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Philippe Aghion

Philippe Aghion is Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University, having previously been Professor at University College London. His main research work is on growth and contract theory. With Peter Howitt, he developed the so-called "Schumpeterian paradigm. Much of the resulting work is summarised in his joint book with Howitt entitled "Endogenous Growth Theory". Besides numerous awards he also received the Schumpeter Prize of the International Schumpeter Society.

Bruno Amable

Bruno Amable is a Professor of Economics, at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Research Fellow at CEPREMAP and a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His current research focus is on the diversity of capitalism and the links between the changes in economic institutions and the evolution of sociopolitical equilibriums. One of his numerous publications is The Differentiation of Social Demands in Europe: The Social Basis of the European Models of Capitalism (Social Indicators Research, 2009).

Kenneth Joseph Arrow

Kenneth Joseph Arrow won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1972 and is recipient of the National Medal of Science. He is currently the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research, Emeritus at Stanford University. He is also a founding member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. His most significant works are his contributions to social choice theory, notably "Arrow's impossibility theorem", and his work on general equilibrium analysis. He was a one of the lead authors for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Tony Atkinson

Sir Tony Atkinson is a Fellow of Nuffield College, of which he was Warden from 1994 to 2005. He is currently Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. He has been President of the Royal Economic Society, of the Econometric Society, of the European Economic Association, and of the International Economic Association. He has served in the UK on the Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth, the Pension Law Review Committee, and the Commission on Social Justice. He was responsible for the Atkinson Review of Measurement of Government Output. He has been a member of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique, advising the French Prime Minister, and of the European Statistics Governance Advisory Board, appointed by the EU Council of Ministers. He was knighted in 2001 for services to economics, and is a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

Enric Banda

Enric Banda is currently Director of Science, Research and Environment at the "La Caixa" Foundation in Barcelona. He was Secretary General of the National R+D Plan and Secretary of State for Universities and Research in Spain, as well as Secretary General of the European Science Foundation. He is member of the "European Academy", Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and President of Euroscience. He acts as editor-in-chief of Tectonophysics and as European editor of Geophysical Research Letters (American Geophysical Union)

Ummu Salma Bava

Ummu Salma Bava is currently director of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies and Professor of European Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. From 2011 to 2013, she was director of the University’s Europe Area Studies Programme. Her expertise on India has brought her recognition as an Associate Fellow of the Asia Society, New York, USA. Ummu Salma Bava is author of „West German Realpolitik. Unification, EU and European Security 1949-1995 (Kanishka, 2001) and other publications. In 2011 she was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz by the German government.

Graciela Chichilnisky

Graciela Chichilnisky has taught at Harvard University, Stanford and Columbia University. She is a Professor of Economics and Mathematical Statistics at Columbia University, Director of Columbia Consortium for Risk Management (CCRM), a former Senator and UNESCO Chair in Mathematics and Economics at Columbia University. She is the author of the carbon market of the UN Kyoto Protocol that became international law in 2005. She also created the concept of Basic Needs voted by 153 nations at the 1993 UN Earth Summit to be the cornerstone of Sustainable Development, and in 1996 created the formal theory of Sustainable Development that is used world-wide.

Giacomo Corneo

Giacomo Corneo is Professor of Public Finance and Social Policy at the Free University of Berlin. He studied economics at Universitá Bocconi in Milan, received a Ph.D. at Ministero dell'Universitá in Rome and one from the EDP at EHESS in Paris, and got Habilitation at the University of Bonn. He taught at ENPC in Paris, at the University of Bonn, and the University of Osnabrück. He served as senior advisor at Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances in Paris.

Paul de Grauwe

Paul de Grauwe a former Senator and Chairman of the Economic and Finance Committee of the Belgian Parliament, recipient of the Prize of the European Communities, is presently professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Director of the CESifo group and Member of the Group of Economic Policy Analysis advising the European Commission President Barroso.

Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is one of the foremost experts on the history and future prospects of the international monetary and financial system. His writings on the subject include Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods, Capital Flows and Crises, and Financial Crises and What to Do about Them. In 1997/1998 he was a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund.

Ernst Fehr

Ernst Fehr has been Professor of Microeconomics and Experimental Economics at the University of Zürich since 1994. He is director of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich, affiliated faculty member of the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, former president of the Economic Science Association and the European Economic Association, an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. He was recipient of the Marcel Benoist Prize in 2008.

