Staff Directory

  • W. Bentley MacLeod is Sami Mnaymneh Professor of Economics, Professor of International and Public Affairs and an affiliated Law Professor at Columbia University. His area of expertise is law, labor and contract economics with a focus on how incentives are designed to take into account the complex interplay between reputation effects, market competition, and social norms.  Current projects include incentives and school choice, economics of contract and tort law, the economics of performance pay, and the economics of physician diagnostic choice.

    Professor MacLeod obtained a PhD in economics from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and an MSc and BA in mathematics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

  • Timothy Frye (PhD, Columbia, 1997) is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy. Professor Frye received a BA in Russian language and literature from Middlebury College, an MIA from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, and a PhD in political science from Columbia. His research and teaching interests are in comparative politics and political economy with a focus on the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He is the author of Brokers and Bureaucrats: Building Markets in Russia, which won the 2001 Hewett Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, and Building States and Markets after Communism: The Perils of Polarized Democracy, which won a Best Book Prize from the APSA Comparative Democratization section in 2010; and Property Rights and Property Wrongs: How Power, Institutions, and Norms Shape Economic Conflict in Russia, which was published in 2017. His most recent book is Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia.

  • Thiago Resende is a Brazilian journalist who graduated in Journalism at the University of Brasilia (UnB). He works as a reporter for the Brasília bureau of Folha de S.Paulo, one of the largest Brazilian newspapers. For two years, he also worked as a freelance journalist in Europe. In 2018, he was selected for the Heinz Kühn program, in Germany, which chooses journalists from developing countries and provides them with a setup for their first work experience abroad. He decided to be a journalist because he believes the media plays an essential role in society: to encourage public debate, to strengthen democracy, and to bring to light issues that are fundamental for the development of a nation. As a Visiting Scholar, he will be at Columbia University for the 2022 Spring semester. 

  • Suresh Naidu is an Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. Naidu previously served as a Harvard Academy Junior Scholar at Harvard University, and as an instructor in economics and political economy at the University of California, Berkeley. Naidu holds a BMath from University of Waterloo, an MA in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Stephen Sestanovich joined SIPA's faculty in the fall of 2001 as the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of International Diplomacy. He is also the director of the International Fellows Program and the author, most recently, of Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama (Knopf, February 2014).

    Professor Sestanovich has had a long and diverse professional career, serving both in and out of government. From 1997 to 2001, he held the position of ambassador-at-large and special advisor to the Secretary of State on the New Independent States (NIS). In this role, he was responsible for the overall coordination of U.S. policy toward the states of the former Soviet Union, both within the State Department and with other agencies of the U.S. Government. He served as the principal public spokesman for the administration and the Department of State before Congress and the public on policy toward the NIS.

    Before joining the State Department, Ambassador Sestanovich was the vice president for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversaw the Endowment's policy research center in Moscow and its program of post-Soviet studies in Washington. From 1987 to 1994, he was director of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. From 1984 to 1987, Dr. Sestanovich was senior director for policy development at the National Security Council. He served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State from 1981 to 1984, and was senior legislative assistant for foreign policy to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1980 to 1981.

    Professor Sestanovich’s principal research interests include Russian and post-Soviet politics and foreign policy, and American foreign policy. He has written on these subjects for Foreign AffairsForeign PolicyThe Journal of DemocracyThe New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe New Republic, and other publications. Dr. Sestanovich was the principal author of Russia’s Wrong Direction: What the U.S. Can Should Do (2006), an Independent Task Force Report of the Council on Foreign Relations. Volumes he has edited include Rethinking Russia's National Interest (1994), Coping With Gorbachev's Soviet Union (1988), and four volumes of Creating the Post-Communist Order, a series published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

    Ambassador Sestanovich is the George F. Kennan Senior Fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy.

    Dr. Sestanovich earned a BA degree summa cum laude from Cornell University in 1972 and a PhD in government from Harvard University in 1978. From 1978 to 1980, he was assistant professor of political science at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research; and from 1979 to 1980, visiting assistant professor of political science at Columbia University.

  • Sharyn O'Halloran is the George Blumenthal Professor of Political Economy and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where her work focuses on formal and quantitative methods and their application to politics, economics, and public policy. A political scientist and economist by training, Dr. O’Halloran has written extensively on issues related to the political economy of international trade and finance, regulation and institutional reform, economic growth and democratic transitions, and the political representation of minorities. She served as an advisor to the Mexican Department of Commerce, International Trade Division during the NAFTA negotiations, and advised the Turkish Government on the impact of democratization and economic development on political stability.  She has also consulted with the World Bank’s International Finance Group and its Regulation and Competition Policy Group. Dr. O’Halloran obtained her BA degree in economics and political science from University of California San Diego, from where she also received her MA and PhD.

  • Dr. Shang-Jin Wei is N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy and Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Graduate School of Business.

    During 2014-2016, Dr. Wei served as Chief Economist of Asian Development Bank and Director General of its Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department. He was ADB’s chief spokesperson on economic trends and economic development in Asia, advised ADB’s President on economic development issues, led the bank’s analytical support for regional cooperation fora including ASEAN+3 (China, Japan, and Korea) and APEC, growth strategy diagnostics for developing member countries, as well as research on macroeconomic, financial, labor market, and globalization issues.

    Prior to his Columbia appointment in 2007, he was Assistant Director and Chief of Trade and Investment Division at the International Monetary Fund. He was the IMF’s Chief of Mission to Myanmar (Burma) in 2004. He previously held the positions of Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, the New Century Chair in Trade and International Economics at the Brookings Institution, and Advisor at the World Bank.

    He has been a consultant to numerous government organizations including the U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, United Nations Economic Commission on Europe, and United Nations Development Program, the Asian Development Bank, and to private companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a PhD in economics and MS in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Dr. Wei is a noted scholar on international finance, trade, macroeconomics, and China. He is a recipient of the Sun Yefang Prize for Distinguished Contributions to Economics (for the invention of the Competitive Saving Motive published in Journal of Political Economy), the Zhang Peifang Prize for Contributions to Economics of Development (for pioneering work on measurement of global value chains published in American Economic Review), and the Gregory Chow Award for Best Research Paper; some of his research was supported by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    Dr. Wei’s research has been published in top academic journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Development Economics, and reported in popular media including Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Business Week, Times, US News and World Report, Chicago Tribune, South China Morning Post, and other international news media.

  • Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chairs The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University. Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press 2008), A Sociology of Globalization(W.W.Norton 2007), and the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2011). The Global City came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001.  Her books are translated into twenty-one languages. She is currently working on When Territory Exits Existing Frameworks (Under contract with Harvard University Press). She contributes regularly to OpenDemocracy and The Huffington Post.

  • Rodrigo Burgarelli is a journalist and news reporter for O Estado de S. Paulo, one of Brazil´s most influential and longest-running quality newspapers. Estado is widely regarded as the media outlet in Brazil bringing the most in-depth coverage and analysis of international affairs.

