Reinhard Neck, Professor of Economics, Klagenfurt University, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Previous positions: Research Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, 2006; Austrian Visiting Professor, Stanford university, 2001; Professor of Economics/Public Economies, University of Osnabruck, Germany, 1995-97; Professor of Economics/Quantitative Economic Policy, University of Bielefeld, Germany, 1992-95; Joseph Schumpeter Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1991-92.
Selected Publications: Books: Modeling and Control of Economic Systems 2001, Elsevier 2003 (ed.);Quantitative Economic Policy, Springer Verlag 2008 (ed. With P. Mooslechner and C. Richter);Sustainability of Public Debt, MIT Press 2008 (ed. With J. E. Sturm). Articles: ”Stochastic control theory and operational research”, European Journal of Operational Research, 1984; “Conflict and cooperation in a model of stabilization policies: A differential game approach” (with E.Dockner), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 1987; “The political business cycle under a quadratic objective function”, European Journal of Political Economy, 1991; “OPTCON: An algorithm for the optimal control of nonlinear stochastic models” (with J. Matulka), Annals of Operations Research, 1992.
Professional Activities: Research Fellow, CESifo, Munich; Visiting Professor, University of Ljumljana. Editorial Boards: International Journal of Sustainable Economy, since 2009; Empirica – Journal of European Economies, since 2009; International Advances in Economic Research (International Atlantic Economic Society), since 1996; Advances in Coputational Economics, since 1993; Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, 1999-2002; Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, 1985-1998. Offices: Vice President, International Atlantic Economic Society, 2011-2012; Executive Committee Member, International Atlantic Economic Society, 2001-2004; President, Austrian Economic Association, 2007-2008.
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director, Development Policy, Development Economics Chief Economist, Financial and Private Sector Development Network.
Previous Positions: Lead Economist, Development Economics, World Bank, 1989-2003; Visiting Economist, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 1988-1989; Teaching Associate/Instructor, Departments of Economics and Mathematics, The Ohio State University, 1983-1988.
Selected Publications: Books: Financial structure and economic growth: A cross-country comparison of banks, markets, and development, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001 (with Ross Levine). Articles: “Financial and legal constraints to firm growth: Does size matter?” (with T. Beck and V. Maksimovic), Journal of Finance, forthcoming; “Bank concentration and competition: An evolution in the making” (with A. Berger, R. Levine and J. Haubrich), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming; “Market discipline and deposit insurance” (with H. Huizinga), Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 51(2), March 2004; “Law and finance: Why does legal origin matter?” (with T. Beck and R. Levine), Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol31(4), December 2003; “Law, endowments, and finance” (with T. Beck and R. Levine), Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 70(2), November 2003; “Does deposit insurance increase banking system stability? An empirical investigation” (with E. Detragiache), Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 49(7), October 2002; “Funding growth in bank-based and market-based financial systems: Evidence from firm level data” (with V. Maksimovic), Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 65 (3), September 2002; “Deposit insurance around the globe: Where does it work?” (with E. Kane), Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 16 (2), Spring 2002; “Cross-country evidence on deposit insurance” (with E. Kane), Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 42 (4), Fall 2002; “Legal theories of financial development” (with T. Beck and R. Levine), Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 17 (4), 2001.
Professional Activities: Editorial Responsibilities: Member Editorial Committee, World Bank publications (2003-present); Member Editorial Board; Finance Letters (2002- present); Associate Editor; Journal of Financial Services Research (1999-present).
John M. Virgo, Professor and Executive Vice President
Positions: Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2005-present; Professor, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1984-2005; Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1975-1983; Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1972-1974. Instructor/visiting professor at: Claremont Graduate University; California State University at Fullerton; California State University at Long Beach; Redlands University; Whittier College.
Selected Publications: Books: An Evaluation of Manpower Programs, Region IX, U.S. Department of Labor, November 1971 (coauthor); The Legal and Illegal California Farmworker: Some Implications for Unemployment Insurance, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., 1974 (coauthor); Health Care: An International Perspective, (Foreword by Margaret Heckler, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), International Health Economics and Management Institute (IHEMI), 1984, (Editor); Exploring New Vistas in Health Care, (Foreword by C. Everett Koop, U.S. Surgeon General), IHEMI, 1985 (Editor); Restructuring Health Policy: An International Challenge, IHEMI, 1986 (Editor). Articles: “Labor Market Impacts of Illegal Mexican Manpower Flows,” Western Economic Journal, 1971; “Surreptitious Transborder Manpower: Its Impact on Domestic Labor,” Atlantic Economic Journal, 1973; “Program Evaluation in the Public Employment Service,” Journal of Economics and Business, 1974 (coauthor); “Evolving Professorial Unionism,” Atlantic Economic Journal, 1977; “The Problem of Youth Unemployment” Die Industrie, (in German), 1977; “Manpower Planning at the Firm Level,” Die Industrie (in German) 1978; “Tax Laws, Inflation, and Social Equity,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Business Law Review, 1978; “The Changing Health Care Sector,” Health Care: An International Perspective, IHEMI, 1984; “Economic Competition in the Health Care Sector,” Societa Medica del Friuli, (Italy), 1985; “Competitivita nel Sistema Sanitario: l’esperienza americana,” Journal of the American Medical Association, (European Edition), 1986; “The Political Demise of the Clinton Health Care Plan,” Brock Review, 1996 (coauthor); “Medical Versus Surgical Abortion: A Survey of Knowledge and Attitudes Among Abortion Clinic Patients,” Women’s Health Issues, 1999 (coauthor); The Real World of Business Ethics: People, Public, and Planets as Shareholders, Kevin Gibson (ed.), “The Price of International Business Morality: Twenty Years Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,”(coauthor), 2005.