Jean-Paul Fitoussi

Jean-Paul Fitoussi is Professor of Economics at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris and at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Jean-Paul Fitoussi is also Director of Research at OFCE, Paris. Since 1997, he has been a member of the Council of Economic Analysis of the French Prime Minister and a member of the Economic Commission of the Nation. From 2000, to 2009 he has been an expert at the European Parliament, Commission of Monetary and Economic Affairs. He was also a member of the UN Commission on the Reform of the International Monetary and Financial System and Coordinator of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (2008-2009)

Dominique Foray

Dominique Foray holds the Chair in Economics and Management of Innovation and is Director of the College of Management of Technology at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Currently he is vice-chairman of the expert group "Knowledge for Growth", a group of prominent economists created to advise EU-Commisioner J. Potocnik. He is also a member of the National Research Council (Switzerland) and the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils. He serves as the 2009-President of the EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property - www.epip.eu) association.

Anthony Giddens

Anthony Giddens is a Fellow of King's College Cambridge and Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics. He was Director of the LSE from 1997 to 2003, and was made a member of the House of Lords in 2004. Lord Giddens has honorary degrees or comparable awards from 21 universities. In 1984 he co-founded the publishing house Polity Press, which today produces 150 titles a year. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Russian Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He was the BBC Reith Lecturer in 1999, and was awarded the ‘Spanish Nobel Prize', the Prince of Asturias Award, in 2002. His textbook Sociology has sold over a million copies. According to Google Scholar, Anthony Giddens is the most widely cited sociologist in the world.

Geoffrey J.D. Hewings

Geoffrey J.D. Hewings is Professor of Geography and Regional Science, of Economics, of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois and Director of the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL). Besides numerous awards he also received Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson awards.

Magdalena Nowicka

Magdalena Nowicka after having been granted a Postdoctoral Scholarship of the German Research Association at the Graduate School Markets and Social Spaces in Europe (Otto- Friedrich University, Bamberg), worked at the Institute of Sociology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. Currently she is project leader of the TRANSFORmIG project at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin. She is the author of "Companion to Cosmopolitanism", with Maria Rovisco, 2011.

Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and director of the Millennium Villages Project. Sachs is also one of the Secretary-General’s MDG Advocates, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). His most recent book is To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace (2013).

André Sapir

André Sapir holds a chair in international economics and European integration at Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He is also a Senior Fellow of BRUEGEL and a Research Fellow of the CEPR. He was a member of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso's Economic Policy Analysis Group from 2005 to 2010. From 2001-2004 he was an Economic Adviser to European Commission President Romano Prodi and the Chairman of the High-Level Study Group appointed by him that produced the 2003 report "An Agenda for a Growing Europe", widely known as the "Sapir Report".

Rick van der Ploeg

Rick van der Ploeg, former Chief Financial Spokesperson in the Dutch Parliament and former State Secretary of Education, Science and Culture of the Netherlands, is now Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and Co-Director of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre). He is the Co-Investigator of the Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council for research on ‘Combating Climate Change: The Political Economy of Green Paradoxes'. He has published extensively in the fields of international macroeconomics, public finance, political economy, and environmental resource economics.

Mieke Verloo

Mieke Verloo whose research experience lies mainly in the field of equality policies, feminist methodology and social movements, currently combines working as Lecturer at Radboud University with being the Scientific Director of QUING (a FP6 project) at the IWM (Vienna) where she also was Research Director for MAGEEQ (MAinstreaming GEnder EQuality) a FP5 project (2003-2005). Her recent consultancy work includes work for the European parliament: Training on gender mainstreaming for the Committees of the European Parliament (2006, with Sylvia Walby); for the Luxembourg Presidency: on the Beijing +10 report (with Sylvia Walby).

Sylvia Walby

Sylvia Walby is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University and holds the UNESCO Chair in Gender Research. She is an Academician of the UK Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the RSA, and was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to equal opportunities and diversity. She was founding President of the European Sociological Association (1995-7); and has been President of Research Committee 02 ‘Economy and Society' of the International Sociological Association (2006-10). She is principal Investigator of the Lancaster node of Quing, a FP6 project to investigate gender and citizenship in a multicultural context and also co-organiser of an international network on Gender Globalization and Work Transformation (GLOW).

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker served as Dean of the of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California (2006-2008), as the policy director at the United Nations Centre for Science and Technology for Development, director of the Institute for European Environmental Policy, and president of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy. He is a member of the Club of Rome. As member of the Deutscher Bundestag, he was appointed chairman of the Environmental Committee. Von Weizsäcker has authored several influential books on the environment, e.g. Earth Politics and Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use.

Richard Wilkinson

Richard Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of social epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School and Honorary Professor at University College London and the University of York. He has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality. His work has been published in 20 languages. He is best known for his best-selling book (with Kate Pickett) The Spirit Level: why more equal societies are better for everyone (2009). Richard is co-founder of the Equality Trust, which explains the benefits of a more equal society and campaigns for greater income equality.

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