformation (Routledge, 1993), and Calculation and Coordination: Essays on Socialism and Transitional Political Economy (Routledge, 2001). In 1998, Boettke assumed the editorship of the Review of Austrian Economics (Springer). Prior to assuming that editorship, Boettke was the editor of Advances in Austrian Economics. Boettke also edits several book series, including The New Thinking in Political Economy with Edward Elgar Publishing and Cambridge Elements: Austrian Economics and Cambridge Series in Economics, Cognition & Society (co-edited with Timur Kuran, Duke University), both with Cambridge University Press
Before joining the faculty at George Mason University in 1998, Boettke taught at New York University. In addition, Boettke was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution for War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University during the 1992-1993 academic years and the F. A. Hayek Fellow in 2004 and 2006 at the London School of Economics as well as a visiting professor or scholar at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, the Max Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems in Jena, Germany, the Stockholm School of Economics, Central European University in Prague, and the Charles University in Prague. In March 2011, Boettke was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic.
Boettke has served as the President of the Southern Economic Association from 2015-2017, the Mont Pelerin Society from 2016-2018, the Association of Private Enterprise Education from 2013-2014, and the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics from 1999-2001. In 2013, he became a Founding Honorary President and Honorary President for the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research.
At George Mason University, Boettke directs the weekly Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Workshop, which was established to encourage and explore the latest research at the intersection of these three disciplines by scholars from across the social sciences and humanities. Boettke is an affiliated faculty member in Mason’s Russian Studies Program, has taught at the Mason Antonin Scalia Law School, and has served on dissertation committees in the School of Public Policy. He has also taught in the Honors College Programs at Oakland University, New York University, and George Mason University.
As a teacher, Boettke is dedicated to cultivating enthusiasm for the economic way of thinking and the importance of economic ideas in future generations of scholars and citizens. He is the co-author, along with David Prychitko, of the classic principles of economics texts of Paul Heyne's The Economic Way of Thinking (13th Edition, 2013, Pearson; formerly with Prentice Hall). His efforts in the classroom have earned him a number of distinctions including the Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University and the Mason Alumni Association's 2009 Faculty Member of the Year award.
In 2005, Boettke received the Charles Koch Distinguished Alumnus award from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and the Jack Kennedy Award for Alumni Achievement from Grove City College. Boettke was the 2010 recipient of the Association of Private Enterprise Education’s Adam Smith Award as well as Mason’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award. In 2012 and 2013 respectively, Boettke received a doctorate honoris causa in Social Sciences from Universidad Francisco Marroquin and Alexandru Ioan Cuza University.
Outside of the classroom, Boettke has pursued a parallel career in athletics. A former high school and college basketball and tennis player, Boettke first worked as a tennis teaching professional before pursuing his graduate degree in economics. After graduate school, he began coaching youth basketball and eventually coached at the high school and elite AAU level. Several of his former players went on to compete in college. In 2009, he was inducted as a coach into the local basketball hall of fame in Northern Virginia.
Sir Paul Tucker is the chair of the Systemic Risk Council, (LINK) the independent body of former top central bankers, government officials and financial experts dedicated to a stable financial system, and a Research Fellow of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (LINK) at the Harvard Kennedy School.
He is the author of Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State which charts how the extraordinary power of unelected central bankers and regulators needs to be structured and checked in the interest of democratic legitimacy.
He spent more than three decades in central banking, occupying senior positions in the international policymaking world, and was knighted by Britain in 2014.
As Deputy Governor at the Bank of England from 2009 to October 2013, he was at the centre of efforts to contain the financial crisis and to reshape the international regulatory framework for financial stability. Former Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King said, “Paul probably understands more about central banking than anyone else. He knows about every aspect of that arcane art and now he [is] free to tell the rest of the world what happens behind those high walls.”
He was a member of the steering committee of the G20 Financial Stability Board, chairing its Committee on the Resolution of Cross-Border Banks in order to overcome the too big to fail problem. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Bank for International Settlements, the central bankers’ bank, and was chair of the Basel Committee for Payment and Settlement Systems.
