Philippe Aghion is Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard
University. His main research interests include political economy,
economic growth, technological change, institutions, regulation, and
Alberto Alesina is Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at
Harvard University and a visitor at IGIER Bocconi. His research interests
include fiscal policy and budget deficits, European integration, currency
unions, redistributive policies, and the differences in the welfare state
in the US and Europe.
Prof. David Autor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Autor is Ford Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. His current fields of specialization include labor market
impacts of technological change and globalization, human capital and
earnings inequality, disability insurance and labor supply, and temporary
help and other intermediated work arrangements.
Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor
of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her
research covers the fields of labor economics, corporate finance, and
development economics. In 2012, she received the Society of Labor
Economists’ Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Labor Economics.
Dr. Mauro Dell'Ambrogio
ehem. Staatssekretär für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation
Mauro Dell'Ambrogio was from 2013 to 2018 State Secretary for Education
Research and Innovation in the new Department of Economics, Education and
Research WBF (formerly EVD). Prior to that, he took service in public
functions in the canton of Ticino, such as Project Manager for the
establishment of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and General
Secretary of the USI.
Prof. Esther Duflo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation
and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-founder and co-director
of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). In her research,
she seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to
help design and evaluate social policies. With Abhijit Banerjee, she
wrote Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global
Poverty, which won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book
of the Year Award in 2011 and has been translated into more than 17
Raquel Fernández is Professor of Economics at New York University. Her
research focuses on sovereign debt, public economics, economics of gender,
political economy, economics and culture, and income inequality.
Rachel Griffith is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester,
Deputy Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and
elected President of the European Economic Association (EEA), to serve
in 2015. Her research considers the relationship between government
policy and economic performance. Her specific interests relate to the
supermarket industry, nutrition competition, innovation and productivity.
Oliver Hart is the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard
University. His research interests include contract theory, the theory
of the firm, corporate finance, and law and economics. His research
centers on the roles that ownership structure and contractual arrangements
play in the governance and boundaries of corporations. In 2016, he won
the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
James Heckman is Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of
Economics at the University of Chicago. His research interests include
microeconomics and econometrics, e.g. economic policy evaluation, skill
formation, and selection bias. In 2000, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
Prof. Chang-Tai Hsieh
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Chang-Tai Hsieh is Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics
at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His main research
areas include economic development, growth in Asia and Latin America and
Daniel Kahneman is Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Emeritus,
and Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. His
research interests include psychology of judgment and decision-making
(e.g. cognitive basis for common human errors), and behavioral economics
and hedonic psychology. In 2002, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
Prof. Ulrike M. Malmendier
University of California at Berkeley
Ulrike Malmendier is the Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance
at the Haas School of Business and Professor of Economics at the University
of California. Her research interests are corporate finance, behavioral
economics/behavioral finance, economics of organizations, contract theory,
law and economics, law and finance. In 2013, Malmendier was awarded the
prestigious Fisher Black Prize from the American Finance Association,
given biennially to the top financial scholar under the age of 40.
Joel Mokyr is the Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and
Professor of Economics and History at Northwestern University and
Sackler Professorial fellow at the Berglas School of Economics and the
University of Tel Aviv. His research interests include economic history,
the economics of technological change and population change.
Yingyi Qian is Dean and Professor at the School of Economics and
Management at the Tsinghua University (Beijing). His main research areas
include comparative economics, institutional economics, economics of
transition, and the Chinese economy.
Thomas Sargent is William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business
at New York University. His research interests include macroeconomics,
monetary economics, and time series econometrics. In 2013, he won the
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
Prof. Klaus Schmidt
Klaus Schmidt is Professor of Economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
München. His research interest include contract theory, behavioral and
experimental economics, game theory, industrial organization, labor and
organization economics, competition policy, privatization, auctions and
procurement, venture capital, and political economy.
Robert Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University.
His research interests include behavioral finance, including implications
for practice and policy-making, and housing markets. In 2013, he won the
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
Kjetil Storesletten is Professor of Economics at the University of Oslo.
His research focuses on heterogeneity in macroeconomics and development,
in particular the impact of risk on economic allocations and the economic
transformation of China. In 2013, he was awarded the Sun Yefang prize by
the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (with Song and Zilibotti).
Harald Uhlig is Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. His
recent research includes applied quantitative theory and applied dynamic,
stochastic general equilibrium theory; the intersection of macroeconomics
and financial economics; and Bayesian time series analysis and
Prof. Ekaterina Zhuravskaya
Paris School of Economics
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya is Professor of Economics at Paris School of
Economics. Her research interests includ political economics, economic
history and development economics. She is recipient of the Birgit Grodal
Award, 2018 (awarded bi-annually by EEA to a European-based female
economist for a significant contribution to the Economics profession),
and the Montias Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of
Comparative Economics in two years 2014-2015.