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College de France, INSEAD, and LSE

Philippe Aghion

Philippe Aghion is a Professor at the College de France and at INSEAD, and a centennial professor at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on the economics of growth and innovation. With Peter Howitt, he pioneered the so-called Schumpeterian Growth paradigm. Much of this work is summarized in their joint book Endogenous Growth Theory (MIT Press, 1998). More recently Philippe Aghion produced a new book entitled The Power of Creative destruction (Harvard University Press) joint with C. Antonin et S. Bunel.

Khulna University

Firoz Ahmed

Firoz Ahmed is currently Associate Professor at the Economics Discipline at Khulna University in Bangladesh. His research interests are primarily in the areas of applied microeconomics, development economics, and behavioural economics. His recent research focuses on health, agriculture, migration, environment, and disaster management. He has published in several international journals including Food Policy, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, and Migration and Development.

NIESR, Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence

Andrew Aitken

Andrew is a Senior Economist at NIESR and a research associate at ESCoE. He holds a PhD in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has expertise in the area of labour economics including migration, minimum wages, urban economics and inequality. Current work includes analysing how firms respond to increases in minimum wages, and the development of democratic measures of household and national income.

Disability and Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Zoe AItken

Dr Zoe Aitken is a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne. She is an epidemiologist leading a programme of research on reducing mental health inequalities experienced by people with disability. Her research involves the application of causal models for understanding health inequalities, with an aim to identify modifiable social determinants of health that could reduce existing mental health inequalities.

Heriot-Watt University

Christopher Aitken

European University Institute

Sule Alan

Sule Alan is a Professor of Economics at the European University Institute, Florence. Her research primarily focuses on the applications of behavioral science to designing and evaluating social policies. A significant component of her research involves designing novel experimental methods to measure socioemotional skills in children and adolescents. She is a board member of the Innovation in Government Initiative and co-chair of the Humanitarian Initiative at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and an affiliate at the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).