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Antonio Andreoni

Senior Lecturer in Economics, SOAS, University of London

Antonio Andreoni (PhD, Cambridge) is Senior Lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London, Research Director of the Anti-Corruption Evidence (SOAS ACE) Research Consortium funded by DFID, and Co-lead of the "Governing Financialisation, Innovation and Productivity in UK Manufacturing" (GOFINPRO) Research Programme funded by Gatsby Foundation. He is also member of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Columbia University, and visiting associate professor at the University of Johannesburg. His research focuses on different dynamics of value creation (focusing on productive organisations, industrial ecosystems and institutional change) and value capture (focusing on corruption in developing countries and financialisation of modern corporations). He is the lead-editor with Ha-Joon Chang of the dpecial issues "The Dynamics of Industrial and Economic Renewal in Mature Economies" for Cambridge Journal of Economics (2018) and "Frontiers of Industrial Policy" for Structural Change and Economic Dynamics (2019). For over a decade, Antonio advised international organisations including UNIDO, UNCTAD, UNDP, ILO, UNU-WIDER, World Bank, OECD, and DFID, as well as government agencies such as the UK Government Office for Science. He is currently a member of the Expert Panel of the UK Government Business Integrity Initiative. Antonio is a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.


Benito Arruñada

Professor of Business Organization, Pompeu Fabra University

Benito Arruñada is Professor of Business Organization in the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. Before joining Pompeu Fabra and after graduating from the universities of Oviedo and Rochester, he held positions at the universities of Oviedo and León, and was John M. Olin Visiting Scholar in Law and Economics at Harvard Law School. He has also taught at the Universities of Paris (I and X), Frankfurt, Autónoma de Madrid, and Pablo de Olavide in Seville.


Jay Barney

Chair, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Jay Barney is a Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and the Pierre Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. He previously served as a professor of management and held the Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy at the Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business.

His research focuses on the relationship between costly-to-copy firm skills and capabilities and sustained competitive advantage. He has also done research on the actions entrepreneurs take to form the opportunities they try to exploit.

He has served as an officer of both the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society and has served as an associate editor at the Journal of Management, senior editor for Organization Science, and co-editor at the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. His work has been published in numerous leading outlets, including the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Management Science, and is among the most cited work in the fields of strategic management and entrepreneurship.

Christopher J. Berry

is Professor (Emeritus) of Political Theory and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Among his  many works are the co-edited volume The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith (Oxford UP 2013), The Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment (Edinburgh UP 2013, Japanese translation 2017, Chinese translation 2018), Social Theory of the Scottish Enlightenment (Edinburgh UP 1997, Chinese translation 2013), The Idea of Luxury (Cambridge UP, 1994 Chinese translation 2005).  His most recent publications (2018) are Essays on Hume, Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment (Edinburgh UP), a selection from his past work with new pieces, and the Very Short Introduction to Adam Smith (Oxford UP). He has given an invited series of lectures and keynotes in Japan and China on several occasions as well as in Brazil, Chile, Europe and the US. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland’s ‘National Academy’), of which Adam Smith was a founder member.

Colin Blaydon

Dean Emeritus and Buchanan Professor Emeritus, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Colin Campbell Blaydon is the Dean Emeritus and the William and Josephine Buchanan Professor of Management Emeritus at the Tuck School. He was the founder of the Tuck Centers for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship and taught the course Private Equity Finance. Before Dartmouth, he was Vice Provost and Professor at Duke University holding joint faculty appointments in the Schools of Public Policy and Business. He began his academic career at the Harvard Business School, after military service on the staff of the Secretary of Defense. He went on leave from HBS when he was appointed Director of the Presidential Management and Special Studies Division of the Office of Management and Budget.

 His interest has been in Governance and Decision Making for enterprises in Private Equity and Venture Capital. He has served as a limited partner, a general partner, and an advisory board member for several investment firms and as a consultant and executive officer of their portfolio companies. He frequently testifies as an expert in Private Equity disputes in court cases and private arbitrations in domestic and international tribunals involving public and private independent funds, corporate funds, and sovereign wealth funds 


Harry Broadman

Senior Fellow, International Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Harry Broadman is a member of the international economics faculty at Johns Hopkins University and also a Managing Director and the Chair of the Emerging Markets Practice at BRG. He serves on several corporate boards; writes monthly global business columns for Forbes and Gulf News; and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bretton Woods Committee. Much of Broadman’s career has focused on corporate restructuring, sovereign finance, and executing transactions in emerging markets, where he’s worked on-the-ground in more than eighty countries spanning five continents. He founded PwC’s Emerging Markets Business Growth Management Consulting Practice and also served as PwC’s Chief Economist. Previously, he was in international private equity; a senior World Bank official in China, Russia/CIS, the Balkans and Africa; and at Albright Stonebridge, a consulting firm chaired by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In the US government, Broadman has served as US Assistant Trade Representative, negotiating the establishment of the WTO and NAFTA, and also served as a member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS). Earlier, he was Chief of Staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and Chief Economist of a US Senate committee. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the Harvard University faculty; at the RAND Corporation; Resources for the Future, Inc.; and the Brookings Institution.


