Lawrence Christiano is the Alfred W. Chase Chair in Business Institutions, chairman of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. Christiano's research has focused on macroeconomic theory, policy, and econometrics. Specifically, he has been concerned with how the government's monetary and fiscal instruments ought to respond to shocks over the business cycle. This research has two parts; one involves formulating and estimating an empirically plausible model of the macroeconomy, and the second involves developing economic concepts and computational methods for determining optimal policy in an equilibrium model.
Lance Lochner is the Director of Western’s Centre for Human Capital and Productivity, and
Canada Research Chair in Human Capital and Inequality.
His major fields of concentration are: labor economics, public economics, economics of education, and economics of crime.
Ramon Marimon is the Professor of Economics and Pierre Werner Chair at the European University Institute (on leave from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra). Chairman of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (2011 - ) and Research Fellow of CEPR and NBER. Former President of the Society of Economic Dynamics (2012 - 2015) and of the Spanish Economic Association (2004), Director of the Max Weber Programme of the EUI (2006 - 2013) and Chair of the European Economic Association Standing Committee on Research (2008 - 2011). He was Secretary of State for Science and Technology in Spain (2000 - 2002) and had served in several Expert Groups advising the European Commission on R&D and Higher Education policy. His research interests include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Contract Theory, Learning Theory and Labor Theory, with a special emphasis on European economic issues. His research has been published in Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economic Dynamics, and other journals.
Jan Eeckhout is the professor of Economics at UPF Barcelona (ICREA-GSE) and University College London. He has teaching and research interests in macroeconomics, with a special emphasis on the labor market. He studies unemployment, labor market risk, skill diversity, inequality in cities, and the macroeconomic implications of market power.
Guido Menzio is a theoretical macroeconomist. His research focuses on the conceptual, and occasionally on the empirical, analysis of labor markets and other markets where finding trading partners is time-consuming. His writings on the secular and cyclical behavior of unemployment have been published in some of the most prestigious journals in economics, such as the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Economic Theory.
Robert E. Hall - Professor of Economics at Stanford University.
Professor Hall is an applied economist with interests in employment, technology, competition, and economic policy in the aggregate economy and in particular markets.
He served as President of the American Economic Association for the year 2010. He presented the Ely Lecture to the Association in 2001 and served as Vice President in 2005. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Distinguished Fellow of the AEA, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and the Society of Labor Economists.
Along with his Hoover Institution colleague Alvin Rabushka, they developed a framework for equitable and efficient consumption taxation. Their article in the Wall Street Journal in December 1981 was the starting point for an upsurge of interest in consumption taxation. Their book, The Flat Tax spells out the proposal. (for a free download of the book from the Hoover Institution Press, please go to http://www.hoover.org/research/flat-tax/. They were recognized in Money magazine’s Hall of Fame for their contributions to financial innovation.