Raquel Fernández is a Professor in the Department of Economics at NYU. She is also a member of ESOP at the University of Oslo, the NBER, the CEPR, and IZA. She has previously been a tenured professor at the London School of Economics and Boston University and held visiting positions at various institutions around the world. She has served as the Director of the Public Policy Program of the CEPR and has been a Panel Member of the National Science Foundation and a Program Committee Member of the Social Science Research Council.
Alejandro R. Belmont is Founder and Executive Director at Lincos, a non-profit applied think tank working on improving children's learning capacity in vulnerable populations. Previously, he has led teams in Peru and the U.S. and in both public and private sectors, conducting psychological interventions at psychiatric hospitals, and education research in childhood, adolescent and adult populations.