Association Positions and Offices: Founder, President, International Atlantic Economic Society, 1973-1976; Executive Vice President, 1976-present; Founder and Managing Editor, Atlantic Economic Journal, 1973-present; Chairperson, American Economic Association Executives Committee, 1984-1986; Honorary member of the Puerto Rican Economic Association, 1984; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, International Health Economics and Management Institute, 1984-1987; Board of Directors, 1987-1993; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Advances in Economic Research, 1995-present.
Alberto Alesina, Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economics, Harvard University.
Previous positions: Taussig Research Professor of Economics, Harvard University, July 2006 to June 2007; Chairman of the Department of Economics, Harvard University, July 2003 to June 2006; Professor of Economics and Government, Harvard University, July 1993 to June 2003; Visiting Professor of Economics, IGIER-Bocconi, Academic Year 2002-03 and 2008-09; Visiting Professor of Economics, MIT, Academic year 1998-99; Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University, January 1991 to June 1993; Assistant Professor of Economics and Government, Harvard University, September 1988 to December 1990; Olin Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1989-90; Assistant Professor of Economics and Political Economy, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987-88; Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Economy, Carnegie Mellon University, 1986-87.
Honors and Awards: Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, from 2006; Fellow of the Econometric Society, from 2003; Munich CES Prize in Economics, for 2006; Honorary Degree from Normal University, Beijing, May 2005.
Professional Activities: Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Growth, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, European Economic Review, and Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv; Director of the NBER Program in Political Economics. -
Gordon L. Brady, Senior Economist, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Senate (May 2008-present)
Previous Positions: Senior policy level appointments in presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations; Senior Advisory for Environmental Economics at the Department of State; Senior Staff Assistant to the Administrator, Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy; Senior Economic Policy Advisor at President’s Council on Environmental Quality.
Selected Publications: Books: Government failure: A primer in public choice. (with Arthur Seldon and Gordon Tullock), Cato Institute, Washington, DC, 2002. Also published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (London) 2000; On the trail of Homo economicus: Essays by Gordon Tullock. (edited with R. Tollison), Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Press,1994; Duncan Black: Selected works of the unpublished legacy. (edited with G. Tullock), Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press,1995. Articles: “Climate politics, strategic behavior, hold-outs, free riders and rent-seekers.” Economic Affairs;“Capital turnover and marketable pollution rights.” Co-authored. Journal of Law & Economics; “The political economy of statutory deadlines.” Co-authored. CATO Journal.
Professional Activities: Member, Atlantic Economic Journal Board of Editors; Member, Scottish Economic Society; Member, Public Choice Society; Member, Mont Pelerin Society.
José-María Montero-Lorenzo, Full Professor, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
Previous Positions: Previous positions: Professor, Autonomous University of Madrid, 1985-1997; CEU-Luis Vives 1985-1995; Cardenal Cisneros, 1995-1997; Institute of Stock Exchange Studies at Madrid, 2010-Present.
Selected Publications: Books: Metodología Estadística para el Análisis de Datos Cualitativos, Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 1990; Análisis Estadístico de Encuestas: Datos Cualitativos, Alfa Centauro, 1995; Estadística para Relaciones Laborales, Thomson-Paraninfo, 2002; Estadística Descriptiva para Ciencias Sociales, Thomson-Paraninfo, 2007; Introducción a la Geoestadística Lineal, Netbiblo, 2008; Advances and Challenges in Space-Time Modelling of Natural Events, Springer, 2011. Articles: ”Election forecasts using spatio-temporal models,” Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2008; “How to include environmental quality kriged indexes in hedonic housing price models,” Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 2009; “Building a spatio-temporal environmental quality index: the case of Madrid,” Statistica Applicata, 2009; “Estimating housing prices: A proposal with spatially correlated data,” International Advances in Economic Research, 2010; ”Asymmetries in the volatility of precious metals returns: The TA-ARSV modelling strategy,” Journal of Economic Asymmetries, 2010; ”Estimation of asymmetric stochastic volatility models. Application to daily average price of energy products,” International Statistical Review, 2010; ”A threshold autoregressive asymmetric stochastic volatility strategy to alert of violations of the PM10 quality standards,” International Journal of Environmental Research, 2011; ”Interpolation methods for geographical data: Housing and commercial establishment markets,” Journal of Real Estate Research, 2011; “Mathematical genesis of spatio-temporal covariance functions,” Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 2011; ”On a class of non-stationary, compactly supported covariance functions,” Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 2011; ”Per capita CO2: Emission trends among European OECD countries,” Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2011; ”Space-time approach to commercial property prices valuation,” Applied Economics, 2011; ”Spatial hedonic pricing models for testing the adequacy of acoustic areas in Madrid City, Spain,” Investigaciones Regionales, 2011; ”Geostatistical air pollution indices and spatial hedonic and models: the case of Madrid, Spain,” Journal of Real Estate Research, 2012; ”SAR models with nonparametric spatial trends. A P-spline approach, Estadística Española,” 2012.
