ROBERT ATKINSON is president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a public policy think tank that promotes policies based on innovation economics. He was previously vice president of the Progressive Policy Institute. He has written extensively, including books such as Big Is Beautiful: Debunking the Mythology of Small Business, Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage, and The Past and Future of America’s Economy: Long Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth. Twitter: @RobAtkinsonITIF
DON BOUDREAUX is a senior fellow with the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a professor of economics and former economics department chair at George Mason University. He holds the Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center. He specializes in globalization and trade, law and economics, and antitrust economics. He is the author of the books Hypocrites and Half‐Wits: A Daily Dose of Sanity from Cafe Hayek and Globalization. He writes a blog called Cafe Hayek.
RYAN BOURNE occupies the R. Evan Scharf Chair for the Public Understanding of Economics at the Cato Institute and is a weekly columnist for the Daily Telegraph, a UK newspaper. Before joining Cato, he was head of public policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Bourne has written on fiscal policy, inequality, infrastructure, and price and wage controls. Twitter: @MrRBourne
OREN CASS is executive director of American Compass. He was previously a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute where his work focused on the labor market. His book, The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America, was published in 2018. Cass served as the domestic policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. Twitter: @oren_cass
VERONIQUE DE RUGY is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where her primary research interests include the federal budget, taxation, tax competition, and financial privacy. She is the author of a weekly opinion column for the Creators Syndicate and writes regular columns for Reason magazine. In 2015, she was named one of Politico Magazine’s top 50 thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics. Twitter: @veroderugy
KAREN DYNAN is a professor of the practice of economics at Harvard University. She served as assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2014 to 2017. Before that, she was vice president and codirector of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution and on the staff of the Federal Reserve Board. Dynan served as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers from 2003 to 2004. Twitter: @KarenDynan
EMILY EKINS is a research fellow and director of polling at the Cato Institute. Her research focuses on public opinion, American politics, political psychology, and social movements. Prior to Cato, she was the director of polling for Reason Foundation where she conducted national public opinion polls and published specialized research studies. Twitter: @emilyekins
JASON FURMAN is a professor of the practice of economic policy at Harvard University. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Previously, he was a top economic adviser to President Obama, acting as both chief economist and a member of the Cabinet, and served as the 28th chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Twitter: @jasonfurman
EDWARD GLAESER is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He teaches urban and social economics and microeconomic theory. He has published dozens of papers on cities, economic growth, and law and economics and has written many books, including Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier; Housing Markets and the Economy: Risk, Regulation, and Policy; and Rethinking Federal Housing Policy: How to Make Housing Plentiful and Affordable. His work has focused on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission.
PETER GOETTLER has served as the president and CEO of the Cato Institute since 2015. Prior to this, Goettler was head of investment banking and debt capital markets for the Americas, head of global leveraged finance, and head of global loans at Barclays Capital. He concurrently served as the CEO of Latin America for Barclays PLC. He also serves on the board of trustees for the NYC–Southern NY Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where he is a past board chair..
DAVID HENDERSON is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and a research fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He was the senior economist for health policy and the senior economist for energy policy on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is the author of The Joy of Freedom: An Economist’s Odyssey and editor of The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.
SUSAN HOUSEMAN is vice president and director of research at the Upjohn institute for employment research. She chairs the Consensus Study on Contingent and Alternative Work Arrangements for the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences, chairs the Technical Advisory Committee to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and codirects the Labor Statistics Program at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, Germany.
