Franklin Allen is Professor of Finance and Economics and Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London since July 2014. Previously he was on the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he now has Emeritus status. He was formerly Vice Dean and Director of Wharton Doctoral Programs, Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and is currently Managing Editor of the Review of Finance. He is a past President of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Society for Financial Studies, the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Financial Management Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. His main areas of interest are corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises.
Lee C. Buchheit
Lee C. Buchheit is Senior Partner at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton in New York, focusing his practice on international financial transactions, including sovereign debt management, privatization and project finance. He joined the firm in 1976 and became a partner in 1984, holding positions in its offices in Hong Kong, London and Washington DC. He is the author of two books in the field of international law and more than 40 articles. He was included in the Financial Times’ list of the 10 most ‘Innovative Individuals’ of 2012 for his work on the Greek debt restructuring. Earlier, the International Financial Law Review honored him with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 for his contributions to international finance.
Elena Carletti is Full Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. Previously she was Professor of Economics at the European University Institute, holding a joint chair in the Economics Department and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. She is also Research Fellow at CEPR, Extramural fellow at TILEC, Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, at CESifo, at IGIER and at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. Among other appointments, she worked as consultant for the OECD and the World Bank, has served in the review panel of the Irish Central Bank and of the Riskbank and has been a board member of the Financial Intermediation Research Society. Her main research areas are Financial Intermediation, Financial Crises and Regulation, Competition Policy, and Corporate Governance.
Bruno De Witte
Bruno de Witte is Professor of European Law at Maastricht University, co-director of the Maastricht Centre for European Law and part-time Professor of Law at the European University Institute. Previously he was full-time Professor of European Union Law at the European University Institute and Professor of European law at Maastricht University. He obtained his PhD at the EUI in 1985. He is member of the Board of Editors of several journals, such as the European Human Rights Law Review, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa), of the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, and of the Centro di ricerca sulle organizzazioni internazionali ed europee at Università Luiss Guido Carli (Rome).
Aitor Erce is Principal Economist at the European Stability Mechanism. Before joining the ESM, he was a Senior Economist at the International Affairs Directorate of the Bank of Spain. Since 2012, Aitor is an associate researcher at the Dallas Fed’s Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute and, since 2013, an affiliate researcher with Warwick University’s IMF Research Network. His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Monetary Economics, Governance and the Journal of International Money and Finance. He holds an MSc in finance from CEMFI and a PhD in economics from the European University Institute. His interests include capital flows, international financial architecture and crises resolution.
Francesco Garzarelli is co-head of the global Macro & Markets Research team and co-head of European Macro Research at Goldman Sachs, which he joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 as a consultant to the Italian government bond trading desk. Subsequently, he moved to a full-time role within the Economics Department in 1995, covering Italy and other southern European economies, and since 1998 focused on the rate and credit markets globally. He was named managing director in 2005 and partner in 2012. He earned an MSc in Finance from the London Business School. He is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan and studied at the Hochschule St.Gallen and Stanford University.
Mitu Gulati is a Professor of Law at Duke Law School, Duke University. Previously, he taught at Georgetown University Law Center, and at the UCLA School of Law, and visited among others the University of Chicago, Duke University Law School, and the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to joining academia, he held positions in law firms in New York, Boston and Newark. His main expertise lies in the field of sovereign bond contracts; current research interests include the historic evolution of concepts of sovereign immunity and the role that law can play as a symbol. He has authored articles, among others in the Journal of Legal Studies, the Review of Finance and Law and Social Inquiry, as well as books and book chapters.
Brigid Laffan is Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Director of the Global Governance Programme at the EUI.Previously, she was Professor of European Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) University College Dublin, Vice-President of University College Dublin and Principal of the College of Human Sciences. She was the founding director of the Dublin European Institute UCD and in 2004 she was elected as a member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 2014 Professor Laffan was awarded the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies’ (UACES) Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the THESEUS Award for outstanding research on European Integration. In 2010 she was awarded the Ordre national du Mérite by the President of the French Republic.
José Leandro is Director for policy, strategy and communication at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs. He was previously adviser to President Juncker on the EMU. Between 2010 and 2014 he was Principal Adviser for Economic Affairs in the cabinet of Herman Van Rompuy, then President of the European Council. He has also spent a large part of his career working on development economics, notably as a senior economist at the World Bank.
Wolfgang Münchau is an associate editor of the Financial Times, where he writes a weekly column about the European Union and the European economy. Before taking up this position in September 2003, he was co-editor of Financial Times Deutschland for two years and earlier Frankfurt correspondent and economics correspondent, reporting on the preparation for the final stage of monetary union and the launch of the euro. He runs Eurointelligence, an internet service that provides daily comment and analysis of the euro area, targeted at investors, academics and policy makers. He was awarded the Wincott Young Financial Journalist of the Year award in 1989. He holds the degrees of Dipl-Betriebswirt (Reutlingen), Dipl-Mathematiker (Hagen), and MA in International Journalism (City University, London).
