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Edinburgh Napier University Business School

Andrew Perchard

Andrew Perchard is Professor of the History of Business and Work and Head of the Management Group at Edinburgh Napier University Business School. His areas of expertise include business-government relations, deindustrialization, energy policy, and public ownership and privatisation. A former Head of Energy Supply Policy at the Scottish Government, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Royal Society of Arts.

UC Davis

Giovanni Peri

Giovanni Peri is Professor of Economics and Director of the Global Migration Center at UC Davis. His research analyzes the economic determinants and consequences of international migrations with focus on labor markets and local economies. He has published in leading Academic Journals such as The American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of European Economic Association. The Economist, the BBC, the New York Times and NPR news have often featured his research.


Sarah Perret

Sarah Perret works as an economist and deputy head of unit at OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. Her role involves assessing countries’ tax systems and advising them on tax reform. She has also been leading the work on wealth and inheritance taxation at the OECD and is the author of a number of studies on taxation, inequality and inclusive growth.

University of Southern California, USA. Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK

Hashem Pesaran

Hashem Pesaran is the John Elliott Distinguished Chair in Economics at University of Southern California, an Emeritus Professor of Economics at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. His research covers national and global macro-econometric modelling, analysis of panel data models with cross-sectional dependence, and the Iranian economy.

Queen Mary University of London

Barbara Petrongolo

Barbara Petrongolo is Lord Maurice Peston Professor of Economics at Queen Mary University, Director of the CEPR Labour Economics Programme and Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics. She is currently managing co-editor of the Economic Journal. Her primary research interests are in labour economics. Her work also researches the causes of gender inequalities in labour market outcomes, in a historical perspective and across countries.

Tomas Philipson