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.
Frances A. Campbell is a Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. During her 30 years with FPG, Campbell has been an integral part of FPG's history of serving as an objective, knowledgeable force for social change to enhance the lives of children and famiies. She has continued to gathr information on the positive influences of early intervention. Her work with the Abecedarian Project, which began with a group of infants in 1972, has followed these children as they have aged into adulthood.
Sally Brinkman is an Associate Professor at the world renowned Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth. Brinkman is a social epidemiologist with the majority of her research focusing on societies' impact on child development. She is also the Director of the Fraser Mustard Centre, an innovative new initiative between the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and the South Australia Department of Education and Child Development aimed to improve research translation.
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.
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.