Gordon Brown

UN Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Gordon served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010 and is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression through his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit. He was one of the first leaders during the global crisis to initiate calls for global financial action, while introducing a range of rescue measures in the UK. In April 2009, he hosted the G20 Summit in London where world leaders committed to make an additional $1.1 trillion available to help the world economy through the crisis and restore credit, growth and jobs. They also pledged to strengthen financial supervision and regulation.

Previously, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007, making him the longest-serving Chancellor in modern history. During ten years at the Treasury, Gordon masterminded many of Labour’s proudest achievements, including the Minimum Wage, Sure Start, the Winter Fuel Allowance, the Child Trust Fund, the Child Tax Credit, and paid paternity leave. His record on global justice includes his negotiation of debt cancellation for the world’s poorest nations and the tripling of the budget for life-saving aid. His time as Chancellor was also marked by major reform of Britain’s monetary and fiscal policy as well as the sustained investment in health, education and overseas aid.

Gordon served as the Labour Member of Parliament for Dunfermline East (1983–2005), and for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (2005–2015) in his home area of Fife in Scotland. He was elected as Leader of the Labour Party, serving from 2007 to 2010. His roles in parliament and government have continued to shape his views on the importance of education as a fundamental right of every child in the world and the key to unlocking better health, greater social stability, more rights and opportunities for women and a higher standard of living. He is a passionate advocate for global action to ensure education for all. In his role as UN Special Envoy for Global Education, he works closely with key partners to help galvanise support for the new International Financing Facility for Education that proposes a groundbreaking way to finance education for every child. He is chair of the High-Level Steering Group for the Education Cannot Wait fund for education in emergencies, chair of the Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict, and chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity. He also serves as chair of the advisory board for the Catalyst Trust for Universal Education and is an advisor to the board of the Graça Machel Trust.

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Marie Carpenter

Professor of Strategy, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School

Marie Carpenter is an Associate Professor in strategy at Institut Mines-Telecom Business School in France. She conducts firm-level analysis and sectoral studies to understand innovation processes in high-tech industries. She has been studying the telecommunications industry for two decades and has also conducted research on the video games, pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries.

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Brian Cheffins

S.J. Berwin Professor of Corporate Law, Cambridge University

Professor Brian Cheffins has since 1998 been the S.J. Berwin Professor of Corporate Law at Cambridge University, Trinity Hall. He is currently Chair of the Cambridge Law Faculty.

Professor Cheffins began his academic career at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law, where he taught from 1986 to 1997. He has held visiting appointments at Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Western Ontario. He was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2002, was awarded a Leverhulme senior research fellowship in 2015, and is a fellow of the British Academy and the European Corporate Governance Institute. He is the author of Company Law: Theory, Structure and Operation (1997), The Trajectory of (Corporate Law) Scholarship (2004), Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed (2008), and The Public Company Transformed (2018); and is the editor of The Modern History of US Corporate Governance (2011). Professor Cheffins has also written numerous articles on corporate law, corporate governance, and business history.

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Brad Cornell

Emeritus Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Bradford Cornell is an emeritus Professor of Financial Economics at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He has published more than 125 articles on a wide variety of topics in applied finance, particularly empirical analysis of asset pricing models. He is also the author of Corporate Valuation: Tools for Effective Appraisal and Decision Making, published by Business One Irwin, The Equity Risk Premium and the Long-Run Future of the Stock Market, published by John Wiley and Conceptual Foundations of Investing published by John Wiley. He is a past Director and Vice-President of the Western Finance Association and a past Director of the American Finance Association.

As a consultant, Professor Cornell has provided testimony and expert analysis in some of the largest and most widely publicized finance related cases in the United States. Among his clients are: AT&T, Berkshire Hathaway, Bristol-Myers, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Merck, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Orange County CA, Price Waterhouse, Verizon, Walt Disney, and various agencies of the US government. He is also a senior advisor to Rayliant Global Investors and to the Cornell Capital Group, providing advice on fundamental investment valuation.

