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NIESR, University of Kent

Adrian Pabst

Adrian Pabst is Deputy Director for Social and Political Economy at NIESR and Professor of Politics at the University of Kent. His research is at the interface of political theory, political economy and public policy. He works on the interaction between states, markets and civic institutions, with a focus on questions of relational prosperity and human flourishing. A New Statesman Contributing Writer, Adrian writes about constructive alternatives to orthodox economic and social policy.

Vanderbilt University, NBER

Analisa Packham

Packham studies applied microeconomics, including labor economics, health economics and the economics of education. Her research focuses primarily on the causal impact of Title X clinic access on contraception use and childbearing and the effects of nutritional assistance benefit receipt on consumption, crime, domestic violence, and educational attainment.

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Debayan Pakrashi

The Graduate Institute, Geneva & CEPR

Ugo Panizza

Ugo is Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair at the Graduate Institute, Geneva and Vice President of CEPR. His research focuses on Sovereign Debt, Finance and Development, Emerging Market Countries, and Economic Growth. Before joining the Graduate Institute, he was Chief of the Debt and Finance Analysis Unit at UNCTAD and a Senior Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank. He also worked at the World Bank and taught at the American University of Beirut and the University of Torino.

Royal Economic Society and University of Warwick

Stefania Paredes Fuentes


Jonathan Parker

Jonathan A. Parker is the Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance, Head of the MIT Sloan Finance Department, and co-director of the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy. He has held numerous service positions and consulting positions, including Area Head of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Sloan, Editor of the NBER Macroeconomics Annual, and Special Adviser on Financial Stability for the Office of Financial Stability in the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2009. He currently serves as an Economic Adviser for the Congressional Budget Office, a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a Research Fellow at the JP Morgan Chase Institute, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. An expert in finance, macroeconomics, and household behavior, Professor Parker has published widely on topics such as macroeconomic risks and asset returns, fiscal stabilization policy, national saving, household financial decisions, the measurement of business cycles, and modeling human economic behaviour.