    His work especially focuses on public policy in both economic and political spheres, and data journalism. Since he joined the newspaper in 2009, Mr. Burgarelli has been part of the first ever data journalism group created in a Brazilian newsroom, called Estadão Dados. Before that, he worked as a local news reporter, editor and head of metropolitan reporting, with experiences in both online news and social media.

    For the past 5 years, Mr. Burgarelli has contributed to several major news stories in areas as different as international affairs, Brazil's domestic politics and advocacy journalism on improved public policy-making.

    Such tasks have included writing for Estado's special supplement on Brazil’s role in World War II, which won many accolades. He was also special correspondent to Pope Francis Brazil World Youth Day visit.

    His work has received major international amplification, as in his investigative piece on exorbitant, undue wages received by some members of Brazil's political class – which enjoyed major worldwide media repercussion with direct references made to it in outlets such as The Economist, The Guardian and El País.

    His academic trajectory includes a degree in Journalism and Social Communications from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), one of Brazil's top three universities. He is currently an MSc Candidate at the Political Science Department of the University of São Paulo (USP), Latin America's best university in 2013 according to the Times Higher Education ranking. His research topics include public policy-making, government transparency & accountability, challenges to global governance & development, and contemporary democracy theory.

    Rodrigo Burgarelli is fluent in English and Spanish, and a native Portuguese speaker. He has basic command of both French and Japanese. Mr. Burgarelli is engaged in different voluntary works aimed at social development in Brazil, which included his pro bono work as a teacher to low income high-school students looking to be accepted into Brazilian universities.

  • Richard H. Clarida is the C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University where he has taught since 1988, and served as Department Chariman 1997-2001. From February 2002 until May 2003, Clarida served as the Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury for Economic Policy, a position that required confirmation by the US Senate. Clarida has published numerous and frequently cited articles in leading academic journals on monetary policy, exchange rates, interest rates, and international capital flows. He is frequently invited to present his views and research to the world's leading central banks, including the Federal Reseve, the ECB, the Bank of England, and the Bank of Japan. He has also served as an adviser to several prominent financial firms, including the Global Foreign Exchange Group at Credit Suisse First Boston and Grossman Asset Management. Since 2006, he has been Global Strategic Advisor with PIMCO. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Clarida was director of the NBER Project on and Editor of G7 Current Account Imbalances: Sustainability and Adjustment (University of Chicago Press: 2007). Since 2004, he has served as co-editor of the NBER International Macroeconomics Annual. Clarida received his BS from the University of Illinois and his MA and PhD from Harvard University.

  • Pedro Burgos is a Brazilian journalist specializing in technology and media. He started his career after graduating from Universidade de Brasília, working for the Jornal do Brasil, covering local politics. As a magazine freelancer, he wrote about education and later technology for a number of publications, from magazines, such as Superinteressante and Exame, to newspapers (Folha) and websites (Papo de Homem, Mercado Popular).

    He has been the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo in Brazil and later the executive editor of an online news startup in Brazil, F451, from 2008 to 2013. After publishing a book about society's sometimes problematic relationship with connected technologies in 2014, he got his masters degree in Social Journalism from the City University of New York School of Journalism in 2015.

    In New York, he worked as an intern and then an Audience Editor for The Marshall Project, a Pulitzer prize-winning nonprofit that covers criminal justice in the United States. In the last couple of years, he started studying Computer and Data sciences, and how it can be applied to measure the impact of journalism in society.

  • Patrick Bolton is the Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business and member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is also Co-Director of the Center for Contracts and Economic Organization at the Columbia Law School. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society (elected 1993) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 2009). He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He is a former director of the American Finance Association and council member of the European Economic Association.

    His areas of interest are in Contract Theory, Corporate Finance, Banking, Sovereign Debt, Political Economy, and Law and Economics.  He has written a leading graduate textbook on Contract Theory with Mathias Dewatripont, MIT Press (2005); edited The Economics of Contracts, Edward Elgar Publishing Inc. (2008); and co-edited, Credit Markets for the Poor with Howard Rosenthal, Russell Sage Foundation (2005); and Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing, with Frederic Samama and Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University Press (2011).

  • Patricia C. Mosser is Director of the MPA Program in Economic Policy Management at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and leads the School’s Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy.  Previously, she was head of Research and Analysis at the Office of Financial Research, U.S. Treasury.  Mosser spent over 20 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where she was senior manager at the New York Fed’s open market desk overseeing financial market analysis, monetary policy implementation, crisis-related facilities, foreign exchange and investment operations, and analysis of financial stability and reform. In 2009, she was SOMA manager for the FOMC.  She previously served as an economist and manager in the New York Fed Research Department and as an assistant professor in the Economics Department at Columbia.  Mosser has written on financial stability and monetary policy topics including financial reform, crisis policy tools, cyber risks to financial stability, and the monetary transmission mechanism.  She was previously a consultant to the Bank of England, a member of the Deputies Committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and a board member of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.  Currently, she serves as an outside director of Nomura Holdings Incorporated.  She received a BA from Wellesley College, an MSc with distinction from the LSE, and a PhD from MIT.

  • Natália Portinari is a political reporter working for the Brasília bureau of O Globo, the largest daily newspaper in Brazil. She covers politics and investigations as it pertains to authorities. Before working in Brasília, she lived in São Paulo, where she covered telecommunications and technology at Folha de S.Paulo, another newspaper. She is a Law graduate at University of São Paulo.

  • Murilo Salviano is a journalist and special reporter for Fantastico, the most watched television newsmagazine in Brazil. He graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Rennes (France) and from the University of Brasília (Brazil), with extensive experience in audiovisual journalism, having worked for broadcasting companies in Brazil and abroad. Murilo is also trilingual and was a finalist of New York Festival 2016 | World's Best TV & Films.

  • Miguel Urquiola is Dean of Social Science and Professor of Economics at Columbia University.  He has chaired Columbia’s Department of Economics and its Committee on the Economics of Education. He is also a member of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Outside Columbia, Urquiola is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and has held appointments at Cornell University, the World Bank, the Bolivian Catholic University, and the Bolivian government.

    Urquiola’s research is on the Economics of Education. Its focus is on understanding how schools and universities compete, and how educational markets differ from other markets economists study. He has written numerous journal articles on these issues, and a book on why American universities excel at research:  Markets, Minds, and Money.

  • Merit E. Janow is an internationally recognized expert in international trade and investment, with extensive experience in academia, government, international organizations and business. In addition, she has had a life-long involvement with Asia and is an expert in that region. For the past 18 years, Merit E. Janow has been a Professor of Practice at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and affiliated faculty at Columbia Law School. She teaches graduate courses in international trade/WTO law, comparative antitrust law, China in the global economy, international trade and investment policy, among others. She has held a number of leadership positions at the University. Currently, in addition to being Dean of SIPA, she is also Co-Director of the APEC Study Center and Chair of the Faculty Oversight Committee of Columbia’s Global Center East Asia. Previously, she was Director of the Masters Program in International Affairs and Chair of Columbia University’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing. Her research interests focus on international trade and investment, Asia, competition law and economic globalization. She has written several books, numerous articles and frequently speaks before business, policy, and academic audiences around the world.