At the Bank of England, he was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee (vice chair), Prudential Regulatory Authority Board (vice chair), and Court of Directors. During his thirty-plus years there, he led staff teams on monetary policy strategy, market operations, and financial stability, as well as working as a bank supervisor. He had secondments to an investment bank and to Hong Kong, where he helped reform their securities markets and regulation following the 1987 stock market crash.
Former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers said, “There are many central bankers who know a lot about monetary policy and dynamic stochastic general equilibrium, there are few with Paul’s breadth of knowledge of philosophy, literature, culture, history and so much else.”
Tucker’s other current activities include being a director at Swiss Re; a senior fellow at the Harvard’s Center for European Studies; President of the UK’s National Institute for Economic and Social Research; a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation; a director of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps; a member of the Advisory Board for Yale’s Program on Financial Stability; and a member of the board of the UK’s Institute for Government.
Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. From 1998–2003 he took a five-year Public Service leave during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. He is currently a Professeur invité at Sciences Po and a Director of the International Growth Centre.
He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. His research covers the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural resources rich societies; urbanization in low-income countries; private investment in African infrastructure and changing organizational cultures.
Recent books include The Bottom Billion (Oxford University Press, 2007) which in 2008 won the Lionel Gelber, Arthur Ross and Corine prizes and in May 2009 was the joint winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book prize; Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (Vintage Books, 2009); and The Plundered Planet: How to reconcile prosperity with nature (Oxford University Press, 2010); Exodus: How migration is changing our world (Oxford University Press, 2013).
His latest book is The Future of Capitalism: Facing The New Anxieties (2018).
In 2014, Paul received a knighthood for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa.
Andrew G Haldane is the Chief Economist at the Bank of England. He is a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee and Chair of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Council. Among other positions, he is Honorary Professor at University of Nottingham, a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He has authored around 200 articles and 4 books. Andrew is the founder and trustee of ‘Pro Bono Economics’, a charity which brokers economists into charitable projects, a trustee of National Numeracy and Patron of the charities Reach and Speakers for Schools.
An economist by training, Dame Minouche Shafik has spent most of her career straddling the worlds of public policy and academia. After completing her BSc in economics and politics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, she took an MSc in economics at LSE before completing a DPhil in economics at St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford.
Minouche’s early research focused on the determinants of investment, the environment and economic growth, the economies of the Middle East and North Africa, trade and migration.
She taught at both Georgetown University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. During her 15 years at the World Bank, Minouche worked on its first ever World Development Report on the environment, designed reform programmes for transition countries in Eastern Europe, and developed proposals for economic integration in support of the Oslo peace process in the Middle East.
She became the youngest vice-president in the history of the World Bank at the age of 36. Minouche returned to the UK in 2004 and rose to become the Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Development where she was responsible for the UK’s development assistance efforts around the world.
She joined the IMF in 2011 as Deputy Managing Director with responsibility for many of the crisis countries in the Eurozone and the Arab countries in transition. She also oversaw the IMF’s university which trains thousands of government officials each year, and was responsible for human resources and an administrative budget of $1 billion.
From 2014-2017 she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, responsible for a balance sheet of almost £475 billion, and sat on all of the Bank’s major policy committees (the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee, and Prudential Policy Committee). She also led the Fair and Effective Markets Review which put in place a set of reforms to tackle misconduct in financial markets.
Minouche currently serves as a Trustee of the British Museum, the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, and is Honorary Fellow of St. Antony’s College Oxford.
She holds honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick, the University of Reading, and Glasgow University. She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2015.
Member of the German Parliamentread more
Lisa Paus is a member and Group Spokesperson of the Finance Committee of the German Parliament (Bundestag). She is Financial Policy Spokesperson and Spokesperson for the Berlin Deputies of Alliance 90/The Greens. From 2013 to 2019 she was Tax-Political Spokesperson. Paus has been a member of the German Parliament since 2009 and joined the Alliance 90/The Greens in 1995. She graduated with a degree in Economics from the Free University of Berlin in 1999.
In her role as Financial Policy Spokesperson her main interests are Green Finance, Real Estate Speculation and Money Laundry as well as Tax Justice – especially for families and women.
In 2017 Paus designed a new concept for supporting families financially and each child individually. Alliance 90/The Greens convention voted this concept, the“family budget“, as a central element of the election campaign 2017.
