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University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Christian Leuz

Christian Leuz is the Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He studies the role of disclosure and transparency in capital markets and other settings; the economic effects of regulation; international accounting; corporate governance and corporate financing. His work has been published in many top academic journals including Science, Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting & Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.

Economics Observatory

Xenia Levantis

Xenia Levantis helps run ECO’s Bristol hub. Xenia’s background is in higher education policy, with expertise in student engagement practices. Before joining ECO, she worked on the development of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcome Framework, as well as the review of digital teaching and learning in higher education. Xenia is currently studying for a master’s degree in public policy, with her research focusing on user-driven policy change and user-centred policy formulation practices.


Peter Levell

Peter is a Senior Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He has published several papers on the microeconomics of household spending and labour supply decisions over the life-cycle. He has also written about the measurement and impact of inflation and is a member of the ONS Technical Advisory Panel on Consumer Prices. He obtained his PhD in Economics from UCL in 2019.

European University Institute

David Levine

David Levine is a Professor in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Department of Economics at the European University Institute. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, an Economic Theory Fellow, a research associate of the NBER, and of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Wageningen University

Madison Levine

Madison Levine is a Research Associate with Wageningen University & Research. She has been based and working on an impact evaluation on rural electrification throughout Sierra Leone since 2019. She co-founded the Women and Diversity in Economics and received her MSc in International and Development Economics at University of San Francisco in 2019. Her main interests are in agricultural and experimental economics.

California State University, Fullerton

Liqing Li

Liqing Li is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department of the College of Business and Economics. Her research interests lie in the field of environmental economics, using modern econometric methods for causal inference and several tools from the non-market valuation toolbox. Her recent work focuses on urban green space, environmental justice, and conservation policy.