The conference is led by high-profile experts: three keynote speakers, five contributing authors and six publishing workshop presenters. To read more about them, follow the links below.
Professor Sir David Hendry
David F. Hendry, Kt, is Professor of Economics, Fellow of Nuffield College, and Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. He was previously Professor of Econometrics, London School of Economics. He was Knighted in 2009; is an Honorary Vice-President and past President Royal Economic Society; Fellow, British Academy, Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Econometric Society; Foreign Honorary Member, American Economic Association and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received seven Honorary Doctorates as well as the Guy Medal in Bronze by the Royal Statistical Society. He is listed by the ISI as one of the world’s 200 most cited economists, and has published more than 200 papers and 25 books on econometric methods, theory, modelling, and history; numerical techniques; computing; empirical economics; and forecasting.
Professor Charles Noussair
Charles Noussair is a Professor of Economics at Tilburg University, specializing in experimental economics. He received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology. He previously held positions at Emory, Purdue and Erasmus Universities. He has published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, The Journal of Political Economy, The Economic Journal and the Journal of Finance. He is Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and at Judgment and Decision Making, and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Neuroscience, Economics, and Psychology, the Journal of Economic Studies, the Pacific Economic Review, the Journal of Prediction Markets, and Experimental Economics.
Watch his keynote on laboratory experiments.
Professor Tom Stanley
Dr. Tom Stanley is Bill and Connie Bowen Odyssey Professor of Economics at Hendrix College, USA. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and teaches Economics Research, Econometrics, History of Economic Thought and Management Science. He is the co-founder of MAER-Net (Meta-Analysis of Economics Research Network). He and Steve Jarrell published the first paper on meta-regression analysis in economics, “Meta-regression analysis: a quantitative method of literature surveys,” over twenty years ago, Journal of Economic Surveys, 1989. His 2001 Journal of Economic Perspectives paper, ‘Wheat from Chaff,’ has become the standard reference for researchers conducting meta-regression analysis in economics. For the past several years, Prof. Stanley has focused on the problem of publication selection bias and has developed several statistical approaches to this fundamental and multi-disciplinary research problem. Tom is also an avid mountain biker and has completed the legendary Leadville 100, “Race across the Sky,” in 10:35 and is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics.
- Professor James Alm
- Professor Richard Harris
- George MacKerron
- Dr. Alexander Mihailov
- Professor W. Kip Viscusi
Professor James Alm
James Alm is Chair of the Department of Economics at Tulane University. Previously, he was Regents Professor in the Department of Economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as Chair of the Department and Dean of the School. He has also taught at Syracuse University and at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his master’s degree in economics at the University of Chicago and his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His teaching and research are in the area of public economics. Much of his research has examined the responses of individuals and firms to taxation, in such areas as tax compliance, the tax treatment of the family, income reporting, tax reform, the line item veto, social security, housing, indexation, and tax and expenditure limitations. His work has been published in leading economics journals, and he is the author of nine books, including the just-published The Economics of Taxation. He has also worked extensively on fiscal and decentralization reforms overseas, including projects in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jamaica, Grenada, Turkey, Egypt, Hungary, China, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Uganda, Nigeria, India, Colombia, Nepal, Ukraine, Pakistan, and South Africa. He is currently Editor of Public Finance Review and an Associate Editor of Review of Economics of the Household and economics-ejournal.
Professor Richard Harris
Richard joined the University of Glasgow in October 2004 to take up the positions of Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Centre for Public Policy for Regions. He previously held professorial positions at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Portsmouth in the UK. He has also held positions at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, and the Queen’s University of Belfast. He holds degrees from Queen’s Belfast, Lancaster and Kent universities. He is currently an Associate Director of the Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE, and is a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde. To date, Richard has published 93 articles in international journals, 31 book chapters and other articles, and 6 books; since 2006 his personal contribution to research funding at Glasgow has been over £1.1 million (from ESRC and EU). His research interests cover the micro-analysis of firm/plant level productivity in the UK using panel data; differences in (UK) regional performance; evaluation of government industrial policy; and, relative performance of UK SMEs (including the performance of family-owned SMEs). In recent years he has undertaken work for: UK Trade & Investment, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, Low Pay Commission, Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly Government, and the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister/Department of Finance and Personnel/Department of Enterprise Technology and Innovation, Northern Ireland.
George MacKerron is a researcher at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). His research focuses on subjective wellbeing, sustainability and environmental quality, and non-market valuation. His methodological interests are in spatial analysis and visualisation, and survey and experimental techniques for mobile devices and the web. George is responsible for Mappiness, a spatial experience sampling project exploring links between immediate wellbeing and the immediate environment. He’s also contributing to the UK National Ecosystem Assessment as a member of the Economic Assessment of Cultural Benefits team.
