Journalist and human rights activist, Tawakkol Karman is…
Tawakkol Karman2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Journalist and human rights activist, Tawakkol Karman is the first Arab woman to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (2011).
Encountering first hand restrictions and threats from the Yemeni government blocking her journalistic endeavours, Karman co-founded Women Journalist Without Chains in 2005 to promote women’s rights, civil rights, and freedom of speech. She organised marches, staged sit-ins and mounted media campaigns against the regime, ultimately effectuating the removal of Ali Abdullah Saleh as president in 2011.
Since then, Karman has continued her campaign for free and open press and continues to be a vocal voice on the struggle for the expansion of democratic rights in the Middle East.
Guy Standing is co-founder of the Basic Income…
Professor Guy StandingCo-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network
Guy Standing is co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN).
After obtaining a doctorate in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a master’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, Guy Standing became involved as an Economist and then Senior Economist at the ILO. There, he held the numerous senior positions, including Director of the ILO’s Labour Market Policies Branch, Director of the ILO’s Central and Eastern European Team and Director of the Socio-Economic Security Programme.
More recently Professor Standing has become a founding member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an international non-governmental organisation that promotes basic income, whose members include economists, philosophers and other social scientists from over 50 countries.
He has written and edited books on labour economics, labour market policy, unemployment, labour market flexibility, structural adjustment policies, and social protection policy.
Helios Herrera is Associate Professor of Economics at…
Dr. Helios HerreraAssociate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick
Helios Herrera is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick.
Dr. Herrera specialises in Political Economy, Applied Theory, Macroeconomics, and Experimental and Financial Economics. His research interests involve voter turnout, democratic systems of government, as well as populism. His current research focuses on a very controversial topic: economic populism, which has come back strongly in the western world as the current economic insecurity fuelled demand for populist policies.
Dr. Herrera is the coordinator of the Political Economy and Public Economics (PEPE) Warwick Research Group. Before coming to Warwick, he served various academic posts, including Associate Professor at HEC Montreal and Lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Pavia, and his PhD in Economics from New York University (NYU).
Mervyn King, Baron King of Lothbury, is the…
Lord Mervyn KingFormer Governor of the Bank of England
Mervyn King, Baron King of Lothbury, is the Former Governor of the Bank of England (2003-2013).
Following a successful career in academia, including teaching at MIT and Harvard, Lord King went on to join the Bank of England in 1991 as Chief Economist. He would then lead it from 2003-2013 as Governor and oversaw the Bank during the financial crisis and the Great Recession.
Lord King is also a prominent author, most famously known for ‘The End of Alchemy’, one of the most relevant books to come out of the financial crisis.
After leaving the Bank in 2013, he was appointed a life peer and entered the House of Lords as a crossbencher in July 2013. Since then he has retaken his career in academia as a Professor at the Stern School of Business in New York.
John B. Taylor is the Mary and Robert…
Professor John B. TaylorMary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University
John B. Taylor is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the founding father of the paradigm-shifting Taylor Rule used by almost all Central Banks in the world.
During his distinguished career, Prof. Taylor has amongst other key roles served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, held the position of US Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs and currently sits on the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance. During his time at the US Treasury from 2001 to 2005, Taylor was most notably responsible for the oversight of the IMF and the World Bank along with coordinating policy with the G-7 and G-20.
His academic advisory and pioneering contributions have been universally acclaimed. Prof. Taylor has been credited by two Former Chairmen of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke for his “influence on monetary theory and policy” and Chair Janet Yellen for “affecting the way policymakers and economists analyze the economy and approach monetary policy”.
In 2017, Taylor was considered, alongside Jerome H. Powell, by President Trump as one of the nominees to succeed Janet Yellen as Chair of the Federal Reserve.
Dame Barbara Stocking is the Former CEO of…
Dame Barbara StockingFormer CEO of Oxfam
Dame Barbara Stocking is the Former CEO of Oxfam. After graduating from Cambridge, DBE Stocking had a successful career working for the World Health Organisation in West Africa and in the NHS for more than 10 years.
