Samuel Berlinski is Principal Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to joining the Bank in 2010, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at University College London and previously held appointments at Universidad de San Andrés and the London School of Economics. His work has appeared in numerous journals including the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law and Economics and Economic Development and Cultural Change.
Clive Belfield is an Associate Professor of Economics, Queens College, City University of New York. He is also Co-director of the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, and Associate Editor, Economics of Education Review. His research field is cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of educational interventions. Belfield's most recent book is The Price We Pay: The Economic and Social Costs of Inadequate Education. He has authored numerous articles on the economics of education and has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the U.S.
Professor Behrman is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and a Research Associate at Penn’s Population Studies Center. He also serves as the Economics/Social Science member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) National Advisory Council.
W. Steven Barnett is a Board of Governors Professor and Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University. Barnett research includes studies of the economics of early care and education including costs and benefits, the long term effects of preschool programs on children's learning and development, and the distribution of educational opportunities. He has authored or co-authored over 160 publications including 14 books.