CECILIA KANG is a national technology reporter for the Washington Post, writing about tech and internet policies at the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission. Previously she was a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, where she wrote about technology, race and demographics, and economics. Kang started her career at AP‐Dow Jones in New York City and Seoul, South Korea, where she was bureau chief during the 1998 Asian economic crisis. Twitter: @ceciliakang
SCOTT LINCICOME is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and an international trade attorney with extensive experience in trade litigation before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the European Commission, and the dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization (WTO). He has also advised corporate and sovereign clients on bilateral and regional trade agreements and U.S. trade policy, as well as WTO matters, including accessions, compliance, and multilateral trade negotiations. Twitter: @scottlincicome
HEATHER LONG is an economics correspondent at the Washington Post. She previously was a senior economics reporter at CNN and a columnist and deputy editor at The Patriot‐News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Long started her career at an investment firm in London. Twitter: @byHeatherLong
INU MANAK is a research fellow at the Cato Institute. She is an expert in international political economy with a specialization in international trade policy and law. Manak’s research focuses on the World Trade Organization, nonjudicial treaty mechanisms, technical barriers to trade, regional trade agreements, and development. Manak is also a participating scholar in the Robert A. Pastor North American Research Initiative. Previously, she was a junior visiting fellow at the Center for Trade and Economic Integration at the Graduate Institute and a fellow at TradeLab, a Geneva‐based nongovernmental organization. Twitter: @InuManuk
JEFFREY MIRON is director of economic studies at the Cato Institute and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. His area of expertise is the economics of libertarianism, with emphasis on the economics of illegal drugs. He was chairman of the Department of Economics at Boston University. He is the author of Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition and The Economics of Seasonal Cycles, in addition to numerous op‐eds and journal articles. Twitter: @jeffereyamiron
CASEY MULLIGAN is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and former chief economist for President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers. His research covers capital and labor taxation, the gender wage gap, health economics, Social Security, voting and the economics of aging. Mulligan has written widely on discrepancies between economic analysis and conventional wisdom. He is the author of Side Effects: The Economic Consequences of the Health Reform, The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy, and Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality. Twitter: @caseybmulligan
THOMAS PHILIPPON is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is the author of The Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets. His recent work has focused on the Eurozone crisis, financial regulation, and the market power of large firms. He currently serves as an academic adviser to the Financial Stability Board and to the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research. He was previously senior economic adviser to the French Minister of Finance. Twitter: @ThomasPHI2
ADAM POSEN is president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He has contributed to research and public policy regarding monetary and fiscal policies in the Group of 20, the challenges of European integration since the adoption of the euro, Chinese-U.S. economic relations, and developing new approaches to financial recovery and stability. In 2009, he was appointed to serve a three‐year term as a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. He also coauthored Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience and has edited many books, including Facing Up to Low Productivity Growth, Sustaining Economic Growth in Asia, and Responding to Financial Crisis: Lessons from Asia Then, the United States and Europe Now. Twitter: @adamposen
JOSHUA RAUH is principal chief economist of President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers. Rauh formerly taught at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and the Kellogg School of Management. He has studied corporate investment, business and individual taxation, unfunded pension liabilities, and investment management. He is a recipient of the Brattle Prize and the Amundi Smith Breeden Prize, both awarded by the American Finance Association. Twitter: @JoshRauh
ESTEBAN ROSSI-HANSBERG is the Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He performs research in macroeconomics, international trade, and urban and regional economics. His research focuses on the internal structure of cities, the distribution of economic activity in space, economic growth and the size distribution of cities, the effect of offshoring on wage inequality, the role on information technology on wages and organization, and firm dynamics and the size distribution of firms. Twitter: @hansbergrossi
JEFFREY SMITH is a professor of economics and an associate director for the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research centers on experimental and nonexperimental methods for the evaluation of interventions, with particular application to social and educational programs. He has also written papers examining the labor market effects of university quality and the use of statistical treatment rules to assign persons to government programs and consulted on evaluation issues.
DAVID SPLINTER is an economist at the Joint Committee on Taxation at the U.S. Congress in Washington, DC. He is responsible for modeling and analyzing the revenue effects of proposed changes in tax policy, including the effects on payroll taxes, certain individual tax credits, and certain excise taxes.
BETSEY STEVENSON is an economist and associate professor of economics and public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Stevenson has published widely on the labor market, with a focus on women and families. She is a fellow of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich, Germany, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Stevenson previously served on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. She also served as chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2010 to 2011. Twitter: @BetseyStevenson
MATT STOLLER is a fellow at the Open Markets Institute and recently wrote Goliath: The 100‐Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy. Previously, he was a senior policy adviser and budget analyst to the Senate Budget Committee. He also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on financial services policy, including the Dodd‐Frank Act, the Federal Reserve, and the foreclosure crisis. Twitter: @mathewstoller
HAL VARIAN is chief economist at Google. He is also an emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in the business, economics, and information management departments. He has published numerous papers in economic theory, industrial organization, financial economics, econometrics, and information economics. He is the author of two major economics textbooks and is the coauthor of Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy and The Economics of Information Technology: An Introduction. Twitter: @HalVarian
KATHERINE WALDOCK is an assistant professor of finance at the McDonough School of Business and holds a courtesy joint appointment with the Georgetown Law Center. She cohosts Capitalisn’t, a podcast about what’s working (and what isn’t working) in capitalist societies. Her primary research interests are in corporate bankruptcy, law and finance, small businesses, and financial institutions. She has worked as an intern for Lehman Brothers Inc. and the Office of Financial Research and as a consultant to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Twitter: @KateWaldock
JOSHUA WRIGHT is the executive director of the Global Antitrust Institute at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and holds a courtesy appointment in the university’s Department of Economics. From 2013 to 2015, he served as a member of the Federal Trade Commission. His research interests include antitrust law, economics, intellectual property, and consumer protection. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters, coauthored a leading antitrust casebook, and edited several book volumes focusing on these issues. Twitter: @ProfWrightGMU