Subsequently, she was appointed as the Chief Executive of Oxfam in 2001, which she ran steadily, becoming a key figure in some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Under her mandate, Oxfam was a crucial contributor in tackling the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the aftermath of natural disasters such as the South-Asian tsunami and the Pakistan earthquake.
After running Oxfam for 12 years, she stepped down in 2013 and became president of the Murray Edwards College in Cambridge.
Cecilia Skingsley is Deputy Governor of the Sveriges…
Cecilia SkingsleyDeputy Governor of the Swedish Central Bank
Cecilia Skingsley is Deputy Governor of the Sveriges Riksbank, Sweden's Central Bank.
Cecilia Skingsley took up the post of Deputy Governor of the Swedish Riksbank in May 2013, with a term of office of six years. She represents the Riksbank on the Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS) and on the Euro Retail Payments Board (ERPB). She is also the Governor of the Riksbank’s alternative on the Board of Directors of the BIS and chairs the retail payments council.
In October 2016, Ms Skingsley was appointed to co-chair the World Economic Forum’s working group Global Future Council on the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems. She was previously Chief Economist and Head of Analysis at Swedbank during the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis and has also worked at Dagens Industri, ABN Amro Bank, and the Ministry of Finance.
Ms Skingsley holds a BSc in Economics and Political Science from Stockholm University and a financial analyst diploma.
Wendy Carlin is Professor of Economics at University…
Professor Wendy CarlinProfessor of Economics at UCL and Director of Core Project
Wendy Carlin is Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL).
Prof. Carlin has undertaken research focusing primarily on macroeconomics, institutions and economic performance, and the economics of transition, with several works looking into macroeconomic policy and integrating the financial system in the macroeconomic model. Alongside her academic role, Professor Carlin is a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and on the expert advisory panel of the Office for Budget Responsibility.
She is also leading the international CORE project to revolutionise the way Economics is taught at university by providing a more problem-motivated and interactive way to learn economics whilst also bringing recent developments into the learning environment. The eBook the project has so far produced is used by highly respected institutions all over the world including Sciences-Po, UCL and the Toulouse School of Economics. The project aims to take what is exciting about being an economist today and bringing that excitement to the classroom.
Mahmoud Mohieldin is the World Bank Group Senior…
Dr. Mahmoud MohieldinWorld Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda
Mahmoud Mohieldin is the World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda.
After obtaining his doctorate at the University of Warwick, where he co-founded the Economics Society, Dr. Mohieldin proceeded to make substantial contributions to the development of Egypt’s economy, holding senior positions at various government ministries and in the private sector.
Most notably, Dr. Mohieldin served as Minister of Investment, where he led a comprehensive reform program to modernise liberalise the economy - earning Egypt the distinction as "Top Reformer" in the World Bank's "Doing Business" report for four years.
Dr. Mohieldin also served on multiple boards of directors, including the Central Bank of Egypt, and was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Away from the public and private sector, he was Professor of Economics and Finance at Cairo University, is an honorary professor at Durham University and member of the Advisory Board of the Durham Business School. He has authored numerous publications and articles in leading journals in the fields of international finance, economics, and development, both in English and Arabic.
Mark Purdy is Managing Director and Chief Economist…
Mark PurdyManaging Director and Chief Economist at Accenture Research
Mark Purdy is Managing Director and Chief Economist at Accenture Research.
Mr. Purdy leads Accenture’s research into a wide range of macroeconomic and geopolitical issues shaping the CEO agenda. A strong proponent and optimist of AI technology as the future driver of growth, his work powerfully illustrates how new technologies can act complementary as a new factor of production to create new categories of human jobs.
Mr. Purdy also publishes widely on topics such as globalization, international competitiveness, and jobs.
Dr. Guido Matias Cortes is Assistant Professor at…
Dr. Guido Matias CortesAssistant Professor of Economics at York University in Toronto
Dr. Guido Matias Cortes is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at York University in Toronto, Canada.