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Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild

CEO, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism and E.L. Rothschild LLC

Lady de Rothschild is the Founder and CEO of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, a charity devoted to advancing economic and social inclusion. She also has been the Chief Executive of E.L. Rothschild LLC, a private investment company, since June 2002.

E.L. Rothschild invests in media, asset management, luxury consumer goods and real estate worldwide. Holdings include The Economist Group (UK), Bronfman/E L Rothschild (US), R Chocolate London, real estate and financial instruments. Lady de Rothschild is currently a member of the board of directors of The Estee Lauder Companies (and chair of the Nominating and Board Affairs Committee), serving since December 2000, and was a board member of The Economist Newspaper Limited (member of the Audit Committee) from October 2002 to 2017. She is a member of the board of the Peterson Institute for International Economics (and the Executive Committee), the McCain Institute for International Leadership, and the ERANDA Rothschild Foundation (de Rothschild family foundation).

In addition to being a keynote speaker at various public events (CNBC, Bloomberg), Lady de Rothschild has been a featured speaker for the United Nations, the World Bank, Conference of Montreal, the OECD, the British Academy, The Economist’s World In series, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, Tsinghua and Peking University, and the Royal Society of the United Services. Her opinion pieces have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and The Daily Beast. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In October 2007, Lady de Rothschild was awarded the Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana. She graduated magna cum laude and Beta Kappa from Pomona College in Claremont, California (1976) and from Columbia University School of Law, New York City (1980) with a juris doctor with honors.


Steve Denning

Senior Contributor, Forbes; Author of The Age of Agile

Steve Denning is the author of eight business books, including The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done (HarperCollins, 2018), which was selected by the Financial Times as one the “best business books of 2018.” He has written over thirty articles for the management journal, Strategy & Leadership. He has also written over eight hundred articles as a senior contributor on with around twenty million pageviews. His most recent Forbes article is "Reshaping Capitalism."

Steve is the former program director, Knowledge Management, at the World Bank. He now works with organizations in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia on leadership, innovation, business agility, and organizational storytelling. Steve’s innovative work with clients that include many Fortune 500 companies has been recognized world-wide. He also leads the SD Learning Consortium, a group of major private-sector firms sharing knowledge about the Agile transformation journey. 

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Barry Eichengreen

George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley

Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London, England). In 1997–1998 he was Senior Policy Advisor at the International Monetary Fund. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (class of 1997).

Professor Eichengreen is the convener of the Bellagio Group of academics and economic officials. He has held Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and has been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Palo Alto) and the Institute for Advanced Study (Berlin). He is a regular monthly columnist for Project Syndicate.

His most recent books are The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era (Oxford University Press, 2018); How Global Currencies Work: Past, Present, and Future, with Livia Chitu and Arnaud Mehl (November 2017); The Korean Economy: From a Miraculous Past to a Sustainable Future, with Wonhyuk Lim, Yung Chul Park and Dwight H. Perkins (March 2015); Renminbi Internationalization: Achievements, Prospects, and Challenges, with Masahiro Kawai (February 2015); Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History (January 2015); From Miracle to Maturity: The Growth of the Korean Economy, with Dwight H. Perkins and Kwanho Shin (2012); and Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System (2011), which was shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2011.

Professor Eichengreen was awarded the Economic History Association's Jonathan R.T. Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2002 and the University of California at Berkeley Social Science Division's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004. He is the recipient of a doctor honoris causa from the American University in Paris, and was the 2010 recipient of the Schumpeter Prize from the International Schumpeter Society. He was named one of Foreign Policy magazine 's 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2011. He is a past president of the Economic History Association (2010–2011 academic year).

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George Feiger

Executive Dean, Aston Business School, Birmingham (UK)

George Feiger brings a wealth of experience to Aston Business School (ABS), with the goal of delivering its 2020 strategy: to be at the forefront of world-class research, to engage with enterprise—locally and globally—and to be the best business school in the world for employability and social mobility.

Before joining ABS in June 2013, George was the chief executive of a $3.4 billion wealth management company in the United States. His private-sector roles have included head of Strategic Planning at Bank of America’s world banking division, senior partner at McKinsey and Co, global head of Investment Banking for SBC Warburg, andgGlobal head of Onshore Private Banking at UBS.

