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Honorary participants

Shmuel Zamir (Center for the Study of Rationality of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Shmuel Zamir — Fellow and co-founder of the Center for the Study of Rationality of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a Ph.D. degree n applied economics from the same university in 1971. Since 1974 he has been working at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Chief Editor of the “International Journal of Game Theory”, a member of the editorial boards of journals “Games and Economic Behavior”, “Journal of Mathematical Economics”.
Member of the Board of Game Theory Society, and the Econometric Society.

He has more than 80 articles in the high rating journals, in particular, such as “Econometrica”, “International Journal of Game Theory”, “American Economic Review”, etc.


Arye L. Hillman (Bar-Ilan University)

Arye L. Hillman was born in 1947 in the American zone of Germany. With some interludes, he has spent his professional life in Israel, at Bar-Ilan University. He studied in Australia at the University of Newcastle (1st class honors and the University Medal) and Macquarie University (Master in Economics with honors). His PhD studies were in the United States at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been invited to teach at various universities including the University of California in Los Angeles, Princeton University, Paris I (Sorbonne-Panthéon), Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, and the Australian National University.

Arye Hillman has published numerous scholarly papers. His book “Public Finance and Public Policy: Responsibilities and Limitations of Government”, published by Cambridge University Press (2nd edition 2009), has been translated into various languages (Russian, Chinese, Japanese 1st edition) and is widely used as a textbook for students.

He has been a consultant for and has participated in joint research with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. His research interests are political economy (the economic consequences of political decisions), recently with a focus on behavioral aspects that combine economics and psychology. He is the editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Political Economy published by Elsevier and is a recipient of the Max-Planck Prize for Scientific Research (joint with Heinrich W. Ursprung).


Raymond Duch (University of Oxford)

Raymond Duch is the University of Oxford Professor in Quantitative Political Science and a Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College.  Prior to assuming this position he was the Senator Don Henderson Scholar in Political Science at the University of Houston. He received his BA (Honours) from the University of Manitoba in Canada and his MA and PhD from the University of Rochester.  In addition, he has held visiting appointments at the Hoover Institute and the Graduate School of Management, Stanford University, The Institute for Social Research Oslo and the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung.  Professor Duch is currently Associate Editor of the American Journal of Political Science; recently served on the 2004 Planning Committee for the American National Election Studies; and was recently a member of the National Science Foundation Political Science Advisory Panel.

His major teaching and research interests are in the areas of quantitative methods, comparative political economy, public opinion research, and democratization. His articles have appeared in leading international scientific journals.

Professor Duch is widely recognized for this work on how the economy affects political behavior in democratic countries. These include “Heterogeneity in Perceptions of National Economic Conditions" American Journal of Political Science (December 2000); “A Developmental Model of Heterogeneous Economic Voting in New Democracies” American Political Science Review (2001)."  Professor Duch is the co-author of Voting in Context: How Political and Economic Institutions Condition the Economic Vote which will be published in 2007 as part of the Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions series by Cambridge University Press. At Oxford, Professor Duch is on the executive committee of the Centre for Research Methods in the Social Sciences (ReMiSS) and on the executive committee of ESRC Oxford Spring School in Quantitative Methods for Social Research the Spring Methods School.


Keun Lee (Center for Economic Catch-up, Seoul National University)

Keun Lee is the director of the Center for Economic Catch-up, and a professor of economics at the Seoul National University. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a consultant at the World Bank, lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and a research fellow at the East West Center, Hawaii.

His main research topic is economics of catch-up with focus on the role of business groups, corporate governance and growth, industrial policy, innovation and technology policy, and system transition, in context of Korea, China, and other Asian economies.

He is the managing editor of Seoul Journal of Economics, and one of the editors for Research Policy. He has been publishing in a variety of journals, such as Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and World Development. He serves in the editorial board for many journals, Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, Asian Economic Journal, China Economic Journal, Korean Studies, and Global Economic Review, and Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, Innovation and Development.


Marek Dabrowsky (CASE)

Marek Dabrowsky — Doctor of Economic Sciences;Professor and former Chairman of the Board of the CASE – The Center for Social and Economic Research in Warsaw (since November, 2011 is a Senior Research Fellow of the CASE) and Member of the Scientific Council of the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy in Moscow. Since the end of 1980s Marek Dabrowsky has been involved in policy research and advice in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Yemen. Dabrowsky is former First Deputy Minister of Finance (1989-1990), Member of Parliament (1991-1993) and Member of the Monetary Policy Council of the National Bank of Poland (1998-2004). Marek Dabrowsky is also a consultant to the World Bank and UNDP. Currently the sphere of his academic interests include the problems of macroeconomic policy, globalization, financial crises, political economy of transformation, European integration, European Neighborhood Policy and the role of international financial organizations.


Lucio Vinhas de Souza (Moody’s Investor Services)

Dr. Lúcio Vinhas de Souza is the Sovereign Chief Economist of Moody’s Investor Services, based in New York City, USA. Before that position, he was a Senior Economist at the World Bank’s Development Prospects Group in Washington, DC, where, among other things, he co-authored the “Global Economic Prospects” publication and coordinated the analysis and forecasting for developed economies and the Central Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States region.

Prior to that, Dr. Vinhas de Souza was the for several years Head of the Russia and Belarus Desk at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium and before that he was a Coordinator of Research Area at the renowned Kiel Institute for World Economics in Germany. He has also been a visiting researcher and visiting fellow at a number of institutions, including the Deutsche Bundesbank, the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics and the Central Bank of Estonia.

