Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University, Chair
Robert Moffitt is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University, where he has been employed since 1995. Prior to that appointment, he served on the faculty of Brown University for eleven years. Professor Moffitt is an expert on the economics of welfare reform and has conducted many studies of the U.S. welfare system, examining both economic and family structure outcomes. He has also conducted research on the economics of labor supply, economics of the family, wage instability, and microeconometric methods. He is currently associated with the Institute for Research on Poverty, the National Poverty Center, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was Chair of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Data and Methods for Welfare Reform. He is chief editor of the American Economic Review and past editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and Journal of Human Resources. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and holds a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health.
Mark Duggan, University of Pennsylvania
Mark Duggan is a Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy and a Professor of Health Care Management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He is also the Faculty Director of the Wharton Public Policy Initiative and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1999 and is currently a Co-Editor at the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and at the Journal of Public Economics. His research focuses primarily on the effect of government expenditure programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on the behavior of individuals and firms. He was the 2010 recipient of the ASHEcon Medal, which is awarded every two years by the American Society of Health Economists to the economist aged 40 and under in the U.S. who has made the most significant contributions to the field of health economics. Duggan served from 2009 to 2010 as the Senior Economist for Health Care Policy at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He has also been an Expert Witness for the U.S. Department of Justice and recently served on the Social Security Advisory Board's Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods.
John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland
John C. Haltiwanger is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1981. After serving on the faculty of UCLA and Johns Hopkins, he joined the faculty at Maryland in 1987. In the late 1990s, he served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Census Bureau. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. He has played a major role in developing and studying U.S. longitudinal firm-level data. Using these data, he has developed new statistical measures and analyzed the determinants of firm-level job creation, job destruction and economic performance. He has explored the implications of these firm dynamics for aggregate U.S. productivity growth and for the U.S. labor market. The statistical and measurement methods he has helped develop to measure and study firm dynamics have been increasingly used by many statistical agencies around the world. His own research increasingly uses the data and measures on firm dynamics from a substantial number of advanced, emerging and transition economies. He has published more than 90 academic articles and numerous books including Job Creation and Destruction (with Steven Davis and Scott Schuh, MIT Press).
Maurine A. Haver, Haver Analytics
Maurine A. Haver is the founder and CEO of Haver Analytics, an economic information services company. She served as President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and currently chairs the NABE campaign for Quality Economic Data and the NABE Statistics Committee. She is a member of Advisory Committees to the Office of Financial Research at the U.S. Treasury, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is Chair of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics.
Anne Krueger, Johns Hopkins University
Anne Krueger is Senior Research Professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She joined the faculty in 2007 after leaving the International Monetary Fund, where she had served as First Deputy Managing Director from 2001-2006 and as Acting Managing Director for three months during 2005. Prior to the IMF, she was Herald L. and Caroline L. Ritch Professor in Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Economics at Stanford University, and the founding Director of Stanford's Center for International Development and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Professor Krueger had previously taught at the University of Minnesota and Duke University and held visiting professorships at a number of universities in the U.S. and abroad. She was chief economist of the World Bank from 1982 through 1986. She received her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Senior Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has published many books and articles on international economics, and has also written extensively on aspects of economic development in India, South Korea, and Turkey. Her most recent book is Struggling with Success: Challenges Facing the International Economy, World Scientific Publishers, 2012.
Charles Plott, Cal Tech
Charles R. Plott is the Edward S. Harness Professor of Economics and Director and founder of the Laboratory for Experimental Economics and Political Science at the California Institute of Technology. His research is focused on the basic principles of process performance and the use of those principles in the design of new, decentralized processes to solve complex problems. Applications are found in mechanisms for allocating complex items such as the markets for pollution permits in Southern California, the FCC auction of licenses for Personal Communication Systems, the auctions for electric power in California, the allocation of landing rights at the major U.S. airports, access of private trains to public railway tracks, access to natural gas pipelines, the allocation of licenses for offshore aquaculture sites, the combinatorial sale of fleets of vehicles, and the application of complex procurements. Dr. Plott has contributed extensively to the development and application of a laboratory experimental methodology in the fields of economics and political science. Memberships include National Academy of Sciences, 2007; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1985; Distinguished Fellow of American Economic Association; Fellow of the Econometric Society; Public Choice Society, President 1976-1978; Southern Economic Association, Executive Committee 1977-1978, vice president 1985-1987, president 1989-90; Economic Science Association, president 1987-1988; Western Economic Association International, vice president, 1996, president 1999. Dr. Plott received his education from the University of Virginia, Ph.D.; Oklahoma State University, M.S., B.S.
Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth
Jonathan Skinner is a John Sloan Dickey Professor in the economics department, and a professor with the Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth Medical School. He received his PhD in Economics from UCLA in 1983, and taught at the University of Virginia before moving to Dartmouth in 1995. Research interests include the economics of health care with a particular focus on the Medicare program, and the savings behavior of aging baby boomers. He is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, an associate editor of the American Economic Journal: Public Policy, and a former editor of the Journal of Human Resources. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2007.
Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan
Joel Slemrod is the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business, and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, at the University of Michigan. He also serves as Director of the Office of Tax Policy Research, an interdisciplinary research center housed at the Business School. Professor Slemrod received the A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1973 and the Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1980. In 1983-84 he was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and in 1984-85 he was the senior economist for tax policy at the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
Professor Slemrod has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Canadian Department of Finance, the New Zealand Department of Treasury, the South Africa Ministry of Finance, and the World Bank, as well as to Marriott International, Merck & Co., Inc., and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has been a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers, and has testified before the Congress on domestic and international taxation issues. From 1992 to 1998 Professor Slemrod was editor of the National Tax Journal and from 2006 to 2010 a co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics. In 2005-6, he was president of the National Tax Association. He is co-author with Jon Bakija of Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen’s Guide to the Debate over Taxes, whose fourth edition was published in 2008.
James Smith, Rand Corporation
James P. Smith (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1972) holds the RAND Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies and was the Director of RAND's Labor and Population Studies Program from 1977-1994. He has led numerous projects, including studies of the economics of aging, black-white wages and employment, the effects of economic development on labor markets, wealth accumulation and savings behavior, immigration, and the interrelation of health and economic status among the elderly. He is currently Principal Investigator for The New Immigrant Survey, a cost-effective survey that yields adequate sample size of the foreign-born, has known sampling properties, permits longitudinal analyses, and can answer policy questions of particular relevance to immigration. Dr. Smith chaired the National Institute on Aging's Ad Hoc Advisory Panel on NIA's Extramural Priorities for Data Collection in Health and Retirement Economics and served on the NIA Data Monitoring Committee for both the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS) and Asset and Health Dynamics of the Oldest-Old (AHEAD). Smith has written a number of papers on the quality of asset data in both HRS and AHEAD and racial and ethnic differences in personal net worth, Social Security, and pension wealth. He is a member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID); and was the public representative appointed by the Governor on the California OSHA Board. He has twice received the National Institutes of Health MERIT Award, the most distinguished honor NIH grants to a researcher.
Phillip L. Swagel, University of Maryland
Phillip L. Swagel is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, where he teaches classes on international finance and the relationship between financial markets and the economy. He is also a non-resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
Mr. Swagel was Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Treasury Department from December 2006 to January 2009. In that position, he served as a member of the TARP investment committee and advised Secretary Paulson on all aspects of economic policy. Mr. Swagel previously worked at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the International Monetary Fund, and the Federal Reserve, and taught economics at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.
John B. Taylor, Stanford University
John B. Taylor is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. He is also the director of Stanford's Introductory Economics Center. Taylor has an active interest in public policy. He served as senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1976 to 1977, as a member of the Council from 1989 to 1991, as a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers from 1995 to 2001, and as Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs from 2001 to 2005. Among many awards, Taylor received the Bradley Prize for his economic research and policy achievements, the Adam Smith Award from the National Association for Business Economics, the Alexander Hamilton Award and the Treasury Distinguished Service Award for his policy contributions at the U.S. Treasury, and the Medal of the Republic of Uruguay for his work in resolving the 2002 financial crisis. He was awarded the Hoagland Prize and the Rhodes Prizes for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Taylor received a B.A. in economics summa cum laude from Princeton and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford. He won the 2012 Hayek Prize for his latest book, First Principles: Five Keys for Restoring America’s Prosperity.