    From 1997 to 2000, Professor Janow served as the Executive Director of the first international antitrust advisory committee of the U.S. Department of Justice that reported to the Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust. Her report recommended the creation of a global network of enforcers and experts which is now the ICN. Prior to joining Columbia’s faculty, Professor Janow was Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China (1989-93). She was responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing U.S. trade policies with Japan and China. She negotiated more than a dozen trade agreements with Japan and China during a period of intense economic and political tension between the United States and both Japan and China.

    Professor Janow is on the Board of Directors of several corporations and not for profit organizations. In 2009, she became a charter member of the International Advisory Council of China’s sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corporation or CIC.

    Early in her career, Professor Janow was a corporate lawyer specializing in cross-border mergers and acquisitions with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York and before becoming a lawyer, worked at a think tank where she focused on US-Japan trade and economic relations. She grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and is fluent in Japanese. She has a JD from Columbia Law School where she was a Stone Scholar, and a BA in Asian Studies with honors from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.


    Merit E. Janow, Victoria Donaldson, and Alan Yanovich, editors, The WTO: Governance, Dispute Settlement, and Developing Countries (Juris, 2008).

    Merit E. Janow, Thomas Pepper, and Jimmy W. Wheeler, The Competition: Dealing with Japan (Praeger, 1985).

  • Maria Vitória Launberg Ramos is the co-founder & CEO of Fiquem Sabendo, a pioneering NGO keeping the powerful accountable through Freedom of Access to Information (FOI) in Brazil. She is a visiting scholar at the Columbia BRICs-Lab on a scholarship from the Ling Institute. She has coordinated multiple data journalism projects, advocacy initiatives, and training and is currently developing civic technology. In 2021 and 2022, she was a finalist for the SIGMA Awards, the world's leading data journalism award. She received the Cláudio Weber Abramo Data Journalism Award and the Mosca Journalism Award from Livre twice.Jor. She is also the author of the reporting book "Indigentes: o Estado que enterra sem avisar" (Indigents: the State that Buries Without Warning) and a Board Associate of Open Knowledge Brazil.

  • Marcos Troyjo is the Co-Director of the BRICLab at Columbia University, a SIPA special forum on Brazil, Russia, India and China. He teaches The Rise of BRIC at SIPA.

    Troyjo is the founder of the Center for Business Diplomacy, an independent think-tank on global entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in sociology of international relations from the University of São Paulo and pursued postdoctoral studies at Columbia University. An economist and political scientist, he is an alumnus of The Rio Branco Institute (Instituto Rio Branco), the graduate school of international relations and diplomatic academy of Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He undertook additional graduate studies at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

    Troyjo is a lecturer in the graduate programs at IBMEC University, a Visiting Professor at the Centre d`Études sur l`Actuel et le Quotidien, Université Paris Descartes (Sorbonne), and a member of the International Schumpeter Society. He worked as a career diplomat and was Press Secretary at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in New York and Chief of Staff of the Science and Technology Department of Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    He is a regular op-ed contributor and commentator for print and electronic media outlets in Brazil and around the world. He serves on the Advisory Board of numerous for profit as well as not-for-profit institutions. Troyjo has been chosen one of "The Outstanding Young Persons of the World - TOYP" by the Junior Chamber International in 2004. Troyjo was the winner of the "Latin America Fellowship-2005" awarded by the Rt. Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand.

    He is the author of such books as: Technology & Diplomacy, Brazil: Competitiveness in the Global Marketplace, Manifesto of Business DiplomacyTrading Nation: Power & Prosperity in the 21st Century (chosen by Americas Quarterly as one of the best new books on policy, economics and business in the hemisphere in 2007). He has lectured at Yale University, Harvard University, University of Washington, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), IE-Instituto de Empresa (Spain), IVA-The Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (Sweden), Tsinghua University (China), University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Canning House (UK).

  • Marcos Mortari is a Brazilian journalist, with a graduation degree in International Relations at Fundação Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo (FESPSP) and Investments and Private Banking at Ibmec (formerly Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais). In 2015, he won the MPT Journalism Award from the Labor Prosecution Office for his work about violence against journalists in Brazil. After an experience as a political analyst for the private sector during the presidential election in 2014 and the first months of former president Dilma Rousseff's second mandate, he dedicated his career to developing the political coverage strategy for InfoMoney ‒ one of the most relevant media outlets in the Brazilian financial and economic fields. As a political reporter and editor, he developed the Barômetro do Poder (Power Barometer). This monthly pool compiles the perceptions and expectations of some of the most influential analysts and consultancies in the Brazilian political risk field. He also hosted the weekly podcast Frequência Política (Policial Frequency) in partnership with the political analysis team from XP Inc.

  • Marcelo Parreira is a journalist and news producer for Globo Broadcast, one of the country's largest media groups in Brazil. In 2004, he moved from Goiania to graduate in Journalism at the Universidade de Brasilia. Before graduating, he started an internship at Globo News, the 24/7 hard news cable TV of the group, where he worked for a year and a half. After obtaining his BA in Journalism, he started to cover Economics and Politics for Globo News, including major events at the National Congress and national elections. By 2011, he started to cover city issues and Sports within G1, the group's news website, including the preparations for the 2014 FIfa World Cup. In 2012, he returned to TV to work in coordinating reporting crews.

    His academic trajetory includes an MBA in Planning, Budgeting and Publig Management from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, one of the Brazil's most prestigious institutions on the subject. He studied accountability and the relations of public transparency with journalistic responsability. Marcelo Parreira is fluent in English and a native Portuguese speaker (and also can read and understand Spanish). His academic interests include ethics in political reporting, team management, macroeconomics, and the electoral process. In his free time, he designs and plays board games.

  • Marcella Ramos is a journalist for Revista Piauí, a monthly magazine focused on long-form journalism in Brazil. She joined the magazine in 2018 and worked as the fact-checking coordinator. She also wriote stories about local and political issues. Before working for Piauí, she interned at O Globo, a leading Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro. There, she wrote, interviewed, and directed a mini-documentary about 1968 in Brazil.

  • Katharina Pistor is a leading scholar and writer on corporate governance, money and finance, property rights, and comparative law and legal institutions.

    Pistor is the author or co-author of nine books. Her most recent book, The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality, examines how assets such as land, private debt, business organizations, or knowledge are transformed into capital through contract law, property rights, collateral law, and trust, corporate, and bankruptcy law. The Code of Capital was named one of the best books of 2019 by the Financial Times and Business Insider. 