He is widely published in several languages (including Russia) in noteworthy economic journals and has organized and participated in numerous meetings, seminars and workshops. Dr. Vinhas de Souza holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Deepak Lal (University of California at Los Angeles)

Deepak Lal — James S. Coleman Professor of International Development Studies, University of California at Los Angeles, Professor Emeritus of Political Economy, University College London. Нe has been Lecturer in Oxford, University College, London and Professor of Political Economy, University of London. He was a full-time consultant to the Indian Planning Commission (1973-74), a visiting fellow at the Australian National University, 1978, and has served as a consultant to the ILO, UNCTAD, OECD, UNIDO, the World Bank, and the ministries of planning in Korea and Sri Lanka. He has been a member of the UK Shadow Chancellor’s Council of Economic Advisors since 2000, and a distinguished visiting fellow at the National Council for Economic Research, New Delhi, since 1999. He received the Italian Societa Libera’s International Freedom Prize for Economics in 2007. Since September 2008, he has been the President of the Mont Pelerin Society. Professor Lal is the author of numerous articles and books on economic development and public policy including three collection of essays: The Repressed Economy (1993), Against Dirigisme (1994) and Unfinished Business (1999).


Matthias Klaes (Centre for Economics and Management at Keele University) 

Matthias Klaes is Professor of Commerce and Head of the Centre for Economics and Management at Keele University (UK). Having studied at universities in Germany, Holland, France, Scotland, and England, he has a background in engineering, economics and management studies, as well as science studies. He has served as the first Director of the Stirling Centre for Economic Methodology (SCEME) and Managing editor of the Journal for Economic Methodology and is now a member of the executive board of the International Network for Economic Method.

Matthias Klaes publishes widely in economic and management methodology and new institutional and behavioral economics in leading professional journals and authoritative volumes: "The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd ed.» (2008), «A Companion to the History of Economic Thought» (2003); «The Cambridge Companion to Keynes» (2006). His book «Transaction Costs: A Conceptual History» (Cambridge University Press) and his textbook  «An Introduction to Behavioral Economics, 2nd ed.» (Palgrave Macmillan) are forthcoming in 2012.


Justin Yifu Lin (World Bank)

Justin Yifu Lin is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank, a position he has held since June 2008. In his current position, Mr. Lin guides the Bank’s intellectual leadership and plays a key role in shaping the economic research agenda of the institution.

Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Lin served for 15 years as Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University.

Mr. Lin received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986 and is the author of 18 books, including The China Miracle: Development Strategy and Economic Reform and Economic Development and Transition: Thought, Strategy, and Viability. He has published more than 100 articles in refereed international journals and collected volumes on history, development, and transition. In 2007, he gave the Marshall Lectures at Cambridge; and in 2011, the Simon Kuznets Lecture at Yale and the UNU Wider Annual Lecture in Mozambique, the first ever to be held in a developing country.


Kenneth J. Arrow (Stanford University)

Kenneth Joseph Arrow is an American economist and joint winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with John in 1972. To date, he is the youngest person to have received this award, at 51.

In economics, he is considered an important figure in post-World War II neo-classical economic theory. Many of his former graduate students have gone on to win the Nobel Memorial Prize themselves. Arrow's impact on the economics profession has been tremendous. For more than fifty years he has been one of the most influential of all practicing economists.

His most significant works are his contributions to social choice theory, notably "Arrow's impossibility theorem", and his work on general equilibrium analysis. He has also provided foundational work in many other areas of economics, including endogenous growth theory and the economics of information.

He is currently the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research, Emeritus at Stanford University. He is also a founding member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

He is a trustee of Economists for Peace and Security. He was a convening lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is also Editor of the Annual Review of Economics.

Five of his former students have gone on to become Nobel Prize winners. These include Eric Maskin, John Harsanyi, Michael Spence and Roger Myerson.


Claude d’Aspremont (Universite Catholique de Louvain)

Claude d’Aspremont is Professor at the Universite Catholique de Louvain.


Jacques Francois Thisse (Université catholique de Louvain)

Jacques-François Thisse, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the Regional Science Association International, is professor of economics at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and the Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées (France). His main fields of interest are in economic geography, industrial organization, international trade and public economics. He has published more than 150 papers in various scientific journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, International Economic Review, Management Science, Exploration in Economic History and Journal of Economic Geography. He held a full professorship at the Sorbonne (France) and has been visiting professor at INSEAD, University of Pennsylvania, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (USA), and Kyoto University (Japan). He is the co-author of Discrete Choice Theory of Product Differentiation (MIT Press), Economics of Agglomeration (Cambridge University Press) and Economic Geography (Princeton University Press). He was the program chairman of the European meeting of the Econometric Society held in 1992 in Brussels and has served on the board off several journals and scientific committees. He is the recipient of several scientific prizes and holds a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the universities of Paris and Montreal.


M. Harrison (University of Warwick)

Mark Harrison is a research fellow and a former national fellow (2008–2009) at the Hoover Institution. He is an economic historian and specialist in Soviet affairs, currently working on the Hoover Sino-Soviet Workshop led by Hoover research fellow Paul R. Gregory.

In addition to his Hoover appointment, Harrison is a professor of economics at the University of Warwick in England and a senior research fellow at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies of the University of Birmingham. He edits the Political Economy Research in Soviet Archives (PERSA) working papers. Harrison was one of the first Western economists to work in the Russian archives following the fall of Soviet communism. His work has brought new knowledge about the Russian and Soviet economy into mainstream economics and international economic history, especially through projects on the two world wars.

Harrison has written or edited a number of books including Guns and Rubles: the Defense Industry in the Stalinist State, published in 2008 in the Yale-Hoover series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War; The Economics of World War I (Cambridge University Press, 2005); andThe Economics of World War II (Cambridge, 1998). His articles have appeared in leading journals of comparative economics, economic history, and Russian studies. He received the Alec Nove Prize from the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies for his book Accounting for War: Soviet Production, Employment, and the Defence Burden, 1940-1945 (Cambridge, 1996).