Fabio M. Natalucci
Deputy Director Monetary and Capital Markets Department International Monetary Fundread more
Fabio M. Natalucci is a Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department with responsibility for the IMF’s global financial markets monitoring and systemic risk assessment functions. He is responsible for the Global Financial Stability Report that gives the IMF’s assessment of global financial stability risks. Prior to joining the IMF, Fabio was a Senior Associate Director in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board, where he conducted research and current analysis on the relationship between monetary policy, financial regulatory policy, and financial stability. Between October 2016 and June 2017, Mr. Natalucci was Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Financial Stability and Regulation at the U.S. Department of Treasury. His responsibilities included leading U.S. engagement on financial regulatory cooperation in the G-20, representing the U.S. Treasury at the Financial Stability Board, coordinating between domestic and international post-crisis regulatory reforms, and monitoring developments and vulnerabilities in global financial markets. Fabio holds a PhD in Economics from New York University.
Simon M. Potter
Nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economicsread more
Simon Potter has been a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since September 2019. His current research focuses on central bank operations, monetary policy, digital currencies, reference rates, the role of the dollar, and economic forecasting.
Prior to joining the Institute, he was head of the Markets Group and System Open Market Account (SOMA) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In this role, he oversaw the implementation of domestic open market and foreign exchange trading operations on behalf of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the execution of fiscal agent support for the US Treasury, the provision of account services to foreign and international monetary authorities, and the administration and production of reference interest rates for US money markets.
He started at the New York Fed in June 1998 and served as director of economic research and co-head of the Research and Statistics Group at the New York Fed, prior to becoming head of the Markets Group in June 2012 where he was responsible for monetary policy advice. He played a prominent role in the Federal Reserve’s financial stability efforts, including by contributing to the design of the 2009 US bank stress tests, as a member of the international Macroeconomic Assessment Group that supported the Basel Committee’s work to strengthen bank capital standards and, most recently, as chair of the Global Foreign Exchange Committee. In addition, he worked for the Financial Stability Oversight Council in 2011 to produce its first annual report.
Prior to working at the New York Fed, he was an assistant professor at the University of California Los Angeles. He has also taught at Johns Hopkins University, New York University, and Princeton. His academic research focused on applying Bayesian methods to time series models.
Deputy Director, The European Department, International Monetary Fundread more
Mahmood Pradhan is a Deputy Director in the European Department at the International Monetary Fund with primary responsibility for the Euro Area periphery countries. He was the IMF’s mission chief for the Euro Area from 2011 to 2019. He was earlier the IMF’s mission chief for Japan. Prior to joining the Fund in 2007, Mr. Pradhan was Chief Emerging Markets Strategist at Tudor Investment Corporation and subsequently an Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager at a macro hedge fund in London. In his early career, Mr. Pradhan was an economist at the Bank of England.
Senior Advisor, Tikehau Capitalread more
François Fillon joined Tikehau Capital in 2017 as a senior advisor. He started his career in politics in 1981 as he entered the French Parliament in 1981 as the youngest MP of the new assembly. He was then elected as Mayor of Sablé-sur-Sarthe, Chairman of the Sarthe General Council, Chairman of the Pays de la Loire Region Council and Senator for Sarthe.
François Fillon has been a member of several governments as Minister for National Education, Higher Education and Research, Minister of Social Affairs, Labour and Solidarity, Minister for Information Technology and the Post Office, and Minister Delegate with responsibility for the Post Office, Telecommunications and Space. In 2007, he was appointed Prime Minister of France by President Nicolas Sarkozy and served in that position until the 2012 presidential elections.
The Rt. Hon. Dr Liam Fox MP
Member of Parliament for North Somersetread more
The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP has been Member of Parliament for North Somerset since 1992. In John Major’s Government he served as a Minister at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and as Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of the Treasury). He had previously served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Howard, then Home Secretary.
Between 1997 and 2010, he held several roles on the Conservative Party Opposition Front Bench such as Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Shadow Health Secretary, Conservative Party Chairman, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Shadow Defence Secretary.
In May 2010, Prime Minister David Cameron appointed him Secretary of State for Defence. In 2013, he published ‘Rising Tides’ a book analysing crucial world issues with Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice, Malcolm Rifkind and Donald Rumsfeld.