His academic credentials include appointments as associate professor of finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and lecturer in economics at Harvard. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Berkeley Centre for Law, Business and Economics. As a student, he gained an undergraduate degree from Monash in Australia, a PhD from Harvard, and a Fulbright Fellowship.


Niall Ferguson

Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford, and Center for European Studies, Harvard

Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard, where he served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of fifteen books, including The Pity of War, The House of Rothschild, Empire, Civilization, and Kissinger, 1923–1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize. He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. His many other prizes include the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012), and Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013). In addition to writing a weekly column for the Sunday Times (London) and the Boston Globe, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, an advisory firm. He also serves on the board of Affiliated Managers Group. His new book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the US in January 2018. A new and updated edition of his book The Ascent of Money has just been published.


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Bruce Guile

President, New Advisory Group

Bruce Guile is the president of The New Advisory Group, Inc. He served as director of programs for the US National Academy of Engineering from 1986 until 1996, when he joined in founding the Washington Advisory Group, an R&D policy, strategy, and management consulting firm.

He served continuously as managing director or president of the Washington Advisory Group from its founding, through its acquisition by LECG, and until the enterprise was dissolved in 2011. The New Advisory Group, founded shortly thereafter, works with clients to leverage global knowledge networks, research, and innovation for civic, commercial, or higher educational missions.

Dr. Guile earned a BA, with honors, in English literature and computer science from Heidelberg College in 1977; a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Michigan in 1979; and a PhD in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987.


Ann Harrison

Dean, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Ann E. Harrison became the fifteenth dean of the Haas School of Business on January 1, 2019. A renowned economist, she has dedicated her career to creating inclusive and sustainable policies in development economics, international trade, and global labor markets.

Harrison came to Haas from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was a professor of multinational management and business economics and public policy. Before joining Wharton in 2012, she was the director of development policy at the World Bank, where she co-managed a team of three hundred researchers and staff.

Harrison has deep Berkeley roots. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley with a double major in economics and history. She also served as a professor of Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics from 2001 to 2011.

Harrison is one of the most highly cited scholars globally on foreign investment and multinational firms. She is the author of dozens of journal articles and the editor of three books, including Globalization and Poverty and The Factory-Free Economy: Outsourcing, Servitization, and the Future of Industry. In 2017, Harrison and her coauthors were awarded the prestigious Sun Yefang Prize by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The prize, given every two years, is considered one of China’s most prestigious honors in economics.


Thomas Hazlett

Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Clemson University

Thomas W. Hazlett is the Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics at Clemson University, and previously served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission. He has been a columnist for Reason Magazine and the Financial Times. His most recent book is The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone (Yale, 2017).

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Harold James

Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies at Princeton University; Professor of History and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School; and Director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

Harold James studies economic and financial history, business history, and modern European history. After graduating from Cambridge University, he was a Fellow of Peterhouse for eight years before joining Princeton University in 1986; and has also taught in the European University Institute, Florence, Geneva, Oslo, and St. Gallen. He writes a monthly column for Project Syndicate and publishes regularly in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and Financial Times. His books include a study of the interwar depression in Germany, The German Slump (1986); International Monetary Cooperation Since Bretton Woods (1996); The End of Globalization (2001), which is available in eight languages; The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle (2009); and Making the European Monetary Union (2012). He is currently working on a history of the Bank of England, and is also the official historian of the International Monetary Fund. In 2004, he was awarded the Helmut Schmidt Prize for Economic History; and in 2005, he received the Ludwig Erhard Prize for writing about economics.


John Kay

Fellow in Economics, St John’s College, Oxford

John Kay is an economist whose career has spanned the academic world, business and finance, and public affairs. He has held chairs at the London Business School, University of Oxford, and London School of Economics and is a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, where he began his academic career in 1970. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

John is a director of several public companies and a contributing editor of the Financial Times. He chaired the Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision-Making, which reported to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in July 2012. He is the author of many books, including The Truth about Markets (2003), The Long and the Short of It (2009, new revised edition 2016), and Obliquity (2010). His latest book, Other People’s Money, was published by Profile Books and (in North America) by PublicAffairs in September 2015, and was a book of the year for Bloomberg, The Economist, and the Financial Times, winner of the Saltire Literary Prize for non-fiction, and short-listed for the Orwell Prize for political writing. His next book, Radical Uncertainty, jointly written with Mervyn King, will be published in March 2020.

