Joseph E. Stiglitz

He received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, MIT and was the Drummond Professor and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is now University Professor at Columbia University in New York, where he is also the founder and Co-President of the university's Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He is also the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2011, Time named Stiglitz one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is now serving as President of the International Economic Association.
Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95, during the Clinton administration, and served as CEA chairman from 1995-97. He then became Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In 2008 he was asked by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy to chair the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, which released its final report in September 2009 (published as Mismeasuring Our Lives). He now chairs a High Level Expert Group at the OECD attempting to advance further these ideas. In 2009 he was appointed by the President of the United Nations General Assembly as chair of the Commission of Experts on Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System, which also released its report in September 2009 (published as The Stiglitz Report). Since the crisis, he has played an important role in the creation of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), which seeks to reform the discipline so it is better equipped to find solutions for the great challenges of the 21st century.
Stiglitz helped create a new branch of economics, "The Economics of Information," exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become standard tools not only of theorists, but also of policy analysts. He has made major contributions to macroeconomics and monetary theory, to development economics and trade theory, to public and corporate finance, to the theories of industrial organization and rural organization, and to the theories of welfare economics and of income and wealth distribution. In the 1980s, he helped revive interest in the economics of R&D.
His work has helped explain the circumstances in which markets do not work well, and how selective government intervention can improve their performance.


Stefano Battiston

He is SNF Professor at the Department of Banking and Finance of the University of Zurich. His work applies the complex networks approach both to the empirical analysis of large economic networks and the modelling of their dynamics. Since several years, his main interests have been financial contagion, default cascades, and propagation of financial distress, where he combines the insights from the statistical mechanics of networks with the analysis of economic incentives.
He has been involved in many international projects, including FOC (Forecasting Financial Crises) the first European project aimed at anticipating structural instabilities in the global financial networks. He is now the coordinator of the FET project SIMPOL that investigates policy modeling in finance and climate finance.
From 2015 he also coordinates the FET project DOLFINS that investigates how to better channel finance towards sustainable economy in a networked economy. Within the Financial Stability Program directed by the Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz and funded by the Institute of New Economic Thinking, Stefano Battiston coordinates the Working Group on Financial Networks


Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey is Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Her research focuses on economic inequality and public policy, specifically employment, social policy, and family economic well-being. She is the author of “Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict,” to be published in April 2016 from Harvard University Press.
The New York Times has called Boushey one of the “most vibrant voices in the field,” and she testifies often before Congress on economic policy issues. Her research has been published in academic journals; she writes regularly for popular media, including The New York Times’ “Room for Debate,” The Atlantic, and Democracy; and she makes frequent television appearances on Bloomberg, MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS. Boushey previously served as an economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Economic Policy Institute, and also sits on the board of the Opportunity Institute. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research and her B.A. from Hampshire College.


Edoardo Gaffeo

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Trento
Macroeconomics , Applied econometrics, Agent-based computational economics, Behavioural economics, Financial networks, Institutional economics


Martin M. Guzman

Martin Guzman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Business and an Associate Professor at University of Buenos Aires. He is a co-chair of Columbia IPD's Taskforce on Debt Restructuring and Sovereign Bankruptcy, and a member of the INET Research Group on "Macroeconomic Efficiency and Stability", chaired by Joseph Stiglitz. He holds a PhD in Economics from Brown University.
His research fields are Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, and Economic Growth.


Daniel Heymann

Daniel Heymann is Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Economic Research (IIEP BAIRES), a joint project of the University of Buenos Aires and the National Research Commission of Argentina (Conicet). He is also Professor of Economics at the Universities of Buenos Aires, San Andrés and La Plata. His research interests and extensive publications cover the areas of macroeconomics, development, and complex system analysis. He received bachelor degrees in Economics and Physics from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in Economics from UCLA. He has been president of the Argentine Association of Political Economy (2008- 2010) and is member of the Argentine Academy of Economic Sciences.


Arjun Jayadev

Arjun Jayadev is an assistant professor of economics at the University Of Massachusetts, Boston. His research focuses on the ways in which policy shifts that have occurred globally over the last three decades have impacted distributional outcomes (measured in terms of income, wealth and power). He has been a fellow at Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute in New York. His work has appeared in a number of journals including the Journal of Development Economics, World Development, Economics Letters, The Cambridge Journal of Economics, Health Affairs and others.


Anton Korinek

Anton Korinek is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 2007 after three years of work experience in the financial sector. He has also worked at the University of Maryland and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, the World Bank, the IMF, the BIS and the Bundesbank.
His area of expertise is international finance and macroeconomics. In his current research, Korinek focuses on capital controls and macro-prudential regulation as policy instruments to reduce the risk of future financial crises. He investigates the global spillover effects of such policy measures as well as their implications for income inequality. He has won several fellowships and awards for this work, most recently from the Institute for New Economic Thinking.


Jonathan Kreamer


Axel Leijonhufvud

Axel Stig Bengt Leijonhufvud was born in Sweden. He came to the United States in 1960 to do graduate work and obtained his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He taught at the University of California at Los Angeles from 1964 to 1994 and served repeatedly as Chairman of the Economics Department. In 1991, he started the Center for Computable Economics at UCLA and remained its Director until 1997. In 1995 he was appointed Professor of Monetary Theory and Policy at the University of Trento, Italy. His research has particularly dealt with the limits to an economy's ability to coordinate activities as revealed by great depressions, high inflations and (recently) transitions from socialist towards market economies.


Enrico Zaninotto

Enrico Zaninotto is professor of Business Economics at the University of Trento. He was educated at the University of Venice and at the Catholic University of Louvain la Neuve. He joined the University of Trento in 1994, after the University of Venice and the University L. Bocconi of Milan. At the University of Trento he leaded the Rock, group of Research on Organization, Coordination and Knowledge. He published papers on production theory, standard diffusion and modularization. Current research is focused on two main topics: coordination theory and entrepreneurship and firm dynamics.