Paul Krugman received his B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1977. He has taught at Yale, MIT and Stanford. At MIT he became the Ford International Professor of Economics. Prof. Krugman is the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes. His professional reputation rests largely on work in international trade and finance; he is one of the founders of the “new trade theory,” a major rethinking of the theory of international trade. In recognition of that work, in 1991 the American Economic Association awarded him its John Bates Clark medal, a prize given every two years to “that economist under forty who is adjudged to have made a significant contribution to economic knowledge.” Prof. Krugman’s current academic research is focused on economic and currency crises. At the same time, Prof. Krugman has written extensively for a broader public audience.
Julie A. Nelson is a professor of economics and department chair at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a senior research fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. Dr. Nelson is one of the world’s leading figures in feminist economics (of which she is one of the founders-she argues that the current economic language that refers to the economic “machine” is inherently masculine, focussing on ‘detachment, mathematical reasoning, formality and abstration’), ecological economics, the philosophy and methodology of economics. She is author of severla books (Economics for Humans (2006), Feminism, Objectivity, and Economics (1996), and other books) and also of many articles in journals including Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Ecological Economics, Economics and Philosophy, History of Political Economy, and Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy. She was a founding board member of the International Association for Feminist Economics, is an associate editor of the journal Feminist Economics, and is a member of the E3 Network, which stands for Economics for Equity and The Environment.
Deirdre McCloskey teaches economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A well-known economist and historian and rhetorician, she has written sixteen books and around 400 scholarly pieces on topics ranging from technical economics and statistics to transgender advocacy and the ethics of the bourgeois virtues. Her latest book, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World (University of Chicago Press, 2010), is the second in a series of four on The Bourgeois Era. With Stephen Ziliak she wrote in 2008, The Cult of Statistical Significance (2008), which criticizes the proliferation of tests of “significance.
Philip Mirowski is Carl Koch Chair of Economics and the History and Philosophy of Science, and Fellow of the Reilly Center, University of Notre Dame. He is author of, among others, Machine Dreams (2002), The Effortless Economy of Science? (2004), More Heat than Light (1989), Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste (2013), and ScienceMart: privatizing American science (2011). He is editor of Agreement on Demand (2006) and The Road from Mont Pèlerin: the making of the neoliberal thought collective (2009), and Building Chicago Economics (2011) among other works. Outside of ongoing research on the history and analysis of the commercialization of science, he is also working on a computational complexity approach to the crisis, and a new book on the history of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economics, sometimes called the Nobel. He was awarded the Ludwig Fleck Prize from 4S in 2006, and has been visiting professor at Yale, Oxford, NYU, Duke, Paris, the University of Technology-Sydney and the University of Amsterdam.
Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited (UK), the Huffington Post, TruthOut, and his blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, and the OECD’s Trade Union Advisory Council. He was the author of the weekly online commentary on economic reporting, the Economic Reporting Review (ERR), from 1996 – 2006.
His writings have been translated into 24 languages. His legendary course “Justice” is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television. It has been viewed by millions of people around the world, including in China, where Sandel was named the “most influential foreign figure of the year.”
Sandel’s new book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: What should be the role of money and markets in a good society? Critics have called it “a brilliant, indispensable book on the relationship between morality and economics,” and “one of the most important exercises in public philosophy in many years.” Sandel has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations. A summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, Sandel received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan.
Earlier he taught economics at Yale University (1967-1969) and at the City College of the City University of New York (1969-1973). In 1994, he was a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Paris (France), I (Sorbonne).
Neva Goodwin is Co-Director of the Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University. She is the lead author of two introductory college-level textbooks: Microeconomics in Context and Macroeconomics in Context, published by M.E. Sharpe. These are the starting points for her endeavor to develop an economic theory— “contextual economics”—that will have more relevance to real-world concerns than does the dominant economic paradigm. The Microeconomics text is available in Italian, Russian, and Vietnamese. Goodwin is also director of a project that has developed a “Social Science Library: Frontier Thinking in Sustainable Development and Human Well-Being.” Containing a bibliography of 10,000 titles, including full text PDFs of about a third of these, this material will be sent on USB drives or CDs to all university libraries in 137 developing countries. As a member of the board of Ceres and in other activities outside of her academic work, Goodwin is involved in efforts to motivate business to recognize social and ecological health as significant, long-term corporate goals.
James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and a professorship of Government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin. He holds degrees from Harvard and Yale (Ph.D. in economics, 1981).