Dr. Alexander Mihailov
Dr Alexander Mihailov is currently lecturer at the Department of Economics of the University of Reading and visiting lecturer at the Department of Economics of the University of Warwick. He has previously held positions at the University of Essex, the Créa Institute of Applied Macroeconomics of the University of Lausanne, the Research Department of the Bulgarian National Bank and visiting positions at the University of Lille 1, City University London and Sofia University. Dr Mihailov earned his MSc and PhD in Economics from the University of Lausanne. His research interests fall within the broad field of international macroeconomics and finance and monetary theory and policy, more recently shifting focus from shorter-run macro-policy analysis to longer-run macro-theory of preference evolution, institution design and socioeconomic dynamics. He has published, e.g., in International Journal of Finance and Economics, Journal of Economic Surveys, Open Economies Review, Review of International Economics, and has been awarded research funding, e.g., from the British Academy and the European Commission 6th Framework Programme. Dr Mihailov is completing, in co-authorship with Prof Leon-Ledesma at the University of Kent at Canterbury, an MSc-level textbook contracted with Oxford University Press with a preliminary title “Advanced International Macroeconomics and Finance”. He is a co-author of three books and several policy or consultancy papers, and a fellow of the €uro Area Business Cycle Network and the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Professor W. Kip Viscusi
W. Kip Viscusi is Vanderbilt’s first University Distinguished Professor, with primary appointments in the Department of Economics and the Owen Graduate School of Management as well as in the Law School. Professor Viscusi is the award-winning author of more than 20 books and 300 articles, most of which deal with different aspects of health and safety risks. His pathbreaking research has addressed a wide range of individual and societal responses to risk and uncertainty, including risky behaviors, government regulation, and tort liability. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on benefit-cost analysis. Professor Viscusi’s estimates of the value of risks to life and health are currently used throughout the Federal government. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the U.S. Department of Justice on issues pertaining to the valuation of life and health. In the Carter administration, he was Deputy Director of the Council of Wage and Price Stability, which was responsible for White House oversight over all new federal regulations. He has served on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for over a decade and is currently on the EPA Homeland Security Committee. Professor Viscusi is the founding editor of the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, now housed at Vanderbilt. Before joining the Vanderbilt faculty, Professor Viscusi was the Cogan Professor of Law and Economics and Director of the Program on Empirical Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. He has also been the Allen Professor of Economics at Duke University and Professor of Economics at Northwestern University.
Publishing Workshop Presenters
- Professor Mike Bradshaw
- Philip Carpenter
- Professor Anne-Wil Harzing
- Professor Greg Maney
- Professor Les Oxley
- Dr. Steve Tucker
Professor Mike Bradshaw
Mike Bradshaw is Professor of Human Geography at Leicester University. His research is organised around two major research themes: the political economy of the Russian oil and gas industry (this relates to the research theme on Spatial Politics and Change); and global energy dilemmas (this relates to the Environment, Society and Space theme). Both areas of research also contribute to the wider theme of Nature, Environment and Society. In one way or another, these two themes involve the inter-relationships between energy security, globalization, economic transformation, regional change, resource-based development, sustainable development and climate change. In recent years four projects have been completed and two are on going. He has also been involved in a number of ESRC funded seminars and a seminar series entitled the Geographies of Energy Transition has just been completed. This has formed the basis for the creation of a RGS-IBG Limited Life Working Group on Energy Geographies that will continue to promote geographical research on the energy system and the low carbon transition.
Philip Carpenter is Vice President and Managing Director, Social Sciences and Humanities, Wiley-Blackwell.
Professor Anne-Wil Harzing
Anne-Wil is Professor in International Management at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests include international HRM, expatriate management, HQ-subsidiary relationships, transfer of HRM practices, the role of language in international business, the international research process, and the quality & impact of academic re-search. In addition to her substantive research areas, Anne-Wil also has a keen interest in issues relating to journal quality and research performance metrics. In this context she is the editor of the Journal Quality List, the provider of Publish or Perish, a software program that retrieves and analyses academic citations, and the author of “The Publish or Perish Book: Your guide to effective and responsible citation analysis”. Anne-Wil has published or presented more than 150 books, book chapters, and academic papers about these topics in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Organization Studies, Strategic Management Journal, The Academy of Management Learning & Education, European Journal of Information Systems, and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. As of July 2011, the books and articles listed here have been cited more than 1200 times in journals listed in the (Social) Science Citation Index and more than 3100 times in Google Scholar.
Professor Greg Maney
Gregory Maney is Associate Professor of Sociology at Hofstra University. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. Professor Maney’s research draws upon a range of methodologies to examine social movements and ethnic group relations. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles, which have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, International Journal of Conflict Management, Journal of Peace Research, Mobilization, Peace Review, Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change, Social Problems, Sociological Perspectives, and Sociological Methods and Research.
Professor Les Oxley
Les Oxley FRSNZ, FMSSANZ, FIEMSS is Professor in Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Adjunct Professor, School of Economics and Finance, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. He is also an Affiliate, Motu, Wellington, New Zealand and Research Associate, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), ANU, Australia. Les is one of the founding Editors, and currently Managing Editor, of the Journal of Economic Surveys (Wiley-Blackwell), Senior Editor, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier) and is on the editorial boards of several international journals, including Environmental Modelling and Software (Elsevier) . His research interests include: modelling and testing theories of economic growth; financial econometrics; the knowledge economy/society; intellectual property; energy economics and cliometrics. For his contributions, he was elected Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) in November 2004, following the award of Elected Fellow, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, (FMSSANZ), in August 2000. He received the Biennial Medal, (Socio-economic Systems) from the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) in 2006.
Dr. Steve Tucker
Dr. Tucker is the founder and Director of the New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory (NZEEL), which is a state-of-the-art, unique to NZ experimental economic research facility. Dr. Tucker received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2002 and following that he has been based in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Canterbury. Dr. Tucker uses experimental economic methods to study research questions in a range of fields in economics such as industrial organization, financial economics, and macroeconomics. Tucker’s research has dealt with a wide range of topics, e.g., explored factors that mitigate asset market bubble formation and studied mechanisms to provide public goods through voluntary contributions, to provide debt relief to developing countries, and to allocate foreign aid to address weakest-link international public goods. He has published in high-quality economics journals and his work has been influential in the field. For example, his paper “Monetary and Non-Monetary Punishment in the Voluntary Contributions Mechanism” published in the American Economics Review, a leading journals in economics, has received more than 100 citations as counted via Web of Science. Dr. Tucker is currently serving on the editorial board of the New Zealand Economics Papers. He has held visiting positions at Purdue University and was a visiting fellow at City University, Hong Kong.