Renowned in the field of Labour Economics, Dr. Cortes’ research focuses on some of the most pressing issues of our time, including occupational mobility, technological change, wage inequality, skill transferability and the task content of occupations.
As co-author of "Disappearing Routine Jobs: Who, How, and Why”, his work has been vital to understand and decompose the dynamics of the real impact automation is having on the labour market. His paper has received notable mentions from distinguished newspapers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.
Laurence Tubiana is the CEO of the European…
Laurence TubianaCEO of the European Climate Foundation
Laurence Tubiana is the CEO of the European Climate Foundation and was a key architect of the landmark 2015 COP21 Paris Agreement.
After obtaining her doctorate in economics at Sciences Po, Laurence Tubiana started her career as Research Director for the French Institute for Agricultural Research. She went on to found and lead Solagral, an NGO working on food security and global environment, as well as serve as Senior Adviser on the Environment to Former French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin to help with the negotiations for the Kyoto Protocol.
She founded and until recently chaired the Paris-based Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and was appointed High Level Champion for climate action following her integral role during and in preparation of the momentous 2015 COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Laurence Tubiana has held numerous academic positions, including as a Professor and Scientific Director for the International Development and Environmental Studies Master degrees at Sciences Po, and has been a member of boards and scientific committees such as the Chinese Committee on the Environment and International Development.
Professor Mario Monti is Former Prime Minister of…
Professor Mario MontiFormer Prime Minister of Italy
Professor Mario Monti is Former Prime Minister of Italy and President of Bocconi University.
In 2011, Monti was appointed Prime Minister of Italy as a technocratic government was formed to rescue the country from financial ruin. He then proceeded to found his own party in 2013, Civic Choice, which was the fourth largest in that year’s election.
Professor Monti's training as an economist led to his appointment as European Commissioner in charge of the Internal Market, Financial Services and Tax Policy in 1994, to then be named European Commissioner in charge of Competition in 1999. It is in the European Commission that he earned the nickname “Super Mario”, and for his work that he was honoured as Senator for Life by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.
Monti began his academic career at the University of Trento, followed by the University of Turin, to then return as Rector at his alma mater, Bocconi University. He holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University and pursued his graduate studies at Yale University under the supervision of Nobel Prize Laureate James Tobin.
Arun Advani is Assistant Professor at the University…
Dr. Arun AdvaniAssistant Professor at the University of Warwick
Arun Advani is Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick.
Dr. Advani’s career comprises positions as Deputy Director and Research Associate at CAGE and Research Fellow at CRETA as well as at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Dr. Advani’s research primarily revolves around the topical fields of development economics and public policy, where his innovative approach greatly contributes to the understanding of issues in development economics.
His recently published study `Insurance Networks and Endogenous Poverty Traps' provides a novel explanation for the lack of profitable investments in poor households. Featured on the World Bank Development Impact Blog and as the top story in the Weekly Newsletter from the Financial Access Initiative, the paper highlights the ways to improve the cost-effectiveness of the capital transfer programs.
As a Research Fellow at the IFS, Dr. Advani also co-authored numerous policy reports and comments on environmental taxation in the UK, as well as worked on issues of environmental economics.
Ian Cross is a medical officer at Doctors…
Ian CrossMedical Officer at Doctors Without Borders
Ian Cross is a medical officer at Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
With MSF Dr. Cross has worked at the very centre of what the UN describes as “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis” – a crisis which has since August 2017 displaced near 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who have crossed the border to Bangladesh to flee from violence and persecution. Having treated refugees and seen the many tragedies first hand, Dr. Cross is uniquely positioned to offer insights into the abhorrent human rights crisis and MSF’s immense contribution to the affected minorities.
Founded in 1971, MFS has continually helped tens of millions of people in more than 80 countries by providing medical care where it is most needed. MSF’s remarkable action in response to conflicts, epidemics and other catastrophes is rightfully reflected in its awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 as well as the Indira Gandhi Prize in 1996.
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