John Karl Scholz is the economics department chair and the Nellie June Gray Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In 1997-98 he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis at the U.S. Treasury Department, and from 1990-91 he was a senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisors. He directed the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison from 2000-2004.
Felicia Ionescu is a Principal Economist in the Research Department at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She joined the Federal Reserve Bank in July 2013, prior to which she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Colgate University.