Jean Pisani-Ferry is Professor of economics at Sciences Po Paris and the Hertie School of Governance, and holds the Tommaso Padoa Schioppa chair of the European University Institute. In the first half of 2017, he contributed to Emmanuel Macron’s presidential bid as the Director of Programme and Ideas of his campaign. Prevuously, he served from 2013 to end-2016 as Commissioner-General of France Stratégie, the ideas lab of the French government. Prior to this, he was the Founding Director of Bruegel from 2005 to 2013, Executive President of the French PM’s Council of Economic Analysis (2001-2002), Senior Economic Adviser to the French Minister of Finance (1997-2000), Director of CEPII, the French institute for international economics (1992-1997), and Economic Adviser with the European Commission (1989-92). He taught at University Paris-Dauphine, École Polytechnique, École Centrale and the Free University of Brussels.
Tuomas Saarenheimo is Permanent Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Finland, responsible for International and Financial matters. He joined the Ministry in 2013. In his current position he is member of the EU Economic and Financial Committee, the Euro Working Group, the Board of Directors of the European Stability Mechanism, and the Board of Directors of the European Financial Stability Facility. Prior to this appointment, he held positions at the Bank of Finland, including Chief Economist and Head of Monetary Policy and Research. He has also held positions as Executive Director for Nordic and Baltic countries at the International Monetary Fund, as National Expert at the European Commission and as researcher at the University of Helsinki. He graduated in 1989 from the University of Helsinki, where he also gained PhD in Economics in 1994.
Baudilio Tomé Muguruza
Baudilio Tomé Muguruza is a Members of the European Court of Auditors (ECA), which he joined in 2012. His most recent previous appointment was as Director of the Department of Research and Political Communication at the Prime Minister’s Office, Secretary-General of the Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies, and Member of the Congress Congress of Deputies (elected in 2004, 2008 and 2011). Other previous positions include Member of the Madrid Economic-Administrative Tribunal, Director of the Department for Economic and Social Affairs in the Spanish Prime Minister’s Office, Director of the Prime Minister’s Budget Office, and Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society in the Ministry of Science and Technology of Spain. He holds a degree in law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a degree in economics and business sciences from UNED and a Master of Laws and International Tax Programme from Harvard Law School.
Natacha Valla is Head of the Policy and Strategy Division of the Economics Department at the European Investment Bank. She is also the Deputy Director of CEPII, where heads the scientific programme ‘International Macroeconomics and Finance’. She a board member of SUERF (European Money and Finance Forum), member of the Commission Economique de la Nation (nominated advisory group to the Finance Minister), a board member of AFFi and member of the Société d’Economie Politique. Previously she worked at Goldman Sachs Global Economic Research as Executive Director, at the European Central Bank and at Banque de France. She received a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute and has lectured at Sciences-Po Paris and the Universities of Florence, Paris-Dauphine and H.E.C. Her research interests include investment, financial stability, monetary policy and applied macroeconomics. She has written on financial stability, banking and financial markets, monetary policy making and implementation, as well as real interested rate measures.
Georg Vanberg is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Duke University. He held academic appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and Florida State University. He is the President of The Public Choice Society for 2016-2018 and was associate editor of Public Choice. He holds a BA in Economics & Government from the College of William and Mary, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester.His research focuses on political institutions, with a particular interest in judicial, constitutional, and legislative politics and in coalition theory. He teaches courses on political institutions, formal modeling, and judicial and constitutional politics.
Thomas Wieser was the Brussels based President of the Euro Working Group and Chairman of the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee from 2012 to 2018, responsible in this function for the preparation of the negotiations and decisions of EU Finance Ministers. He was the G7 Deputy for the Eurogroup and represented the Euro Working Group in a number of other international fora. Prior to that, he was Director General for Economic Policy and Financial Markets of the Austrian Ministry of Finance. He studied economics in Innsbruck. His post graduate education took him to Boulder, Colorado, on a Fulbright scholarship, and the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna. At present he is associated with Bruegel, the Brussels Think Tank, as Senior Fellow. He has held a number of other international functions, such as that of Chair of the OECD Committee on Financial Markets and has published on a range of economic policy issues.
Jeromin Zettelmeyer is a Senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Previously, he served as director-general for economic policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, where he was responsible for economic analysis and forecasting, the microeconomic policy framework, and a key policy initiative to boost private and public investment. He also represented Germany at the OECD Economic Policy Committee and served as a founding cochair of the OECD’s Global Forum on Productivity. Before joining the German government, he was director of research and deputy chief economist at the EBRD; nonresident fellow at PIIE; earlier, a staff member of the IMF. His current research and policy interests include Europe’s currency union, Greece’s debt problem, the social impact of macroeconomic adjustment and reform, and the causes and consequences of the global productivity slowdown.
Chiara Zilioli is Director General of Legal Services (General Counsel) of the ECB. Previous work positions include appointments at the Legal Service of the EU Council, the European Monetary Institute and the ECB, where she was initially appointed as Head of Division. She holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute. She is a member of the Italian Bar and is Professor at the Law Faculty of the J-W Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main. Previousyly, she has been a lecturer at its Institute for Law and Finance, the Collegio Europeo di Parma, Italy, and gave a course at the Academy of European Law of the European University Institute. She has published three books and several articles, mainly on the position of the ECB within the EU institutional framework and the functions of the ECB.