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Harvard University

Jeffrey Frankel

Jeffrey Frankel is James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research interests include currencies, crises, commodities, international finance, international trade, monetary and fiscal policy, and global environmental issues. He co-directs the NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics and Harvard’s conference on Politics and Economics of International Finance.


The Economist

James Fransham

James Fransham is data correspondent for The Economist Newspaper in London. As well as writing for the newspaper’s Graphic Detail section he is also a regular contributor to the newspaper’s Britain section—he writes a weekly “data dispatch” for its newsletter, Blighty. He has produced original quantitative stories for many of the newspaper’s sections and been shortlisted for several journalistic awards. He joined The Economist as a researcher in 2009 and in 2014 was made the newspaper’s first data correspondent. He spent five years working from the magazine’s New York City bureau between 2012 and 2018. James studied undergraduate economics at the University of Plymouth followed by postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester; before joining The Economist he worked as a property analyst.


Declan French

I have 22 publications in peer-reviewed journals on aspects of finance, economics and health. I have developed collaborative interdisciplinary research and have been successful in nine grant proposals. Current research projects include Work disability and the legacy of the Northern Irish Troubles ; Cost effectiveness of stratified medicine approaches to colorectal cancer and Time discounting as a mediator of the relationship between financial stress and health.

University of Cambridge, IFS, and CEPR

Eric French

Eric French is the Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations and Labour Economics at the University of Cambridge, Co-director, ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy, Institute for Fiscal Studies, and is a Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Centre for Economic Policy Research. French’s research interests include: household behavior over the lifecycle; the impact of government and private pensions on savings and labor supply; the impact of health insurance on medical spending, savings, and labor supply; the impact of disability insurance programs on labor supply; the impact of the minimum wage on employment and spending of minimum wage households; and dynamic structural modelling.

University of Cambridge

Lukas Freund

Lukas Freund is a PhD candidate in Economics and Gates scholar at the University of Cambridge. His research interests lie in macro- and labour economics. Lukas’ recent work considers the impact of uncertainty on unemployment and inflation, as well as the interaction of household heterogeneity and fiscal policy. He is also a Visiting Academic at the Bank of England.

University of Basel & CREMA

Bruno S. Frey

Born in Basel, Switzerland in 1941. 1970-77 Full Professor at University Constance and 1977-2012 University Zurich. 2010-13 Distinguished Professor at University Warwick. 2012-15 Senior Professor at Zeppelin University. Since 2015 Permanent Visiting Professor at University Basel. 1990-91 Visiting Research Professor at University Chicago. Honorary Doctorates from 5 European Universities in 5 countries. Author of 30 books (economics of environment, politics, behaviour, happiness, awards and arts).