He served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including executive director of the Joint Economic Committee. He directed the LBJ School’s Ph.D. Program in Public Policy from 1995 to 1997. He directs the University of Texas Inequality Project, an informal research group based at the LBJ School. Galbraith’s new book is Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is a managing editor of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.Galbraith is a member of the Lincean Academy, the oldest honorary scientific society in the world. He is a senior scholar of the Levy Economics Institute and chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security, a global professional network. He writes frequently for policy magazines and the general press.
Larry Randall Wray is professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, whose faculty he joined in August 1999. Before UMKC, he served as a visiting professor at the University of Rome, Italy, the University of Paris,France, and the UNAM, in Mexico City.
He is also Research Director, of the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, NY.
Wray is a past president of the Association for Institutionalist Thought and served on the board of directors of the Association for Evolutionary Economics. He has served, along with fellow Post-Keynesian William Mitchell of the Charles Darwin University, Australia, as co-editor of the International Journal of Environment, Workplace, and Employment.
Sanjay G. Reddy is an associate professor of economics at The New School for Social Research. His areas of work include development economics, international economics, and economics and philosophy
Professor Reddy possesses a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. in applied mathematics with physics from Harvard University.
Sanjay has held fellowships from the Center for Ethics and the Professions, the Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard University, and the Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He has conducted extensive research for development agencies and international institutions, including the G-24 (group of developing countries), ILO, Oxfam, UNDESA (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Secretariat), UNICEF, UNDP, UNU-WIDER (World Institute for Development Economics Research), UNRISD (UN Research Institute for Social Development), and the World Bank.
Steve Keen was one of the handful of economists to realize that a serious economic crisis was imminent, and to publicly warn of it from as early as December 2005 (http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/15892/). This, and his pioneering work on modeling debt-deflation, resulted in him winning the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Review (http://rwer.wordpress.com/) for being the economist whose work is most likely to prevent a future financial crisis. He maintains a highly influential blog on economics (www.debtdeflation.com/blogs) and his book Debunking Economics is a classic exposition of why Neoclassical economic theory is not only wrong, but more of a threat to the survival of capitalism than any number of left-wing revolutionaries (a second edition will be published in September 2011).
Steve is Associate Professor of Economics & Finance at the University of Western Sydney, and author of the popular book Debunking Economics (Zed Books UK, 2001; www.debunkingeconomics.com). He has over 70 academic publications on topics as diverse as financial instability, the money creation process, mathematical flaws in the conventional model of supply and demand, flaws in Marxian economics, the application of physics to economics, Islamic finance, and the role of chaos and complexity theory in economics.
Emma Coleman Jordan is best known for establishing the field of economic justice in legal theory, and for her work in financial services and civil rights. She recently released the second edition of her textbook, Economic Justice: Race, Gender, Identity and Economics (2011), which is a capstone to a series of articles, chapters, and books she has written on the subject, which include: “The Short End of The Stick: The Role of Race in Law, Markets and Social Structures” (2009); Beyond Rational Choice: Alternative Perspectives on Economics (2006); A Woman’s Place is in the Marketplace: Gender and Economics (2006); When Markets Fail: Race and Economics (2006); Cultural Economics: Markets and Culture (2006). Her forthcoming projects concern economic justice and the impact of asymmetric legal representation in the foreclosure crisis, At the Law Center she teaches courses in Federal Regulation of Banking: Modern Financial Institutions and Change; Commercial Law: Payments and Secured Transactions, and Contemporary Issues in Economic Justice.
Mehrsa Baradaran joined the Georgia Law faculty in the fall of 2012. She currently serves as an associate professor teaching Contracts and Banking Law.
She came to UGA from Brigham Young University, where she taught banking regulation, property and administrative law. During her time there, she was named the 1L Professor of the Year by the Student Bar Association.
Her scholarship includes the forthcoming article “Regulation by Hypothetical” in the Vanderbilt Law Review, “It’s Time for Postal Banking” in the Harvard Law Review Forum, “Banking and the Social Contract” in the Notre Dame Law Review, “How the Poor Got Cut Out of Banking” in the Emory Law Journal, “Reconsidering the Separation of Banking and Commerce” in the George Washington Law Review and “The ILC and the Reconstruction of U.S. Banking” in the SMU Law Review.
Gernot Wagner is lead senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund, adjunct faculty at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, research associate at Harvard Kennedy School, author of But Will the Planet Notice? (Hill & Wagner, 2011), and co-author, with Harvard’s Martin Weitzman, of the forthcoming Climate Shock: the economic consequences of a hotter planet (Princeton, 2015). For more, see: www.gwagner.com.