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Neil Kay

Professorial Fellow at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University; Emeritus Professor, Economics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Neil Kay is Professorial Fellow at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh; and Emeritus Professor, Economics Department , Strathclyde University, Glasgow. He has published six books and numerous articles on the economics of innovation and corporate strategy. He has held several visiting professorships, including at the University of California, Irvine; the University of Queensland, Australia; and the European University, Florence, Italy. More recently, he was visiting scholar at the Institute for Business Innovation, University of California, Berkeley, where he co-edited a two-volume set of readings, The Evolution of the Theory of the Firm, with David Teece, publication by Edward Elgar scheduled for September 2019.


Peter G. Klein

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University

Peter G. Klein is W. W. Caruth Chair and Professor at Baylor University’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation. He is also Director of Baylor’s PhD. Program in Entrepreneurship and Faculty Director of the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. He holds positions as Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Management at the Norwegian School of Economics and as Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Institute. He is an associate editor for the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and this year’s program chair of the Academy of Management's Entrepreneurship Division. He was previously a senior economist at the US Council of Economic Advisers. His research focuses on the links between entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization, with application to innovation, diversification, science policy, healthcare, and public policy. His 2012 book Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment (with Nicolai Foss, Cambridge University Press) won the 2014 Foundation for Economic Education Best Book Prize. Klein holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.


William Lazonick

Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Cofounder and President of Academic-Industry Research Network

William Lazonick, UMass Emeritus Professor of Economics, is President of the Academic-Industry Research Network, an Open Society Fellow, and a Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Fellow. Previously, Lazonick was Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Professor of Economics at Barnard College of Columbia University, and Distinguished Research Professor at INSEAD in France. He has professorial affiliations with SOAS, University of London and Institut Mines-Télécom in Paris. Lazonick earned a B.Com. (Commerce and Finance) at the University of Toronto; M.Sc. (Economics) at London School of Economics; and Ph.D. (Economics) at Harvard University. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by Uppsala University and the University of Ljubljana.

 Lazonick’s research focuses on the social conditions of innovation, socioeconomic mobility, employment opportunity, income distribution, and economic development in advanced and emerging economies. His book Sustainable Prosperity in the New Economy? Business Organization and High-Tech Employment in the United States (Upjohn Institute 2009) won the 2010 Schumpeter Prize. His article, “Innovative Business Models and Varieties of Capitalism,” won the Henrietta Larson Award from Harvard Business School for best article in Business History Review in 2010 (he had previously won this prize in 1983). He received the HBR McKinsey Award for outstanding article in Harvard Business Review in 2014 for “Profits Without Prosperity: Stock Buybacks Manipulate the Market and Leave Most Americans Worse Off.” The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Gatsby Foundation, European Commission, Ford Foundation have funded his recent research on innovation, financialization, and development. Much of his research and opinion pieces are can be found at


Arie Lewin

Professor Emeritus in Strategy and International Business, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

Arie Y. Lewin is Professor Emeritus of Strategy and International Business at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. He is elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business. The Organization Management and Theory division of the Academy of Management awarded Professor Lewin the first Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award at the 2008 Annual Meeting. Professor Lewin was visiting research professor at IESE (2005–2008) and RSM Erasmus University (1998–), where he is also ERIM Senior Fellow. He is the editor-in-chief of Management and Organization Review (MOR). He was editor-in-chief (2002–2007) of Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS); founding editor-in-chief of Organization Science (1989–1998); and the convener of the acclaimed Organization Science Winter Conference (1994–2008.).

Professor Lewin’s research interests center on strategic renewal of organizations encompassing studies of adaptation and selection as co-evolutionary systems, emergence of new organizational forms, and adaptive capabilities that distinguish between innovating and imitating organizations. He is the lead PI for the multiyear international Offshoring Research Network (ORN) project, which focuses on companies in transition to globalizing their organizations, business functions, processes, and services by tracking firm strategies, experiences, and future plans related to global delivery of all business functions and administrative and technical work. Current research focuses on the globalization of innovation.


Franco MalerBA

Professor of Applied Economics, Bocconi University, Milan

Franco Malerba (PhD in economics, Yale University) is Professor of Applied Economics at Bocconi University, and Visiting Research Professor at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He is Editor of the journal Industrial and Corporate Change and Advisory Editor of the journal Research Policy. He has been president of the International Schumpeter Society, EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics), and ICRIOS-Bocconi University. He has won the Schumpeter Price for the book Innovation and the evolution of industries with R. Nelson, L. Orsenigo, and S. Winter (Cambridge University Press).


