Damon Jones is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. He conducts research at the intersection of three fields within economics. First, there is public finance, the field of economics that analyzes government taxation and spending, using models of choice to predict the effects of policy and economic notions of well-being to measure the policy’s benefit or harm to consumers. Second is household finance, the branch of economics that focuses on the financial decisions, saving, borrowing and insurance, at the household level.
Trajtenberg has been a Professor of Economics at Tel Aviv University since 1984. Currently he serves as a member of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament for the (opposition) Labor Party, for which he was candidate for Finance Minister. Prof. Trajtenberg headed the Higher Education system in Israel from 2009 through 2014 (e.g. Chairman of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council of Higher Education), and prior to that served as (first) Head of the National Economic Council at the Prime Minister Office (2006-2009).
Reuben Gronau is Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the Hebrew University at Jerusalem (Israel). He served as Visiting Professor at UCLA, Stanford University, MIT, The University of Chicago, Columbia University, Princeton, Northwestern, and The New School (Moscow). He has published several books and articles in the area of theoretical and empirical household behavior, labor market participation, transportation economics, and public utilities regulation. He played a major role in in setting the rates of public utilities in Israel (electricity, water, and phone rates).
Marion Goussé is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Laval University (Québec City). Her research interests are in labor economics and the economics of the family, including issues such as inequality and assortative mating, intra-household allocation of resources, women labor supply and discrimination.
Goussé received an M.Sc in Economics at ENSAE (Paris) in 2010 and a PhD in Economics from Sciences Po Paris in 2014.
Zvika Neeman held positions at Boston University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is now a professor of economics at Tel Aviv University.
His main research areas is economic and game theory and in particular the theory of mechanism design. He is also interested in law and economics.
Neeman completed his Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Northwestern University in 1995.
Judd Kessler is an Assistant Professor at the Warton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ashok Rai is a Professor of Economics at Williams College. His research is on the inequality that arises from unequal financial access. He has written on microfinance design and is now working on the global coffee trade.
Rai has a B.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Hillel Rapoport is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a research fellow at IZA, CESifo, Harvard Center for International Development, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, CEPII and EUI's Migration Policy Center. A member of Bar-Ilan University’s Economic Department until 2013, he also held visiting positions at Stanford University (in 2001-03) and at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (in 2009-11).
Avi Goldfarb is the Ellison Professor of Marketing at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Senior Editor at Marketing Science. Previously, he has served in editorial roles at the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and Management Science. His research focuses on understanding the opportunities and challenges of the digital economy.
Norberto Pignatti is a Professor and Head of the Energy and Environment Policy Research Center at the International School of Economics - Tbilisi. Before becoming part of ISET resident faculty in 2009 he worked at the Development Centre of the OECD in Paris, at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and at the University of Bologna. He currently teaches Economics of Energy Markets, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Program Evaluation in the second year of ISET Master Program.