Mark Rosenzweig

Mark Rosenzweig is the Frank Altschul Professor of International Economics and director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. He taught previously at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Minnesota. He has made seminal contributions to understanding economic development by combining theory with shrewd empirical work, with the latter focused mainly in South Asia and China.

Yang Yao

Professor, the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) and the National School of Development (NSD), Peking University. He currently serves as the director of CCER and deputy dean of NSD in charge of academic affairs and the editor of the center's house journal China Economic Quarterly. His research interests include economic transition and development in China.

Climent Quintana-Domeque

Climent Quintana-Domeque (Barcelona, 1980) is Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter, a Research Fellow at IZA (Bonn) and a network member of the Human Capital Economic Opportunity Family Inequality working group (Chicago). Climent received his Llicenciatura from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (first ranked in the class of 2002) and completed his PhD in Economics at Princeton University in 2008.

Andrew Newman

Andy Newman is Professor of Economics at Boston University; previously he held posts at University College London, Columbia and Northwestern. He works in a number of areas of economic theory pertinent to understanding inequality, including economic development, matching theory and organizational economics. He pioneered the use of contract theory in the analysis of income distribution and developed the concept of an inequality trap. He has also studied the interaction between the internal organization of firms and the distributions of wealth and income.

Rachel Kranton

Rachel Kranton is a James B. Duke Professor of Economics at Duke University. She studies how institutions and social settings affect economic outcomes. She develops theories of networks and has introduced identity into economic thinking. Her research contributes to many fields, including microeconomics, economic development, and industrial organization. She has been awarded fellowships at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She joined Duke’s faculty in 2007.

Matthias Doepke

Matthias Doepke is a Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, an NBER Research Associate, and a CEPR Research Fellow. In 2005, he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. His research interests include economic growth and development, political economy, macroeconomics, and monetary economics. Recently, Doepke has worked population dynamics and economic growth, the political economy of child labor, endogenous preferences in macroeconomics, and redistributional effects of inflation.

Hoyt Bleakley

Hoyt Bleakley is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. He studies economic development, human capital, economic history, economic geography, and international macroeconomics. This has led him to do research ranging from the eradication of tropical diseases to language skills and immigration. He is also Research Associate Professor at the Institute for Survey Research and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.