Heather McGregor

Executive Dean, Edinburgh Business School

Professor Heather McGregor is the Executive Dean of the Edinburgh Business School, the graduate school of business of Heriot Watt University. She is also the principal shareholder and non-executive chairman of the executive search firm Taylor Bennett. She is also the founder of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which works to promote diversity in the communications industry. In addition, Professor McGregor is a non-executive director of two public companies.

Professor McGregor has a PhD from the University of Hong Kong in structured finance and is an experienced writer and broadcaster, including writing for the Financial Times for seventeen years. She is also a founding member of the steering committee of the 30% Club, which is working to raise the representation of women at senior levels within the UK’s publicly listed companies.

In June 2015, Professor McGregor was made a commander of the British Empire for her services to diversity and employment. In February 2017, she was appointed by the UK Government to be a member of the Honours Committee for the Economy.


Mathilde Mesnard

Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

Mathilde Mesnard is Deputy Director of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the OECD since November 2016. In this capacity, sheprovides intellectual leadership to the directorate across the different policy areas (anti-corruption, corporate governance, competition, financial markets, international investment, insurance, and private pensions) and supports the coordination and management of its programme of work and its committees.

Ms. Mesnard has extensive experience in the OECD, having been the coordinator of the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) Initiative since 2013. In this position, she supported the development of thirty innovative projects across the organisation, promoting new approaches and outlining research directions. She led a seminar series on NAEC and contributed to increased collaboration across different work streams. She developed a synthesis report with policy recommendations and directions for in-house analytical improvements.


Mary Morgan

Albert O. Hirschman Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics, London School of Economics

Professor Mary S. Morgan is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Following work at Citibank and the Bank of England, she became an academic specialising in the history, philosophy, and sociology of economics and statistics—with special interests in economic models, measurements, experiments, observations, and facts.  Her most recent book about economics is The World in the Model: How Economists Work and Think (2012). Her current research interests are concerned with, first, the design of measurement systems for capturing complex wholes such as the macroeconomy or economic development; and second, the performativity of economics (that is, the ways in which economic ideas have mediated, through policy, technologies to reshape economies on the ground).

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Adam Mossoff

Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in the US. He has published extensively on the theory and history of why patents and other intellectual property rights are private property rights, as this incentivizes innovation and makes possible the licensing and sale of new products and services in growing innovation economies. His research has been relied on by the US Supreme Court and by federal agencies in the US government. He has testified numerous times before the US Senate and the US House of Representatives on proposed patent legislation, and he has been invited to speak on his research at the US Patent and Trademark Office, US Federal Trade Commission, US Department of Justice, National Academy of Sciences, and Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC. His writings on patent policy have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, The Hill, Politico, and in other media outlets. He is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, the Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee of ANSI, and the Academic Advisory Committee of the Copyright Alliance. He has served as past chair and vice-chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA, and remains a member in good standing.

Professor Mossoff graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a research assistant to Richard A. Epstein and received a Bradley Governance Fellowship. Following law school, he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law, and he clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before coming to Scalia Law, he taught at Michigan State University College of Law, the University of San Diego School of Law, and Washington & Lee University School of Law. He holds an MA in philosophy, specializing in legal and political philosophy, from Columbia University and a BA with high distinction and high honors in philosophy from the University of Michigan.

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Gary Pisano

Harry E. Figgie Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Harvard Business School

Gary Pisano is the Harry Figgie Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the Harvard Business School. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1988 after completing a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. Over the course of his career, Pisano has explored how organizations innovate, learn, compete, and grow. His research and consulting experience has spanned a broad range of industries including aerospace, automobiles, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, specialty chemicals, and web services. He has published over one hundred scholarly articles and case studies on technology and operations strategy, competitive strategy, intellectual property, the management of innovation, organizational learning, commercializing science, business model design and innovation, global competitiveness, and corporate growth.  His latest book, Creative Construction: The DNA of Sustained Innovation (January 2019, Public Affairs), examines how larger enterprises can leverage scale to become transformational innovators. Pisano serves as an advisor to senior leaders at leading companies around the world and has been a director of both public and private company boards. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Axcella Health and Celixir.


Jeffrey A. Rosen

Deputy Chairman, Lazard

Jeffrey Rosen has been engaged in international investment banking since 1972. He has advised leading corporations in the United States, Europe, and Asia on mergers and acquisitions and related corporate finance issues. Prior to joining Lazard in 2002, Mr. Rosen was a Managing Director of Wasserstein Perella (of which he was a founder in 1988) and Chairman of Wasserstein Perella International. Prior to Wasserstein Perella, he was a Managing Director of The First Boston Corporation, which followed a period in London as a Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston Limited. He began his career with White, Weld & Co. Incorporated.