    Pistor publishes widely in legal and social science journals. In her essay “From Territorial to Monetary Sovereignty” in the Journal on Theoretical Inquiries in Law (2017), she argued that the rise of a global money system means a new definition of sovereignty: the control of money. She has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Comparative Law, Columbia Journal of European Law, European Business Organization Law Review, and Journal of Institutional Economics. 

    Pistor is a prominent commentator on cryptocurrency and has testified before Congress on the lack of regulatory oversight of proposed international cryptocurrencies. As the director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation, Pistor directs the center’s work to develop research projects and organize conferences to examine ways in which law shapes global relations and how they, in turn, transform the law. 

    Before joining Columbia Law School in 2001, Pistor held teaching and research positions at Harvard Law School, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Law in Hamburg. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, New York University School of Law, Frankfurt University, London School of Economics, and Oxford University. 

    She is a research associate with the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and she has served as principal investigator of the Global Finance and Law Initiative (2011–2013). Pistor was a member of the board of directors (2011–2014) and a fellow (2019) of the European Corporate Governance Institute. In 2015, she was elected a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and in 2021, she was elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences.

    In 2012 she was co-recipient (with Martin Hellwig) of the Max Planck Research Award on international financial regulation, and in 2014, she received the Allen & Overy Prize for best working paper on law of the European Corporation Governance Institute. She is also the recipient of research grants by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the National Science Foundation.

  • Juliana Sayuri Ogassawara is a Brazilian journalist and historian. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Universidade Estadual Paulista ‘Júlio de Mesquita Filho’ (Unesp). Juliana Sayuri also holds a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in History from Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas - Universidade de São Paulo (FFLCH-USP), Latin America’s top ranked university. Her thesis focused on the international editions of the French magazine, Le Monde Diplomatique, with discussions about the role of intellectuals and journalists. In 2014, Juliana Sayuri attended École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), in Paris, as a visiting researcher supervised by the renowned sociologist Michael Löwy. Her intellectual work received funds from institutions like Capes, Fapesp and Santander. Her first book, entitled Paris – Porto Alegre, a version of her master’s dissertation, is being processed at one of USP’s publishing houses. She is also working on her second book, Paris – Buenos Aires, a version of her doctoral thesis. Her interests include international affairs, human rights and globalization.

    Apart from her work as a historian, Juliana Sayuri has a great deal of experience as a journalist. Between 2011 and 2015, she worked as a special reporter at Aliás, a special issue from O Estado de S. Paulo, highly respected among activists, politicians and scholars in Brazil. O Estado is widely regarded as the media outlet in Brazil bringing the most in-depth coverage and analysis of international affairs. For Aliás, Sayuri has interviewed global thinkers like Alaa Al-Aswany, Immanuel Wallerstein, Michael Davis, Michel Maffesoli, Perry Anderson, among others. She received an award for her investigative story about British former ballerina Joan Jara, widow of Víctor Jara, the Chilean musician murdered by Chilean Armed Forces in the days following the coup d’état of General Augusto Pinochet. Besides Chile, Sayuri has reported stories from Cuba, France, Jordan, and Eastern Europe.

    Sayuri has also worked at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil’s most influential newspaper. Founded in 1921, Folha has the biggest circulation among quality newspapers in Brazil. She has written for different editions inside Folha: sãopaulo magazine, Ilustrada (cultural desk) and Mundo (international desk), for example. Juliana Sayuri is currently editor at Arq.Futuro, a digital platform for discussion about the future of the cities. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish, and a native Portuguese speaker. She has basic command of Italian and Japanese. She has visited 34 countries since 2009.

  • Juliana Gragnani is a Brazilian journalist from BBC Brazil, based in London. During the last year, she has written investigative pieces about fake profiles and disinformation used to influence elections in Brazil. In 2018, she received the Petrobras Journalism Award for her work revealing how one company based in Rio created hundreds of fake profiles maintained by people all over the country and sold them to politicians during the 2014 Brazilian elections.

    Before working at the BBC, she worked for 5 years in Folha de S.Paulo, the leading print daily newspaper in Brazil. She wrote about public policies regarding culture in the cultural section of the paper and then became news assignment editor for the section. Later, she went back to working as a reporter in Folha’s City section, where she covered security, homelessness, education and lifestyle.

  • Joseph E. Stiglitz was born in Gary, Indiana, in 1943. A graduate of Amherst College, he received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, MIT and was the Drummond Professor and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is now University Professor at Columbia University in New York. He is also the Co-Founder and Co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia and Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2011, Time named Stiglitz one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

    Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993–95, during the Clinton administration, and served as CEA chairman from 1995–97. He then became Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997–2000. In 2008 he was asked by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy to chair the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, which released its final report in September 2009 (published as Mismeasuring Our Lives). He now chairs a High Level Expert Group at the OECD attempting to further advance these ideas. In 2009 he was appointed by the President of the United Nations General Assembly as chair of the Commission of Experts on Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System, which also released its report in September 2009 (published as The Stiglitz Report). Since the 2008 financial crisis, he has played an important role in the creation of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), which seeks to reform the discipline so it is better equipped to find solutions to the great challenges of the 21st century.

    Stiglitz serves on numerous boards, including the Acumen Fund and Resources for the Future.

    Stiglitz helped create a new branch of economics, "The Economics of Information," exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become standard tools not only of theorists, but of policy analysts. He has made major contributions to macroeconomics and monetary theory, development economics and trade theory, public and corporate finance, theories of industrial organization and rural organization, and theories of welfare economics and income and wealth distribution. In the 1980s, he helped revive interest in the economics of R&D.

    His work has helped explain the circumstances in which markets do not work well, and how selective government intervention can improve their performance.

    Recognized around the world as a leading economic educator, he has written textbooks that have been translated into more than a dozen languages. His book Globalization and Its Discontents (W.W. Norton, 2001) was translated into 35 languages and sold more than one million copies worldwide. His other books include The Roaring Nineties (W.W. Norton, 2003); Towards a New Paradigm in Monetary Economics, with Bruce Greenwald (Cambridge University Press, 2003); Fair Trade for All, with Andrew Charlton (Oxford University Press, 2005); Making Globalization Work (W.W. Norton and Penguin/Allen Lane, 2006); The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, with Linda Bilmes of Harvard University (W.W. Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane, 2008); and Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy (W.W. Norton and Penguin/Allen Lane, 2010).

    His most recent books are The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future (W.W. Norton and Penguin/Allen Lane, 2012); Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress, with Bruce Greenwald (Columbia University Press, 2014); The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them (W.W. Norton and Penguin/Allen Lane, 2015); Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity (W.W. Norton, 2015); and The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe (W.W. Norton and Penguin/Allen Lane, 2016).

  • José Orenstein is a journalist and reporter for O Estado de S. Paulo, one of Brazil´s most influential and longest-running quality newspapers. Estado is widely regarded as the media outlet in Brazil bringing the most in-depth coverage and analysis of international affairs.