Professional Activities: Editor in Chief, AESTIMATIO, the IEB International Journal of Finance, 2010-present; Clm.economía, 2000-present. Editorial Boards: Estadística Española, 2007-present, Journal of Economic Asymmetries, 2004-present, International Advances in Economic Research, 2005-present, Revista de Estudos Euro Rexionais, 2008-present. Research Fellow: Athenian Policy Forum (York University), 1997-present. Executive Committee: ASEPELT.
Waclawa Starzynska, Professor of Economics, University of Lodz; Department of Statistics and Econometrics, Maria Curie Sklodowska University.
Previous Positions: Professor, University of Lodz, 2005-Present; Associate Professor, University of Lodz, 1992-2005; Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, 1993-1994; Goethe University in Frankfurt, 1992; Universidad Autohoma de Barcelona, 1986; Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 1986; Adjumct Professor University of Lodz, 1975-1981; Assistant Professor, University of Lodz, 1968-1975.
Selected Publications: Books:Basic Statistics, (Co-author), Difin, Warsaw, 2004, 2006, 2009; VAT in Agriculture (ed.), Folia Oeconomica, Lodz, 2006; Economic Integration in Europe. Statistics in Practice, WNPWN, Warsaw, 2000, 2006; Public Procurement Market in the Process of the European Integration, Difin, Warsaw, 2004; Methodological Aspects, (co-editor), University of Lodz, 2000; Statistics for Business, (co-author), Absolwent, Lodz, 1996; Food Market in Shortage, Acta Universitatis Lodziensis, Lodz, 1990; Articles: “The Public Procurement System and Innovativeness of Enterprises,” University of Economy, Wroclaw, 2010; “Income Distributions in Poland by Socio Economic Groups. A Social Welfare Approach,” (Co-author), WSEAS Transactions on Mathematics, 2006; “Public Procurement Market in the Process of the EU Integration,” Prace Naukowe AE No. 894, Wroclaw, 2001; “Poland’s Agriculture Sector under Transformation,” International Advances in Economic Research, 1995; “The Polish Procurement Market and Foreign Direct Investment,” Wydawnictwo UMCS, Lublin, 1994; “Food Stuff’s Prices and Disequilibrium,” Acta Universitatis Lodziensis, 1992; “On Problems of Modelling of Food Market in Disequilibrium,” Prace InstytutuEkonometril I Statystyki, University of Lodz, 1988; “Demad of Population for Gastronomic Services,” Roczniki Handlu Wewnętrznego, Warsaw, 1974.
Professional Activities: Member, Public Procurement Council in Poland, 2008-Present; Member, Deutsche Statistiche Gesellschaft, 2005-Present; Member, International Advances in Economic Research Board of Editors, 1996-Present; Member, International Atlantic Economic Society, 1992-Present; Member, Scientific Society of Lodz, 1992-Present.
David VanHoose, Herman W. Lay Professor of Private Enterprise, Baylor University
Previous Positions: Senior Research Fellow, Networks Institute, 2006-Present; Professor, University of Alabama, 1990-2001; Assistant Professor, Indiana University, 1984-1990; Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve System, 1988.
Selected Publications: Books: The Industrial Organization of Banking, Springer, 2010; E-Commerce Economics, Routldge, Forthcoming.Articles “Disaggregate Evidence on Price Stickiness and Implications for Macro Models” (with Carl R. Gwin), Economic Inquiry, 2008; “Openess, the Sacrifice Ratio, and Inflation: Is There a Puzzle?” (with Joseph P. Daniels), Journal of International Money and Finance, 2006; “Has Greater Competition Restrained Inflation?” (with John v. Duca), Southern Economic Journal, 2000; “Discretionary Monetary Policy and Socially Efficient Wage Indexation in a Multisector Economy” (with John V. Duca), International Economic Review, 1991.
Editorial Positions: Co-Editor for International Trade and Finance, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 2009-Present; Editor for Monetary Economics,Journal of Economics and Business, 1994-2000, 2004-2008; Board of Editors,Atlantic Economic Journal, 1996-Present; Editorial Board, Open Economics Review, 1995-Present.