Alex Teytelboym is research affiliate at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT. From October, he will be a research fellow in climate policy at INET, University of Oxford. Most recently, he contributed to The New Climate Economy project. For more, see: www.t8el.com
Pavlina R. Tcherneva is assistant professor of economics at Bard College. She previously taught at Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. During 2000-2006, Pavlina served as the associate director for economic analysis at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, where she remains a research associate. During Summer 2006, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, U.K., and since July 2007, she has been a research scholar at the Levy Economics Institute.
Pavlina conducts research in the fields of public policy and monetary theory and has collaborated with policymakers from Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Turkey, and the United States. Her current research examines the nexus between monetary and fiscal policies under sovereign currency regimes and the macroeconomic merits of alternative stabilization policies.
Charles Whalen is editor of Perspectives on Work, published by the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. He has served as associate economics editor at BusinessWeek, and as a faculty member in ILR Extension Division and the department of economics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. In 1998-1999, he taught at Zhongshan University (Guangzhou, China) as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and visiting professor.
His research areas include U.S. economic insecurity, human resources and national economic policy, community-wide labor-management partnerships, and the future of industrial relations as a field of study.
Thomas Herndon (born February 25, 1985[) is a graduate student in economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, known for critiquing “Growth in a Time of Debt“, a widely cited academic paper by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff supporting the austerity policies implemented by governments in Europe and North America in the early 21st century. His research concluded these measures may not have been necessary.
Herndon proved the paper contained multiple errors, provoking widespread international interest and embarrassment for austerity policymakers. The Reinhart-Rogoff paper was frequently cited during the 2012 U.S. presidential election campaign. It was also frequently cited among policymakers in congress, including in the drafting of the Bowles-Simpson report. However, there are differing views on the actual impact the original paper may have had on policy making.
Dotan Leshem is an ICLS visiting scholar whose research interests are history of systems of thought, history of economic and political thought, political and economic theology, ancient Greek philosophy and governmentality studies.
Leshem’s articles appear in journals of history of economic thought, history of the humanities, critical studies, political theory, theology, and comparative literature. His article “Oikonomia Redefined” was awarded best article of 2014 by the History of Economics Society. Leshem’s book “The Human Trinity from the Economic Perspective” is currently under review.
Bernard E. Harcourt s a critical theorist with a specialization in the area of punishment and political economy. He is the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Political Science at The University of Chicago; Directeur d’études at the École des Hautes Études en sciences sociales in Paris; and Stephen and Barbara Friedman Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School (academic year 2013-2014). He has also taught at the Université Paris X-Nanterre, Harvard University, New York University, and the University of Arizona.
Darrick Hamilton is an Associate Professor at Milano – The New School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research, a faculty research fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, an affiliate scholar at the Center for American Progress, a research affiliate at the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke University, and a former Associate Director of the American Economic Association Summer Research and Minority Training Program.
He earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1999, and upon graduation received the National Economic Association’s 2001 Rhonda M. Williams Dissertation Award.Professor Hamilton was a Ford Foundation Fellow on Poverty, the Underclass and Public Policy at the Poverty Research and Training Center, and the Program for Research on Black Americans both at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from 1999-2001, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the Institution for Policy Studies, Yale University from 2001-2003.
He is a stratification economist, whose work focuses on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes, which includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism, colorism, and socioeconomic outcomes.
Jennifer S. Taub researches and writes in the areas of financial reform, corporate governance, and mutual fund regulation, and teaches business law courses including Contracts, Corporations, and Securities Regulation. She has written extensively on the financial crisis, including her forthcoming book entitled, The Great Betrayal: How Washington Bailed Out Wall Street but Left Main Street Underwater. Professor Taub joined the faculty of Vermont Law School in 2011, after serving as coordinator of the Business Law Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. Prior to entering academia, she was an Associate General Counsel with Fidelity Investments. Professor Taub received her B.A. from Yale College, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Stephen Keen is the Head Of School Of Economics, History & Politics at Kingston University, London. Dr. Keen was one of the handful of economists to realize that a serious economic crisis was imminent, and to publicly warn of it from as early as December 2005. This, and his pioneering work on modeling debt-deflation, resulted in him winning the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Review for being the economist whose work is most likely to prevent a future financial crisis. His publications cover topics as diverse as financial instability, the money creation process, mathematical flaws in the conventional model of supply and demand, flaws in Marxian economics, the application of physics to economics, Islamic finance, and the role of chaos and complexity theory in economics.