    He currently works at Estado weekly food section, Paladar, one of the newspaper's most prestigious supplements, which he joined in 2012. Created in 2007, Paladar is known for its in-depth articles and reportages, and created a new standard for food journalism in Brazil. Mr. Orenstein, over the past two years, has worked on investigative stories that emphasize different aspects of the food chain, intertwining gastronomy, environment and agriculture.

    He also worked as political news reporter for a year and a half, covering 2010 Brazilian major elections for Estado. He also worked for Folha de S. Paulo for one year, as news reporter at its arts and culture section. One of ten chosen in a competition involving more than 3,000 candidates, he joined Folha in 2009. Before that, he worked as an intern at São Paulo's municipality International Relations Secretariat.

    His academic trajectory includes two degrees: a BA in History at Universidade de São Paulo (USP) - Latin America's top ranked university, and a BA in International Relations at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), top ranked in its field. During his graduation in IR, he was selected for a six-month exchange program at Sciences Po, in Paris, as a visiting Masters student, in 2007. At Sciences Po, he attended the classes of influential scholars and policy makers such as Gilles Kepel (Middle East History and Politics) and Elizabeth Guigou (European Affairs).

    José Orenstein is fluent in English and French, and a native Portuguese speaker. He is an advanced Spanish speaker and has basic command of German. His academic interests include understanding how emerging markets are shaping a renewed contemporary world order on different levels: institutionally, politically, economically and culturally. Cooperation, development strategies and environmental global governance, specifically food security issues, are also among his main interests, always on a multidisciplinary approach.

  • José Antonio Ocampo is Co-Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration in the School of International and Public Affairs, Member of the Committee on Global Thought and co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. He is also the Chair of the Committee for Development Policy, an expert committee of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In 2012–2013 he chaired the panel created by the IMF Board to review the activities of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office; in 2008–2010, he served as co-director of the UNDP/OAS Project on “Agenda for a Citizens’ Democracy in Latin America”; and in 2009 a Member of the Commission of Experts of the UN General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System.

    Prior to his appointment, Ocampo served in a number of positions in the United Nations and the Government of Colombia, most notably as United Nations Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs; Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Chairman of the Board of Banco del República (Central Bank of Colombia); Director of the National Planning Department (Minister of Planning); Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Executive Director of FEDESARROLLO.

    Ocampo has published extensively on macroeconomic theory and policy, international financial issues, economic and social development, international trade, and Colombian and Latin American economic history.

    Ocampo received his BA in economics and sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 1972 and his PhD in economics from Yale University in 1976. He served as Professor of Economics at Universidad de los Andes and of Economic History at the National University of Colombia, and Visiting Fellow at Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Yale. He has received a number of personal honors and distinctions, including the 2012 Jaume Vicens Vives Prize of the Spanish Association of Economic History for the best book on Spanish or Latin American economic history, the 2008 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought and the 1988 “Alejandro Angel Escobar” National Science Award of Colombia.

  • João Villaverde is a journalist and reporter for O Estado de S. Paulo, one of Brazil's most influential and longest-running quality newspapers. He was born in São Paulo and started his career covering Economics and Labour Markets for Valor Econômico, a business and economics oriented newspaper early 2008. Through May 2008 to May 2011, he worked for Valor in São Paulo. He was invited then to live and work for Valor in Brasilia, the national capital. He covered the Ministry of Finance and also the debate of Economics Acts in Congress for Valor until August, 2012, when he was invited to join O Estado de S. Paulo office at Brasilia, where he is working since September, 2012.

    He has a BA in Journalism from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). He also has academic training in Economics after attending the Latin America Program on Rethinking Development Economics (LAPORDE), offered jointly by the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) and Cambridge University in January, 2012.

    Villaverde won the prize “Best News Reporting of 2014”, offered by Agencia Estado annually. The prize was for the story known as “The case of the 4 billion reais”, published throughout July and August, 2014, by Adriana Fernandes and João Villaverde at O Estado de S. Paulo. The story was focused on a strange account of a private bank that had 4 billion reais that belonged to the Brazilian government, and this account was not found by Brazilian central bank until May, 2014. This money was then used to make the national debt lower than it was before the discovery. The story led to an investigation by the “Tribunal de Contas da União - TCU” that went on to determine to the central bank to improve its system of inspection of the financial market in Brazil.

    He was also finalist in the Exxon-Mobil Journalism Award in 2015, the biggest award for journalists in Brazil. He was selected in September 2015 for the coverage of the fiscal maneuvers done by president Dilma Rousseff administration in 2013 and 2014. The maneuvers were called “pedaladas fiscais” and are now backing the opposition plan to impeach Dilma because the “pedaladas” broke the law. See the news release here. He also won the "Best News Reporting" award in December, 2015, offered by O Estado de S. Paulo annually. With that, he won the "Best News Reporting" of  Agencia Estado/O Estado de S. Paulo for two consecutive years: 2014 and 2015.

    João Villaverde is fluent in English and a native Portuguese speaker. He is an advanced Spanish speaker and has basic command of Italian. His academic interests include understanding how emerging countries, such as the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), are positioned in the "Post Crisis World". 

  • Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development. He is widely recognized for bold and effective strategies to address complex challenges including debt crises, hyperinflations, the transition from central planning to market economies, the control of AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, the escape from extreme poverty, and the battle against human-induced climate change.

    Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he holds the rank of University Professor, the university’s highest academic rank. Sachs held the position of Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University from 2002 to 2016. He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, and an SDG Advocate for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. From 2001-18, Sachs served as Special Advisor to UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (2001-7), Ban Ki-moon (2008-16), and António Guterres (2017-18).

    Sachs has authored and edited numerous books, including three New York Times bestsellers: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). Other books include To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (2013), The Age of Sustainable Development (2015), Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable (2017), A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism (2018), and most recently, The Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions (2020).

    Sachs was the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. He was twice named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders and has received 32 honorary doctorate degrees. The New York Times called Sachs “probably the most important economist in the world,” and Time magazine called Sachs “the world’s best-known economist.” A survey by The Economist ranked Sachs as among the three most influential living economists.

    Prior to joining Columbia, Sachs spent over twenty years as a professor at Harvard University, most recently as the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Sachs received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard.

  • Jan Svejnar is the Richard N. Gardner Professor of Economics and International Affairs and Director of the Center on Global Economy and fGovernance at Columbia University. He focuses his research on (i) the effects of government policies on firms, labor and capital markets; (ii) corporate, national, and global governance and performance; and (iii) entrepreneurship, innovation and investment.

    Professor Svejnar is also a founder and Chairman of CERGE-EI in Prague (an American-style MA-PhD program in economics that educates economists for Central-East Europe and the Newly Independent States). He is a Fellow of the European Economic Association and Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (London) and Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn. From 1992 to 1997, Professor Svejnar served as the Founding Director of the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He also served as Co-Director of the Transition Programme at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London, President of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies, Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, editor of the Economics of Transition, Governing Board member of the European Economic Association, and Economic Advisor to President Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic. He was honored with a Neuron Prize for lifelong achievement from the Karel Janeček Endowment for Research and Science in 2012 and the 2015 IZA Prize in Labor Economics from the Institute for the Study of Labor. In 2008 he was one of two presidential candidates in the Czech Republic.

