Pol Antràs’ teaching and research fields are international economics and applied theory. Some of his work is overviewed in his recent book Global Production: Firms, Contracts, and Trade Structure, published by Princeton University Press. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), where he served as Director of the International Trade and Organization (ITO) Working Group. Among other distinctions, he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2007 and the Fundación Banco Herrero Prize in 2009, and he was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2015. As of 2015, he is Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Read more about Pol Antràs
Elhanan Helpman's contributions include studies of the balance of payments, exchange rate regimes, stabilization programs and foreign debt, international trade, economic growth and political economy. He is a cofounder of the "new trade theory'' and the "new growth theory,'' which emphasize the roles of economies of scale and imperfect competition. His current research is reflected in his latest book, Understanding Global Trade.
Robin Lee's research interests are in industrial organization and applied microeconomic theory. His work focuses on bargaining and contracting between firms with market power in bilateral oligopoly, and studies the implications of exclusive or selective contracting and vertical integration on industry structure, competition and welfare. He is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Professor Pakes' research has been in industrial organization (I.O.), the economics of technological change and in econometric theory. He teaches courses in industrial organization and in econometrics. Recent empirical work includes an analysis of the impact of the break up of AT&T on productivity in the telecommunication equipment industry, an analysis of the impact of voluntary export restrictions on the profits and consumer welfare generated by the sales of new cars, and an analysis of the impact of the entry and exit of goods on the price index for personal computers. Read more about Ariel Pakes
Martin L. Weitzman is Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Previously he was on the faculties of MIT and Yale. He has been elected as a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published widely in many leading economic journals and written three books. Weitzman's interests in economics are broad and he has served as consultant for several well-known organizations. His current research is focused on environmental economics, including climate change, the economics of catastrophes, cost-benefit analysis, long-run discounting, green accounting, biodiversity, and comparison of alternative instruments for controlling pollution. Read more about Martin Weitzman