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Professor of Economics

University College London

Director of Centre and Research of Analysis and Migration (CReAM)

Christian Dustmann is Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL) and the founding Director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM). He is the current President of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) and has been President of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) and the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE). Professor Dustmann is an elected Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea), and the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE). In 2020 he was awarded the 2020 Carl-Friedrich-von-Weizsäcker-Prize by the German National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Dustmann is a highly respected scientist and leading labour economist working in areas such as migration, the economics of education, the economics of crime, social networks, technology, income mobility, wage dynamics and inequality. He held visiting professor positions at Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. Professor Dustmann’s work has appeared in leading academic journals and he was ranked #1 in the 2019 Handelsblatt economists ranking among research-intensive economists from German-speaking countries and German-speaking economists abroad. He regularly advises government bodies, international organizations, and the media on current policy issues.


Henry Lee Professor of Economics

Harvard University

Claudia Goldin is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and was the director of the NBER’s Development of the American Economy program from 1989 to 2017. She recently became co-director of the NBER's Gender in the Economy Study Group.

Goldin is an economic historian and a labor economist. Her research covers a wide range of topics, including the female labor force, the gender gap in earnings, income inequality, technological change, education, and immigration. Most of her research interprets the present through the lens of the past and explores the origins of current issues of concern. She recently completed a project and an edited volume on the increase of women’s employment in their mature and older years. She has just finalized Journey Across a Century of Women: The Quest for Career and Family (Princeton University Press, forthcoming), a book on college women’s aspirations for and achievement of career and family during the past century.

Goldin was the president of the American Economic Association in 2013 and was president of the Economic History Association in 1999/2000. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE), the Econometric Society, and the Cliometric Society. She received the IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2016 and in 2009 SOLE awarded Goldin the Mincer Prize for life-time contributions to the field of labor economics. She received the 2019 BBVA Frontiers in Knowledge award and the 2020 Nemmers award, both in economics. From 1984 to 1988 she was editor of the Journal of Economic History and is currently an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and a member of various editorial boards.  She is the recipient of several teaching awards. Goldin received her B.A. from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.





Xiaokai Yang Chair of Business and Economics, Monash University

Sascha O. Becker is Xiaokai Yang Chair of Business and Economics at Monash University, Melbourne, and part-time Professor at the University of Warwick, England. Previously, he held positions at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich and at the University of Stirling, Scotland.He studied Economics at the Universities of Bonn, Germany, and at the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE) in Paris, France. He obtained his Ph.D. at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence in 2001. In Spring 2000, he was a visiting scholar at the Center for Labor Economics at the University of California in Berkeley (UCB). In 2006, he spent 7 months at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). During 2014/15 and 2018 he was a Visiting Professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management.His research has appeared in international journals, including the American Sociological Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the American Economic Review.


Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

Patrick Kline is a Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  His research focuses on the determinants of wage inequality and the effectiveness of public policies designed to combat inequality.  Dr. Kline is a foreign editor of the Review of Economic Studies and serves as associate editor at the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, and the American Economic Journal: Applied.  Dr. Kline is a leading expert on the economics of imperfectly competitive labor markets, place-based policies, and program evaluation methods. In 2018 he was awarded the Sherwin Rosen Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of labor economics.


Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Sandra E. Black is Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She received her B.A. from UC Berkeley and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.  Since that time, she worked as an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and an Assistant, Associate, and ultimately Professor in the Department of Economics at UCLA, and held the Audre and Bernard Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin before arriving at Columbia University. She is currently an Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and was previously a Co-Editor and Editor of the Journal of Human Resources.  Dr. Black is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Director of the NBER Study Group on Economic Mobility. She served as a Member of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from August 2015-January 2017. Her research focuses on the role of early life experiences on the long-run outcomes of children, as well as issues of gender and discrimination.

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Wei Lun Distinguished Professor of Economics, Zhejiang University

Junsen Zhang is currently Distinguished University Professor in the School of Economics at Zhejiang University. Prior to that, he was Wei Lun Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been Co-Editor of the Journal of Human Resources since February 2019. His research (both theoretical and empirical) has focused on the economics of family behaviour, including fertility, marriage, education, intergenerational transfers, marital transfers, gender bias, and old-age support etc. He also works on family-related macro issues, such as ageing, social security, and economic growth. Using many data sets from different countries (regions), either micro or macro, he has studied economic issues in Canada, the US, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as Mainland China. Most of his recent research has been on the economics of the family using Chinese data.

He has published over 100 papers in major refereed international journals. Many of them were published in leading economics journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, AEJ:Policy,Economic Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics and International Economic Review, or in leading field journals such as Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Journal of International Economics. He has been Co-Editor of the Journal of Human Resources since February 2019.

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