Philip L. Harvey received his B.A. degree from Yale University, his Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research, and his J.D. from Yale Law School. After clerking for the Honorable Robert L. Carter in the Southern District of New York, he worked as a Litigation Associate specializing in employment disputes at the New York law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton. He also has been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, a Visiting Professor of Law and Economics at the Yale School of Organization and Management, and was the first Joanne Woodward Professor of Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College. Professor Harvey’s research focuses on public policy options for securing economic and social human rights, with a particular emphasis on the right to work. He teaches Contracts, Labor and Employment Law, Law & Economics, and Social Welfare Law and Policy.
Dr. Jack (John) Reardon is a Professor at the School of Business at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. He has taught at ISM University in Vilnius, and the Institute of International Affairs, Latvia University. He is founding editor of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education. His research interests include energy and the environment, economic education and labor economics. He has published widely in the field of economics education. His recent book, The Handbook of Pluralist Economics Education (Routledge, 2009) is widely used. He is currently writing a principles of economics textbook entitled Principles of Economics from a Sustainable and Pluralist Perspective, to be published by Pluto Press in November 2013.
Peter Joseph Boettke is an American economist of the Austrian School. He is currently a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University; the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, Vice President for Research, and Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at GMU.
John Komlos is an American economic historian of Hungarian descent, retired from theUniversity of Munich where he was professor of economics and chair of economic history for eighteen years. He currently serves as a Visiting Professor of Economics at Duke University. In the 1980s, Komlos was instrumental in the emergence of anthropometric history, the study of the effect of economic development on human biological outcomes such as physical stature.
Duncan K. Foley graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Mathematics in 1964, and received the Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1966. He has taught at M.I.T., Stanford, Barnard College of Columbia University, and since 1999 has been Leo Model Professor at the Economics Department of the New School for Social Research. He is an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.
He has published in the fields of Public Finance, Macroeconomics, Money, Marxist Economic Theory, Economic Dynamics, Neo-Ricardian Economics, Growth Theory, and Complex Systems Theory and Economics.
Kathryn Judge is an Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Her research examines financial institutions, financial innovation, and the role of intermediaries in the financial markets. Prior to joining Columbia, she was a corporate associate with Latham and Watkins, LLP. She clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where she earned the Urban A. Sontheimer Honor (second in class), and Wesleyan University.
Willem Buiter is the Chief Economist at Citigroup and has taught at Princeton University, the University of Bristol, the London School of Economics, Yale University and Cambridge University. He was an external member of the monetary policy committee of the Bank of England from 1997 till 2000. From 2000 till 2005 he was Chief Economist and Special Counsellor to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has been an advisor to and consultant for the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the InterAmerican Development Bank, the European Commission and a number of national governments and private financial enterprises.
Teresa Ghilarducci is a labor economist and nationally-recognized expert in retirement security.
Teresa holds the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in economic policy analysis and directs the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) that focuses on economic policy research and outreach.
Ghilarducci joined The New School in 2008 after 25 years as a professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame. Her most recent book – When I’m Sixty Four: The Plot Against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them – investigates the loss of pensions on older Americans and proposes a comprehensive system of reform. Her previous books include Labor’s Capital: The Economics and Politics of Employer Pensions, winner of an Association of American Publishers award in 1992, and Portable Pension Plans for Casual Labor Markets, published in 1995.
Dominik Hartmann focuses on researching the way individuals are embedded in dynamic economies and how network structures affect their opportunities to be active and creative members of the society. During the last ten years he has been involved in several academic and practical projects in countries as diverse as Germany, Spain, Peru, Brazil, Netherland, England and Turkey and USA. He holds a Master in International Economics and Development from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) and defended his doctoral thesis on “Economic Complexity and Human Development” at the University of Hohenheim (Germany) in March 2012. Since January 2014 he works as an EU Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the MIT Media Lab (US).
Cesar A. Hidalgo is the head of the Macro Connections group at the MIT Media Lab and the ABC Career Development Professor at MIT. An antidisciplinary academic by choice, and a poet at heart, Hidalgo’s efforts focus on improving our understanding of the world’s complexity. His tools include the construction of visualization engines that make available unwieldly volumes of data, the development of data collection methods and metrics that make visible hitherto neglected aspects of our reality, and the development of theories and narratives that can help put together the pieces that reductionist approaches have pulled apart.
Javier Hidalgo is a Professor at the Department of Economics at LSE and the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD).
Efe Ok is a Professor of Economics at New York University. He has a Ph.D in Economics and M.A. in Economics from Cornell University .