Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research, World Bank, U.S.A.
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).
Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia Business School; Visiting Fellow, International Monetary Fund.
Previous Positions:: Paul M. Montrone Professor, Division of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School, 1996-2003; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, October 1991-October 1996; Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, December 1997-December 2004; Houblon-Norman Senior Fellow, Bank of England, January-April 2011; Podlich Dintinguised Fellow and Visiting Professor, Claremont-McKenna College, September-December 2010; Academic Director, Jerome Institute of International Business, Columbia Business School, October 2004-July 2007; Director, Center for International Business and Education Research, Columbia University, October 2004-July 2007; Arthur Burns Fellow in International Economics, American Enterprise Institute, December 2001-2006; Co-Director, AEI Project on Financial Deregulation, January 1997-2007; Adjunct Scholar, AEI, January 1995-December 2001, Associate Professor, Department of Finance, August 1992-June 1996; Co-Director, Office for Banking Research, University of Illinois, August 1992-June 1996; Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, May 2000-December 2000; Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Finance, The Wharton School, August 1991-July 1992; Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University, September 1984-July 1991; Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Standford University, January 1989-June 1989.
Selected Publications: Books: Fragile By Design: The Political Origins of Banking Panics and Scarce Credit (with S. Haber, Princeton University Press, 2013); Emerging Financial Markets (with D. Beim, McGraw-Hill 2001), U.S. Bank Deregulation in Historical Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2000, 2006). Articles: : “Does Macro-Prudential Regulation Leak? Evidence from a U.K. Policy Experiment” (with S. Aiyar and T. Wieladek), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming; “The Housing Wealth Effect: The Crucial Roles of Demographics, Wealth Distribution and Wealth Shares” (with S. Longhofer and W. Miles), Critical Finance Review, 2012; “Consequences of U.S. Bank Distress During the Depression,” (with J. Mason), American Economic Review, 2003; “Fundamentals, Panics and Bank Distress During the Depression” (with J. Mason), American Economic Review, 2003; “The Role of Demandable Debt in Structuring Optimal Banking Arrangements” (with C. Kahn), American Economic Review, 1991.
Professional Activities: Co-Managing Editor, Journal of Financial Intermediation; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Advisory Scientific Committee, European Systemic Risk Board, European System of Financial Supervision; Financial Economists Roundtable; Shadow Open Market Committee; Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, 1997-2012.
Katherine S. Virgo, Executive Vice President, International Atlantic Economic Society, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Previous Positions: Managing Director (Director, 2008-2010), Health Services Research Program, Intramural Research Department, American Cancer Society, 2008-2012; Research Health Scientist, Health Services Research & Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Atlanta, GA, 2009-2011; Professor (Associate Professor, 1996-2001; Assistant Professor, 1991-1996), Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, 1996-2008; Statistician (Health Science Specialist, 1991-1993), Surgical Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1991-2008; Research Assistant, Health Services Research & Development, Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1986-1991; Co-Founder, member of the Board of Directors and Executive Administrator, International Health Economics and Management Institute, 1983-1987; Executive Administrator (Executive Assistant, 1979-1981; Assistant Coordinator, 1978-1979), Atlantic Economic Society, 1978-2012 (1987-2012 donated time).