    Prior to joining the faculty of Columbia University, Jan Svejnar was the Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration and Director of the William Davidson Institute at the Ross School of Business, Professor of Economics, and Professor and Director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Before Michigan, Jan Svejnar was professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Cornell University. He received his BS from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and his MA and PhD in Economics from Princeton University. He is the author and editor of a number of books and has published widely in academic, policy, and practitioner-oriented journals.


  • Jagdish N. Bhagwati is a University Professor at Columbia University and a Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been Economic Policy Adviser to Arthur Dunkel, Director General of GATT (1991-93), Special Adviser to the UN on Globalization, and External Adviser to the WTO. He has served on the Expert Group appointed by the Director General of the WTO on the Future of the WTO and the Advisory Committee to Secretary General Kofi Annan on the NEPAD process in Africa, and was also a member of the Eminent Persons Group under the chairmanship of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso on the future of UNCTAD.

    Five volumes of his scientific writings and two of his public policy essays have been published by MIT press. The recipient of six festschrifts in his honor, he has also received several prizes and honorary degrees, including awards from the governments of India (Padma Vibhushan) and Japan (Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star). Professor Bhagwati's latest book In Defense of Globalization was published by Oxford University Press in 2004 to worldwide acclaim.

  • Guillermo Calvo is Professor of Economics, International and Public Affairs, and Director of the MPA in Economic Policy Management (MPA-EPM) at Columbia University since January 2007. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He is the former Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (2001-2006), President of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, LACEA, 2000-2001, and President of the International Economic Association, IEA, 2005-2008. He graduated with a Ph.D. from Yale in 1974.

    He was professor of economics at Columbia University (1973-1986), the University of Pennsylvania (1986-1989), and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland (1993-2006). He was Senior Advisor in the Research Department of the IMF (1988-1993), and afterwards advised several governments in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

    Honors include: Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for 1980-1981, King Juan Carlos Prize in Economics in 2000, LACEA 2006 Carlos Diaz-Alejandro Prize; and fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Economic Sciences (Argentina). On April 15-16, 2004, the Research Department of the IMF sponsored a conference in his honor.

    He has testified before the U.S. Congress on dollarization and the 1994 Mexican crisis.

    His main field of expertise is macroeconomics of Emerging Market and Transition Economies. His recent work has dealt extensively with capital flows and balance-of-payments crises in Emerging Market Economies. He has published several books and more than 100 articles in leading economic journals. His latest book “Emerging Capital Markets in Turmoil: Bad Luck or Bad Policy?” was published in 2005 by MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

  • Guilherme Waltenberg is a journalist whose career focuses on politics, economics and international matters. He was born in São Paulo, and started his career covering local news and quickly became a political reporter. He is also very interested in media startups, especially in Anglophone contexts.

    He currently works as an investigative reporter at Metrópoles, a media startup based in the Brazilian capital, which he joined in 2016. Over the last year, Guilherme Waltenberg has worked on investigative stories related to the "Operation Car Wash", which revealed a corruption scandal inside Petrobras, the biggest state-owned company in Brazil, and on other investigations at local level. He has also worked for traditional media outlets in Brazil, such as O Estado de S. Paulo, one of Brazil´s most influential and longest-running quality newspapers, and Correio Braziiense.

    He graduated from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) with a degree in journalism and also particpated in a six-month exchange program at the University of Navarra School of Communication, in Spain. Guilherme Waltenberg is fluent in English and Spanish, a native Portuguese speaker, and has basic command of Mandarin. His academic interests include understanding how technology is reshaping the contemporary world on different levels: politically, economically and through the creative economy. HIs other main interests are Latin American development strategies and new models of business and leadership, especially in media contexts.

  • Gabriela Sá Pessoa is a reporter for Folha de S.Paulo, a leading Brazilian daily newspaper. In 2015, she was awarded the Roche Health Journalism Prize from the The Gabriel García Márquez New Iberoamerican Journalism Foundation, for an investigation into legal abortion in Brazil. The story was first published in 2014 by Agencia Pública, a nonprofit journalism organization. Gabriela has been reporting for Folha de S.Paulo since 2014. She currently writes about politics but has also covered the entertainment and television industries for the paper. In 2018, she participated in the data journalism trainee program offered by the GoogleNews Lab, where she learned to code with Python and manage big datasets to support her stories. She also covered Brazil’s national elections in 2018 and President Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration in Brasilia.

  • Eric Verhoogen is a Professor of Economics and of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. His primary research area is industrial development – empirical microeconomic work on firms in developing countries. A common theme is the process of quality upgrading by manufacturing firms, both its causes and its consequences. His work has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, and other journals. He is currently serving as a Research Program Director of the International Growth Centre and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bureau for Research in the Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. 

    Prof. Verhoogen is the co-director of the Center for Development Economics and Policy and is head of the Firms and Innovation Initiative. His current CDEP-affiliated research includes a project on technology spillovers among manufacturing firms in Pakistan, a project on wage premiums paid by Mexican manufacturing firms, and a project on payroll-tax compliance among formal firms in Mexico.

  • Débora Ely is a journalist who works as a political reporter for Zero Hora–a newspaper in the South of Brazil. She began her career in 2013 upon graduating in Journalism from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 2018 she received her Masters degree in Social Science from PUCRS. In her thesis, she analyzed the main characteristic of political debate in social media. Both a journalist and researcher, Débora is an observer of changes in society and works to convey them to her readers.

  • David E. Weinstein is the Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy at Columbia University. He is also the Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Director of the Japan Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. Previously, Professor Weinstein was Chair of the Economics Department, senior economist as well as a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Professor Weinstein held professorships at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. He also served on the Council of Economic Advisors from 1989 to 1990.

    His teaching and research interests include international economics and the Japanese economy. Professor Weinstein earned his PhD and MA in economics from the University of Michigan and his BA at Yale University. He is the recipient of many grants and awards, including five National Science Foundation grants, an Institute for New Economic Thinking grant, a Bank of International Settlements Fellowship, and a Google Research Award.

  • David Caughlin manages the overall functioning of the Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG) and the Master of Public Administration - Economic Policy Management (MPA-EPM) program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Mr. Caughlin oversees all aspects of recruitment, admissions, student advising, curricular affairs and alumni relations, as well as other related activities. At CGEG, Mr. Caughlin oversees the center’s daily administration, its event administration and research projects, and with the center’s director, leads the Center’s strategic planning and fundraising efforts.

