Áureo de Paula is an applied econometrician with strong interests in both methodological questions (identification and estimation of multi-agent models) and empirical applications (mostly problems in developing nations). His research is on the intersection of applied economic theory, econometrics and empirical microeconomics. He is affiliated with the University College London (UK), the Sao Paulo School of Economics (Brazil), the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (UK), the Institute for Fiscal Studies (UK) and the CEPR.
Gustavo Ventura is a Professor in the Economics Department of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He previously held positions at the University of Western Ontario, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Iowa. His research interests are on inequality, taxation and economic development from a macroeconomic perspective.
John Karl Scholz is the economics department chair and the Nellie June Gray Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In 1997-98 he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis at the U.S. Treasury Department, and from 1990-91 he was a senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisors. He directed the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison from 2000-2004.
Mark Huggett is a Professor in the department of Economics at Georgetown University. He is a macroeconomist. His work has highlighted the importance of idiosyncratic risk for a number of issues including aggregate wealth accumulation, wealth inequality, lifetime inequality and asset pricing. His most recent work offers a human capital interpretation of lifetime inequality.
Huggett received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1991.
Janis Dubno is a Director at the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah. Previously, she was the Senior Policy Analyst for Early Childhood and Education at Voices for Utah Children, an organization that works to ensure that children are healthy, safe, ready for school, and economically secure. Prior to moving to Utah in 1996, she was an investment banker in New York City for approximately 15 years. Her expertise was in mortgaged-backed securities, and she also has experience in corporate finance, project finance, and interest-rate swaps.