Li Gan, Clifford Taylor Jr. Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, is a specialist in econometrics and applied microeconomics. He obtained Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1987, Master of Science in statistics and PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998. He has published extensively in areas such as econometric theory, economics of aging, public economics, and Chinese economy.
Zhong Zhao is Professor of Economics at Renmin University of China and a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). His main areas of interest are labor economics, applied microeconometrics, social program evaluation and economy of China. His recent research topics on China include children's health, earnings instability and inequality, rural-urban disparity, comparison of wage evolutions in India and China, and rural-urban migration.
Albert Park is Chair Professor of Social Science, Professor of Economics, and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and the International Growth Centre (DFID/Oxford/LSE). He previously held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and University of Oxford.