Between July 2016 and July 2019, he served in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Government as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. As International Trade Secretary he was tasked with creating the UK’s first Independent Trade Policy for forty years post-Brexit. During his time in post he strongly argued for global trade liberalisation, championed free trade and supported a rules-based system with WTO reform.
Before entering politics, Dr Fox worked as an NHS doctor and then as a family GP. He is also a former Civilian Army Medical Officer and Divisional Surgeon with St John Ambulance. In 2012, he founded the military charity ‘Give Us Time’.
He was born in Scotland and attended St Bride’s High School, the biggest comprehensive state school in Europe, before studying medicine at the University of Glasgow Medical School.
Writer, Speaker and Journalistread more
Daniel Hannan is a writer, speaker and journalist. He teaches politics and history at Buckingham University. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Francisco Marroquín, a Fellow of the John Locke Institute and President of the Initiative for Free Trade. He is the author of eleven books, including New York Times Bestseller How we Invented Freedom. He writes weekly columns for The Sunday Telegraph and The Washington Examiner. He was previously a Conservative Member of the European parliament for 21 years and was the founder of Vote Leave, the organisation that won the 2016 Brexit referendum. He lives in Hampshire with his wife and three children.?
Peter Praet was Executive Board member of the ECB and its Chief economist from 2011 to 2019. In this capacity he was responsible for preparing the monetary policy meetings and making the proposals for the policy decisions. From 2011 to 2014 he was also in charge of budget, organisation and human resources of the ECB, a period which includes the establishment of the Single Supervisory Mechanism.
Peter Praet gained a PhD in economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He was an economist at the International Monetary Fund (1978-1980), Professor of Economics at ULB (1980-1987) and Chief economist of Générale de Banque, subsequently Fortis Bank (1987-1999).
From 1999 to 2000 he was Chief of Staff of the Minister of Finance of Belgium, particularly involved a redesign of banking and insurance supervision.
In 2000 Peter Praet was appointed Executive Board member of the Central bank of Belgium (BNB/NBB), responsible for International Cooperation, Oversight of Financial and Payments Infrastructures and Financial Stability, a new activity for the central bank which he initiated.
Peter Praet has served on a number of high level international and european committees. In the BIS: the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the Committee on Payments and Settlement Systems (C PSS), the Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS). In the European Union: the European Banking Authority (previously the Committee of European Banking Supervisors) and, as chair, the ECB Banking Supervision Committee (BSC). At the OECD he chaired Working Party 3 (2018-2019).
Peter Praet Senior Fellow ECARES Solvay School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles. Distinguished Fellow CEPR.
Jakob von Weiszacker
In early 2019, Jakob von Weizsäcker was appointed as Chief economist and Director General for Economic and Fiscal Policy and Global Economy at the German Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. From 2014 to 2019, he served as Member of the European Parliament for Thuringia (Germany), both as a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Parliament's Delegation for the Relations with India. Previously, he worked - among others - at the Ministry for Economic Affairs of Thuringia, the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel, the World Bank and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs.
John M. Barry
John M. Barry is an award-winning author whose books have also involved him in policy making. The National Academies of Science named his 2004 book The Great Influenza: The story of the deadliest pandemic in history, a study of the 1918 pandemic, the year’s outstanding book on science or medicine, and it has been a #1 New York Times best-seller. The Society of American Historians named his earlier book Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America the year’s best book of American history; it was also a New York Times best-seller, and in 2005 the New York Public Library named Rising Tide one of the 50 best books—whether poetry, fiction, or non-fiction-- in the preceding 50 years.
He is the only non-scientist ever to give the National Academies of Sciences Abel Wolman Distinguished Lecture, and he was the only non-scientist on a federal government Infectious Disease Board of Experts. His articles have appeared in such scientific journals as Nature and Journal of Infectious Disease, in such lay publications as The New York Times, Esquire, Time, and The Washington Post, and he has been a guest on every broadcast network in the United States, appearing on such shows as NBC’s Meet the Press and NPR’s All Things Considered. His most recent book is Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty.