Selected Publications: Books: Patient Surveillance after Cancer Treatment, New York, NY, Springer, 2013 (ed. with Johnson FE, Maehara Y, Browman GP, et.al); The Bionic Patient, Health Promotion for People with Implanted Prosthetic Devices, Totowa, NJ, Humana Press, 2006 (ed. with Johnson FE); Cancer Patient Follow-Up, St. Louis, MO, Mosby, October 1997 (ed. with Johnson FE). Articles: “Barriers to breast and colorectal cancer survivorship care. Perceptions of U.S. primary care physicians and medical oncologists” (with CC Lerro, CN Klabunde, C Earle, et.al), Journal of Clinical Oncology 2013; “Health care policy and cancer survivorship” (with JL Bromberek, A Glaser, D Horgan, et.al), Cancer 2013; “Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Statistics, 2012 (with R Siegel, C DeSantis, K Stein, et.al), CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 2012; “Impact of poverty and race/ethnicity on treatment and management of urologic cancers” (with SA Fedewa), Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations 2012; “Safety-net burden hospitals and likelihood of curative-intent surgery for non-small cell lung cancer” (with AG Little, SA Fedewa, AY Chen, et.al), Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2011; “The impact of health care reform legislation on uninsured and Medicaid-insured cancer patients” (with LA Burkhardt, VE Cokkinides), The Cancer Journal: The Journal of Principles & Practice of Oncology 2010; “Colorectal cancer patients dually eligible for VA and Medicare health benefits: improved health outcomes or increased health disparities?” (with MP Valentine, LC Dauz, LH Marietta, et.al), Research in Sociology of Health Care 2008; “Access, quality, and satisfaction with care: concerns of Vietnam veterans” (with JR Piry, MP Valentine, DR Denner, et.al), Research in Sociology of Health Care 2007; “Preoperative workup and postoperative surveillance of patients with colon and rectal cancer” (KS Naunheim, FE Johnson), Thoracic Surgery Clinics of North America 2006; “Impact of behavioral health problems on access to care and health services utilization” (with NK Risk, EL Spitznagel, RK Price), Atlantic Economic Journal 2004.
Professional Activities: Member, Expert Panel, Systemic Therapy in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Guideline, American Society of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Care Ontario (2012-present); Member, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Research Program, Emory University (2010-present); Chair, Medical Care Section, American Public Health Association (2011-2012); Reviewer, Expert Panel for National Cancer Institute Project, Evaluation of the Provider Survey Initiative (2011-2012); Member, Expert Panel, Treatment of Androgen Sensitive and Androgen Independent Prostate Cancer Guideline, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2010-present); Member, Cancer Program Standards 2011 Project Steering Committee, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (2009-2012); Chair, Health Services Research Committee, Medical Care Section, American Public Health Association (2008-present); Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation Komen Grant Review Subcommittee (2008-2011); Member, Scientific Committee, GILDA Clinical Trial (1998-present); Editorial and Journal Review Boards: Editor-in-Chief, International Advances in Economic Research (2013-present); Managing Editor, Atlantic Economic Journal (2013-present); Member, Editorial Board, Surgical Oncology (2007-present); Member, Editorial Academy, International Journal of Oncology (2005-present); Reviewer, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine (2002-present); Reviewer, Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research (2001-present).
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.
Paul Hettler, Professor of Economics and Coordinator, Faculty Professional Development Center, California University of Pennsylvania.
Previous Positions: Associate Professor of Economics, California University of Pennsylvania, August 2005-July 2009; Assistant Professor of Economics, Duquesne University, August 1999-July 2005; Assistant Professor of Economics and Business, Waynesburg College, August 1998–May 1999.
Selected Publications: Articles: “Hypothetical versus Real Incentives in the Ultimatum Game and Andreoni’s Public Goods Game” (with Mark Gillis), Eastern Economic Journal 33(4) Fall 2007; “The Decomposition of Firm-Size Wage Differentials,” Journal of Labor Research 28(3) July 2007; “The Regional Impact of Commuter Wage Taxes, Atlantic Economic Journal 32(3) September 2004; “Central City Fiscal Conditions and MSA Population Distribution,” International Advances in Economic Research 8(4) November 2002; “Spillover Effects of Local Fiscal Policy,” Atlantic Economic Journal Vol. 29, No. 4 December 2001; “The impact of Central City Taxes on Suburban Population Growth: Panel Data Analysis, 1960-1990,” Pennsylvania Economic Review Fall 2001.
Professional Activities: Editorial Board, International Advances in Economic Research, 2006-present; Referee, Atlantic Economic Journal, 2001-present; Referee, International Advances in Economic Research, 2002-2006; Referee, Pennsylvania Economic Review, 2002-present; Article and Book Classifier, Journal of Economic Literature, 1995-1999.
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.
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.
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.