    Prior to his positions at SIPA, Mr. Caughlin worked at Columbia Law School and Central European University. Mr. Caughlin holds an M.A. in Human Rights and an MPA in International Economic Policy. In addition to his native English, Mr. Caughlin speaks Russian and Ukrainian and some Hungarian and Spanish.

  • Cristian Pop-Eleches is an Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

  • Christoph Weiss is a senior economist in the Economics Department of the European Investment Bank. He received a PhD in economics from the European University Institute. His research interests include firm dynamics, labour economics, development economics and applied microeconometrics.

  • Christian Deseglise is an adjunct professor teaching "Investing in Emerging Markets."  Beginning 2011-12, he will co-teach a new course on the economies and financial sectors of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China).

    Deseglise is a Managing Director at HSBC Global Asset Management, in charge of distribution for North America. Previously, he was a partner at BTG Pactual, where he was in charge of business development. He previously worked at HSBC in New York and London, and Credit Commercial de France in Paris.

    Deseglise has taught at Sciences Po in Paris and the Institute for High Studies for Development in Bogota, Colombia. He holds a Master of International Affairs (MIA '90) from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, with a concentration in international finance and banking. Deseglise also holds degrees from Science Po (international relations) and the University of Paris III (Spanish studies).

    Deseglise established Foundation Caring for Colombia, a not-for-profit organization that provides assistance to the victims of violence in Colombia.

  • Chico Felitti is a journalist and columnist at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil’s most influential newspaper. Founded in 1921, Folha has the biggest circulation among quality newspapers in Brazil and is regarded as the leading print daily news vehicle in the country. The media company that publishes Folha also airs UOL, the world's largest website in a non-English language. 

    He joined the newspaper in 2007, chosen in a competition involving more than 3,000 candidates. Since then he has worked with some of the best professionals in Brazilian journalism in news stories and analysis in areas as different as the economy, domestic and international politics, and arts & culture. He has been a special correspondent in Turkey, covering the Syrian rebellion in loco, and in Paris, France.

    He has also worked at Estado de S.Paulo, Brazil’s second most influential newspaper, and magazines such as Joyce Pascowitch, Piauí and Galileu. At Folha he was part of the editorial team of Monica Bergamo, Brazil's most influential political columnist, as both reporter and deputy editor.

    He currently writes a weekly city affairs column at the Sunday magazine, one of the paper's most prestigious supplements. Since 2012, Mr. Felitti has joined Folha’s select blogger team. He writes about weddings, focusing on the matrimonial market and picturesque life stories.

    Chico Felitti attended USP, the university of São Paulo – Latin America’s top ranked university. He holds a BA in journalism and a second one in social sciences.

    He has received two awards for his academic papers on the rise of a market focused on the gay community in São Paulo.

    Chico Felitti's pro bono work includes leading an Aisec social project for a local newspaper in Baroda, India, when he was 20 years old.

    Apart from the work as a journalist, he is presently pursuing graduate studies in literature at the University of São Paulo. His first novel, Canto de Amar Tanto, will be published by Record editing house in July 2015.

  • Charles W. Calomiris is Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School, Director of the Business School’s Program for Financial Studies Initiative on Finance and Growth in Emerging Markets, and a professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. His research spans the areas of banking, corporate finance, financial history and monetary economics. He is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee and the Financial Economists Roundtable, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Calomiris is past president of the International Atlantic Economic Society, and has served on numerous committees, including the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board, the U.S. Congress’s International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, and the Federal Reserve System’s Centennial Advisory Committee. He served as co-managing editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation. He received a B.A. in economics from Yale University, Magna Cum Laude, a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. Professor Calomiris holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Basel. He is the recipient of numerous awards and research grants. His recent book (with Stephen Haber), Fragile By Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit (Princeton 2014), received the American Publishers 2015 Award for the best book in Business, Finance and Management, was named one of the Best Economics Books of 2014 by the Financial Times, and one of the Best Books of 2014 by The Times Higher Education Supplement and by Bloomberg Businessweek.

  • Caroline Flammer is a Professor of International and Public Affairs and of Climate at Columbia University with joint appointments at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Climate School. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Caroline is an expert in sustainable investing and the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. Her research examines whether and how sustainable finance and impact investing can help finance a more sustainable world. Moreover, her research examines how, and under which conditions, firms can incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into their activities to enhance their competitiveness while strengthening—instead of undermining—the very system in which they operate and hereby play a critical role in addressing climate change, inequality, global health, and other grand challenges related to society and the natural environment.

    The Web of Science ranked her among the top-100 Highly Cited Researchers in the economics and business profession in terms of impact over the past 10 years. At Columbia, she teaches the graduate courses "Social Impact: Business, Society, and the Natural Environment" and "Sustainable Finance II: System-level Investing". Furthermore, she serves as the Director of SIPA's new Sustainable Investing Research Initiative (SIRI) which aims to foster scholarship, education, and dialogue on the interplay and interdependencies between investment and major challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty, and social inequalities.

    Among other roles, Caroline serves as the President of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), a global multi-disciplinary network of scholars fostering rigorous academic research on corporate sustainability, and as the Chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the largest network of responsible investors to date. She is an Associate Editor for both Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal

  • Bruce Kogut is the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics and director of the Sanford C. Bernstein Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. He received his PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management and holds an honorary doctorate from the Stockholm School of Economics. Previously, he was on the faculties of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and INSEAD, and he has been a research fellow and visiting professor at the Rand Corporation, École Polytechnique, Social Science Research Center Berlin, Stockholm School of Economics, Humboldt University, Santa Fe Institute, the Singapore Management University and Tsinghua University, among others.

    Professor Kogut serves on the board of 3i Infotech (Mumbai) and has served on the boards of several nonprofit and research institutes in Europe and Russia. He directed the strategy and emerging-economy research centers and was the associate vice dean for the PhD program at Wharton, was subsequently the founder of the social entrepreneurship program at INSEAD and will co-direct the Ariane de Rothschild Fellows Program, which aims to develop a network of social entrepreneurs with an interest in fostering a culture of mutual respect and dialogue among Jewish and Muslim communities.

    Having taught in executive programs in the United States, Europe and China, Professor Kogut has also taught business school classes on governance, ethics, development and international strategy and now teaches the core course on strategy in the MBA and EMBA programs at Columbia Business School.

  • Breno Pires is a Brazilian journalist and investigative reporter. He has covered the judiciary and policts for the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, in the Brasília bureau, since 2016. As a Federal Supreme Court correspondent between 2017 and 2018, Pires revealed the full confidential list of more than a hundred politicians, public authorities, and businessmen implicated by the plea bargain statements from 77 executives of engineering conglomerate Odebrecht, in Operation Car Wash - Operação Lava Jato. Breno Pires won the 2018 Petrobras Journalism Award for this special report. He has also worked for Globo TV and its sports channel SporTV, both in Rio de Janeiro and in Mexico City, where he was a correspondent in 2014.

