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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.

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).

Bocconi University

Guido Alfani

Guido Alfani is Professor of Economic History at Bocconi University, Mila. He is also an Affiliated Scholar of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, New York. An economic and social historian and an historical demographer, he published extensively on inequality and social mobility in the long run and on the history of epidemics (especially of plague). Currently he is the Principal Investigator of the ERC project SMITE-Social Mobility and Inequality across Italy and Europe 1300-1800.

University of Strathclyde, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Marco Alfano

Marco Alfano is a lecturer in economics at the University of Strathclyde. His research interests are the economics of migration, economics of conflict, development economics and family economics. Before joining Strathclyde, Marco worked at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration at University College London. Marco has also worked for various international organisations including The World Bank, The World Health Organisation, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.