Philippe Aghion is a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the economics of growth. With Peter Howitt, he pioneered the so-called Schumpeterian Growth paradigm which was subsequently used to analyze the design of growth policies and the role of the state in the growth process.
Alberto Alesina is a leader in the field of Political Economics and has published extensively in all major academic journals in economics. He has published five books and edited many more. His two most recent books are The Future of Europe: Reform or Decline, published by MIT Press, and Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference, published by Oxford University Press. He has been a co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics for eight years and associate editor of many academic journals.
Pol Antràs’ teaching and research fields are international economics, macroeconomics, and applied theory. He is a co-editor of the Journal of International Economics, a foreign editor of the Review of Economic Studies, and is on the editorial board of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the Annual Review of Economics and the Journal of the European Economic Association, among other journals.
Robert J. Barro is a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Noteworthy research includes empirical determinants of economic growth, economic effects of public debt and budget deficits, and the formation of monetary policy. Recent books include Macroeconomics: A Modern Approach, Economic Growth (2nd edition, written with Xavier Sala-i-Martin), Nothing Is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium, Determinants of Economic Growth, and Getting It Right: Markets and Choices in a Free Society.