Mr. Rosen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the president of the board of trustees of the International Center of Photography. He also is a trustee of The American Academy in Berlin. He is a non-executive director of WPP plc. Mr. Rosen is a graduate of Yale College (BA, 1969) and Harvard Business School with distinction (MBA, 1972). He is married with two children and lives in New York City.

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Don Rosenberg

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm

Donald J. Rosenberg is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Qualcomm Incorporated and is a member of the Executive Committee. As chief legal officer, he is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm’s worldwide legal affairs. In addition, Qualcomm’s Global Government Affairs and Corporate Compliance departments report to him. Mr. Rosenberg previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Apple, Inc. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at IBM Corporation. Mr. Rosenberg has extensive experience in corporate governance, compliance, law department management, litigation, securities regulation, intellectual property, and competition issues. He has regularly engaged with high-ranking officials worldwide on significant policy issues, with a particular focus on Asia and the European Union.

Mr. Rosenberg is a board member of NuVasive, Inc., where he currently serves as lead director. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Advisory Board, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Global Policy and Strategy, and the China Leadership Board for the 21st Century China Center at UCSD. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at Pace University School of Law, where he taught courses in intellectual property and antitrust law.


Lord David Sainsbury

Former UK Minister of Science and Innovation

David Sainsbury read history and psychology at King’s College, Cambridge and received an MBA from the Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York. He was Finance Director of J. Sainsbury plc from 1973–1990 and Chairman from 1992–1998.

He became Lord Sainsbury of Turville in October 1997 and was appointed Minister of Science and Innovation from July 1998 until November 2006. He is the founder of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and founded and chairs the Institute for Government. In 2007, he produced a review of the Government’s science and innovation policies, “The Race To The Top,” and in May 2013 published Progressive Capitalism: How to Achieve Economic Growth, Liberty and Social Justice. He was elected chancellor of the University of Cambridge in October 2011.


Orville Schell

Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US-China Relations, Asia Society

Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Schell is the author of fifteen books, ten of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent book is Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The China Quarterly, and The New York Review of Books, among others.

Schell graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in Far Eastern History, was an exchange student at Taiwan University in the 1960s, and earned a PhD (Abd) in Chinese history at the University of California, Berkeley. He worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, covered the war in Indochina as a journalist, and has traveled widely in China since the mid-1970s.

Schell is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at USC, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was a fellow at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the recipient of many prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize in Asian Journalism.


Peter Schwartz

Senior Vice President Strategic Planning, Salesforce, Inc.

Peter Schwartz is Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning for In these roles, he directs policy and politics throughout the world and manages the organization’s ongoing strategic conversation.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Peter was cofounder and chairman of Global Business Network, a Monitor Group company, and a partner of the Monitor Group, a family of professional services firms devoted to enhancing client competitiveness. An internationally renowned futurist and business strategist, Peter specializes in scenario planning, working with corporations, governments, and institutions to create alternative perspectives of the future and develop robust strategies for a changing and uncertain world.

Peter is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Affairs Council and, in Singapore, the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council. He also sits on the boards of the Long Now Foundation, the Center for New American Security, and the Center for Strategic Studies in Singapore.

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Weijian Shan

Group Chairman and CEO, PAG Asia Capital

Weijian Shan is chairman and CEO of PAG, a private equity firm with about US$30 billion under management. Prior to PAG, he was a Partner of TPG, a private equity firm based in San Francisco, and co-Managing Partner of TPG Asia (formerly known as Newbridge Capital). Previously, Shan was a managing director of JP Morgan (1993–1998) and an assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1987–1993). He holds an MA and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He studied at Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade (now Beijing University of International Business and Economics), where he also taught as a faculty member.


Joanna Shelton

Faculty Affiliate, Department of Economics, University of Montana; Former Deputy Secretary General, OECD

Joanna Shelton has taught several courses for the Department of Economics and other departments: Asia in the World Economy, China in the World Economy, and American Trade Policy and Politics. She is a Senior Fellow of the Montana World Affairs Council and previously served at UM’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center as Interim Director and also as Senior Fellow and Adjunct Mansfield Professor.

