Richard Blundell (UCL)
Richard Blundell holds the David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy at University College London where he was appointed Professor of Economics in 1984. He is a graduate of the University of Bristol and London School of Economics. Since 1986 he has been Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). In 2000 he was awarded the Econometric Society Frisch Prize Medal and in 2008 he was the recipient of the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize. He was awarded the CES-Ifo Prizein 2010, the Sandmo Prizein 2011, and the IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2012.
He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society (1991), Fellow of the British Academy (1996), Honorary Member of the American Economic Association (2001), Honorary Member American Academy of Arts and Science (2002) and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (2003). He was elected to the European Economic Association Council in 1997 and to the Council of the Econometric Society in 1998.
Chad Jones (Stanford)
Charles I. Jones is the STANCO 25 Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Jones has been honored as a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution, a John M. Olin Foundation Faculty Fellow, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow. His research has been supported by a series of grants from the National Science Foundation. He is the Associate Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics and the Journal of Economic Growth. Professor Jones is the author of numerous research papers as well as two textbooks, Introduction to Economic Growth (2013) and Macroeconomics (2014). He graduated from Harvard College in 1989 and received his PhD from MIT in 1993.
Samuel Kortum (Yale)
Samuel Kortum is the James Burrows Moffat Professor of Economics at Yale University, Fellow of the Econometric Society, and Research Associate at the NBER. Before coming to Yale in 2012, he served on the faculty at Boston University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Chicago. Kortum received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale. In 2004, he and Jonathan Eaton received the Frisch Medal for their paper “Technology, Geography, and Trade.” In addition to international economics, Kortum has written on economic growth, innovation, technology diffusion, and firm dynamics.