  • Professor Archibong's research areas include development economics, political economy, economic history and environmental economics with an African regional focus. Her research investigates the role of historical institutions and environment in inequality of access to public services and the development of human capital, particularly in the areas of education, health and labor. Some current research studies the effects of epidemics on inequality, the economics of epidemics and vaccination, and the impacts of air pollution from gas flaring on human capital outcomes; with a focus on the ways in which institutions mitigate or exacerbate the impacts of climate change and environment on inequalities around gender and marginalized groups. Other works study the economics of prisons, the effects of protests on fiscal transfers and gender gaps in political participation, and the drivers of gender gaps in labor markets in African countries. She is a faculty affiliate at Columbia University's Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP), The Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Institute of African Studies, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC), and the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy (CEEP), and is currently a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution. 

    She joined the Barnard Economics faculty in 2015 and received a B.A. in Economics/Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. 

  • Beatriz Bulla is a journalist and reporter for O Estado de S. Paulo. She joined the newspaper in 2012, after being chosen from the best professionals to have participated in the paper's training program. Since then, she has covered economics, politics, and justice for the paper. Beatriz's works include news stories, investigative journalism, and analysis. In 2014, Beatriz moved to Brasilia, the national capital, to assume the news coverage of the Supreme Court for O Estado de S. Paulo.

    During the last four years, she has focused her work on covering the justice system, corruption scandals, and the relationship between the state branches. She won the prize for "Best News Reporting of 2016," offered by O Estado de S. Paulo, for a story related to the corruption case known as operation Car Wash.

    Beatriz Bulla holds a B.A. in Journalism from Faculdade Casper Libero - the first established journalism school in Brazil. She also holds a degree in Law from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo (PUC-SP) and was admitted as a member of Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB), the Brazilian Bar Association. Her academic interests include public policy and justice, the internationalization of criminal investigations, and responses by different justice systems to corrupt scandals. She has also focused her studies on the political and economic development of Latin American countries and emerging markets and the role of media in all of these issues.

  • Arvind Panagariya is Professor of Economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University.

    From January 2015 to August 2017, he served as the first Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog, Government of India in the rank of a Cabinet Minister.  During these years, he also served as India’s G20 Sherpa and led the Indian teams that negotiated the G20 Communiqués during presidencies of Turkey (2015), China (2016) and Germany (2017).

    Professor Panagariya is a former Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank and was on the faculty of the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park from 1978 to 2003. During these years, he also worked with the World Bank, IMF and UNCTAD in various capacities. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University.

    Professor Panagariya has authored more than fifteen books. His book India: The Emerging Giant (2008, OUP, New York) was listed as a top pick of 2008 by The Economist and described as the “definitive book on the Indian economy” by Fareed Zakaria of the CNN. The Economist has described his book, Why Growth Matters, (with Jagdish Bhagwati) as “a manifesto for policymakers and analysts.”

    Scientific papers by Professor Panagariya have appeared in the top economics journals such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and International Economic Review while policy papers by him have appeared in the Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. He writes a monthly column in the Times of India and his guest columns have appeared in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and India Today.

    In March 2012, the Government of India honored Professor Panagariya with Padma Bhusan, the third highest civilian honors the country bestows in any field.

  • Anya Schiffrin is the director of the Technology, Media, and Communications at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a lecturer who teaches on global media, innovation and human rights.  She writes on journalism and development, investigative reporting in the global south and has published extensively over the last decade on the media in Africa. More recently she has become focused on solutions to the problem of online disinformation, earning her PHD on the topic from the University of Navarra.  She is the editor of Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Reporting from Around the World (New Press, 2014) and African Muckraking: 75 years of Investigative journalism from Africa (Jakana 2017).  She is the editor of the forthcoming Media Capture: How Money, Digital Platforms and Governments Control the News (Columbia University Press 2020)

  • Anna Virginia Balloussier is a journalist and deputy editor-at-large at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil’s most influential newspaper. Founded in 1921, Folha has the biggest circulation among quality newspapers in Brazil and is regarded as the leading print daily news vehicle in the country. The media company that publishes Folha also airs UOL, the world's largest website in a non-English language.

    She joined the newspaper in 2010, chosen in a competition involving more than 3,000 candidates. Since then she has worked with some of the best professionals in Brazilian journalism in news stories and analyses in areas as different as the economy, domestic and international politics, and arts & culture. She has been a special correspondent to Brazil's 2010 presidential elections covering then candidate and current president Dilma Rousseff.

    She has also worked at Jornal do Brasil and Rolling Stone, and at Folha she was part of the editorial team of Monica Bergamo, Brazil's most influential political columnist, as both reporter and deputy editor. She is currently the deputy editor of Sãopaulo, Folha’s Sunday magazine, one of the paper's most prestigious supplements. Since last October, Anna Virginia has joined Folha’s select blogger team. She writes about religion, focusing on the relationship between politics, media and the church.

    Anna Virginia is 26 years-old. She attended UFRJ, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, founded in 1920. She holds a BA in journalism and has received many awards for her academic papers on cultural identity in the contemporary world, especially the shifting identity of African immigrants.

    Anna Virginia's pro bono work includes leading the "Cinerama" project, a free film club showing premieres of contemporary Brazilian cinema to low income "Favela" communities.

    Apart from her work as a journalist, she is presently pursuing graduate studies in social sciences at the University of São Paulo – Latin America’s top ranked university. Her academic interests include economic and political governance and institutional-building at the multilateral level, contemporary governance of political parties and the internationalization of transparency laws. She also focuses on how South-South cooperation initiatives, such as those involving the BRICS, may become new international organizations.

  • Ana Rosa Alves is a reporter covering international news for O Globo, a leading Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro. She joined the newsroom in 2019, and writes mainly about global issues, climate policies, and Brazilian foreign affairs. Prior to graduating from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2018, she was an intern at the United Nations Information Center for Brazil, where she covered stories related to human rights, immigration and social justice. Ana also was a research assistant at Getulio Vargas Foundation’s Public Transparency Program, studying compliance with freedom of information laws across Latin America. 

  • Ailsa Röell is Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her academic specialty is financial economics and the regulation of financial markets.  Her research and teaching spans securities markets, corporate finance, and corporate governance. She has published extensively in the area of stock market microstructure, with empirical and theoretical papers on market trading architecture and its impact on liquidity and price formation; a textbook on the   subject, Market Liquidity: Theory, Evidence and Policy (co-authored with Thierry Foucault and Marco Pagano) was published by Oxford University Press 2013. Her research also focuses on corporate governance, with work on topics ranging from corporate governance in banks to the history of concentration of control, shareholder rights and takeover defense mechanisms in the Netherlands, and theoretical and empirical analyses of compensation, earnings manipulation, and class action litigation in the USA.

    She holds a PhD in political economy from Johns Hopkins University and an MSc in economics from the University of Groningen. Previously she was a senior research scholar at Princeton University's Bendheim Center for Finance, following a  career on the faculty of the London School of Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Tilburg University

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