Before joining UM, she served as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France (1995–1999). Much of her career has been devoted to public service in Washington, DC, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trade Policy and Programs (1992–1995), professional staff member of the US House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee (1984–1992), and international economist at the US Treasury Department. She also served at the Special Trade Representative’s Office (now US Trade Representative’s Office) and as senior advisor for US–Japan Trade Relations for Motorola, Inc. She has published numerous articles for professional and news journals and coauthored a book, Subsidies in International Trade, with G.C. Hufbauer (Institute for International Economics, 1984). She currently is writing a book on Japan. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has been listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.

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Matthew Slaughter

Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University

Matthew J. Slaughter is the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where in addition he is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum; and an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute.


Till Talaulicar

Chaired Professor of Organization and Management, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences, University of Erfurt

Professor Till Talaulicar holds the Chair of Organization and Management at the University of Erfurt where he is currently also the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences. His main research expertise is in the areas of corporate governance with a particular emphasis on codes of corporate governance, boards of directors and top management teams and their organization. He has published widely in these areas in leading international journals. His dissertation thesis on corporate codes of ethics has been granted the research award by the Plansecur Foundation for best research in the field of business ethics. Professor Talaulicar is editor-in-chief of Corporate Governance: An International Review and senior editor of Management and Organization Review, and he serves on the editorial board of Organization Science. Moreover, he is founding member and chairman of the board of the International Corporate Governance Society, which provides a forum for rigorous and relevant research, teaching and consulting that enhances corporate governance practices and systems within the global economy.

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Professor in Global Business, and Director, Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital, UC Berkeley

David J. Teece is an economist and an authority on matters of industrial organization, technological change, and innovation, particularly as it relates to antitrust and competition policy and intellectual property. He is the Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business and Director of the Tusher Initiative on Intellectual Capital at Berkeley Haas. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has held teaching and research positions at Stanford University and Oxford University. He has received eight honorary doctorates.

Teece is an active consultant, CEO mentor, and angel investor in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. He is also involved in forestry, farming, and viticulture.

Teece is the author of more than two hundred books and articles, and is the co-editor of Industrial & Corporate Change (Oxford University Press). According to Science Watch (November/December 2005), he is the lead author on the most cited article in economics and business worldwide from 1995 to 2005. He is also one of the top-ten cited scholars for the last decade and has been recognized by Accenture as one of the world’s top-fifty business intellectuals. He is particularly known for his work on dynamic capabilities of firms and the particular challenges associated with capturing value from innovation. Teece is chairman and principal executive officer of Berkeley Research Group.


Sarah Williamson


Sarah Williamson is the Chief Executive Officer of FCLTGlobal, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging long-term behaviors in business and investment decision-making. Prior to assuming her current role in July 2016, Williamson spent over twenty-one years at Wellington Management Company LLP, where she was most recently a Partner and Director of Alternative Investments. Prior to that, she spent over five years with McKinsey & Company Inc. (1989–1994). She was also employed by the US Department of State (1986–1987) and was a mergers and acquisitions investment banker in New York and London for Goldman, Sachs & Co. (1984–1986). She earned her MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School (1989); and her BA in economics, with honors, from Williams College (1984). She sits on the board of directors of Evercore, Inc. Additionally, she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations.


Christopher Yoo

John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Yoo has emerged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on law and technology. Recognized as one of the most cited scholars in administrative and regulatory law as well as intellectual property, his major research projects include studying innovative ways to connect more people to the Internet; using technological principles to inform how the law can promote optimal interoperability; protecting privacy and security for autonomous vehicles, medical devices, and the Internet’s routing architecture; comparing antitrust enforcement practices in China, Europe, and the US; copyright theory; and network neutrality. He is also building innovative integrated interdisciplinary joint degree programs designed to produce a new generation of professionals with advanced training in both law and engineering. The author of more than one hundred scholarly works, Yoo testifies frequently before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice, and foreign governments.


Todd Zenger

N. Eldon Tanner Presidential Professor in Strategy and Strategic Leadership; Chair of Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Todd Zenger is the N. Eldon Tanner Presidential Professor in Strategy and Strategic Leadership, Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, and Academic Director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. From 1990 to 2014, he served on the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Zenger completed his undergraduate degree in economics at Stanford University and his PhD in strategy and organization at UCLA.

Professor Zenger is a global expert on topics of strategy and organization design. He has lectured widely on these topics and has published extensively in the leading academic and practitioner journals in management and strategy. He currently serves as senior editor at Strategy Science, associate editor at Journal of Organization Design, and editorial board member at Strategic Management Journal. He is the author of Beyond Competitive Advantage: How to Solve the Puzzle of Sustaining Growth While Creating Value (HBR Press, June 2016).