An advisor to the Bush and Obama administrations on influenza preparedness and response, he served on the original team which recommended public health measures to mitigate a pandemic. After Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana congressional delegation asked him to chair a bipartisan working group on flood protection, and he served on both the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the levee board protecting metropolitan New Orleans, where he was the architect of the board's lawsuit against 97 energy companies for their role in coastal land loss. Barry has worked with the private sector and with state, federal, United Nations, and World Health Organization officials on influenza, water-related disasters, and risk communication. He serves on numerous advisory boards and is a professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Dr Michael T. Osterholm
Dr. Osterholm is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota.
In November 2020, Dr. Osterholm was appointed to President-elect Joe Biden's 13-member Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. From June 2018 through May 2019, he served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the US Department of State. He is also on the Board of Regents at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
He is the author of the New York Times best-selling 2017 book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, in which he not only details the most pressing infectious disease threats of our day but lays out a nine-point strategy on how to address them, with preventing a global flu pandemic at the top of the list.
In addition, Dr. Osterholm is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the Council of Foreign Relations. In June 2005 Dr. Osterholm was appointed by Michael Leavitt, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to the newly established National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity. In July 2008, he was named to the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center’s Academy of Excellence in Health Research. In October 2008, he was appointed to the World Economic Forum Working Group on Pandemics.
Previously, Dr. Osterholm served for 24 years (1975-1999) in various roles at the Minnesota Department of Health, the last 15 as state epidemiologist. He has led numerous investigations of outbreaks of international importance, including foodborne diseases, the association of tampons and toxic shock syndrome, and hepatitis B and HIV in healthcare settings.
Dr. Osterholm was the principal investigator and director of the NIH-supported Minnesota Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (2007-2014) and chaired the Executive Committee of the Centers of Excellence Influenza Research and Surveillance network.
Dr. Osterholm has been an international leader on the critical concern regarding our preparedness for an influenza pandemic. His invited papers in the journals Foreign Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Nature detail the threat of an influenza pandemic before the recent pandemic and the steps we must take to better prepare for such events. Dr. Osterholm has also been an international leader on the growing concern regarding the use of biological agents as catastrophic weapons targeting civilian populations. In that role, he served as a personal advisor to the late King Hussein of Jordan. Dr. Osterholm provides a comprehensive and pointed review of America's current state of preparedness for a bioterrorism attack in his New York Times best-selling book, Living Terrors: What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe.
Dr. Osterholm has received numerous honors for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Luther College; the Pump Handle Award, CSTE; the Charles C. Shepard Science Award, CDC; the Harvey W. Wiley Medal, FDA; the Squibb Award, IDSA; Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, UMN; and the Wade Hampton Frost Leadership Award, American Public Health Association. He also has been the recipient of six major research awards from the NIH and the CDC.
Joseph E. Gagnon, senior fellow since September 2009, was visiting associate director, Division of Monetary Affairs (2008–09) at the US Federal Reserve Board. Previously he served at the US Federal Reserve Board as associate director, Division of International Finance (1999–2008), and senior economist (1987–1990 and 1991–97). He has also served at the US Treasury Department (1994–95 and 1997–1999) and has taught at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (1990–91). He is author of Flexible Exchange Rates for a Stable World Economy (2011) and The Global Outlook for Government Debt over the Next 25 years: Implications for the Economy and Public Policy (2011), and coauthor of Currency Conflict and Trade Policy: A New Strategy for the United States (2017). He has published numerous articles in economics journals, including the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of International Economics, and the Journal of International Money and Finance, and has contributed to several edited volumes. He received a BA from Harvard University in 1981 and a PhD in economics from Stanford University in 1987.
President Barack Obama’s chief economist Jason Furman helped guide the United States through a tumultuous period of recession, unemployment and instability. He offers an incisive insider’s exploration of the geoeconomic outlook, business trends and the future of globalism.
Jason Furman is the Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard University. Previously he served as a top economic adviser to President Obama including serving as the 28th chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. In this role, he served as President Obama’s chief economist and a member of the Cabinet. Furman has conducted research in a wide range of areas, such as fiscal policy, tax policy, health economics, Social Security, and domestic and international macroeconomics. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and a frequent commentator on Bloomberg and CNBC. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.