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Fabio Canova

Fabio canova has Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota,  has been assistant professor at Brown University and University of Rochester; associate professor at EUI and Brown University;  and full professor at the University  of Catania, Modena, Southampton, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has held a Chair in Monetary Economics at the University of Bern, and he has been ICREA research professor, and he currently holds a chair at the EUI. He has been an associate researcher with CREI, CREMeD,  and Eprism and he is currently a researcher with the CEPR.

Has has taught classes in numerous universities around the world an given professional courses at the Bank of England, Riksbank, Bank of Italy, Bundesbank, ECB,Bank of Spain, Bank of Portugal, Bank of Hungary, Bank of Argentina, Banco do Brazil, Banco de Peru, South African Central Bank, Central Bank of Indonesia, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Mexico, Banco de La Republica de Colombia, Banco de Venezuela, Banco de Chile, Bank of Israel, Monetary and Banking Institute of Iran, Waifem, at the EABCN, at the Central Bank course in Genzersee, the EU commission, the UK Foreign Office and UK treasury, among others. He has held consultancy positions with the Bank of England, the ECB, the Bank of Italy and the Bank of Spain and the IMF.

He has been ranked in the Econometrics and Applied Econometrics Hall of Fame and in the Top 100 most productive economists of the world in several polls over the last 10 years. He is also program director of the Budapest School of Central Bank Studies, member of the scientific committee of the EABCN, program chair for the European Meetings of the  Econometric Society 2014, panelist of ANVUR and member of research evaluation teams in Portugal, Spain, Greece and Cyprus.

He is currently coeditor of the Journal of the European Economic Association and of the Journal of Applied Econometrics. He has published over 85 articles in international journals and his graduate textbook, Methods for Applied Macroeconomic Research, has been published in 2007 by Princeton University  Press.

Gianluca Benigno 

Gianluca Benigno got his Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000. He has been an economist at the Bank of England, assistant professor (lecturer) at the London School of Economics, senior economist at the New York FED, and associate professor (reader) at LSE. He has also been a visiting scholar at numerous universities and policy institutions, including Banque de France, IADB, Bank of England and the IMF. His main research area is International Macroeconomics, covering topics like exchange rates, price stability, inflation targeting, capital flows, credit constraints and financial crises. He has been the principal investigator in ESRC grants on The Macroeconomics of Capital Account Liberalization and Designing Monetary Policy for Developing and Developed Countries. His research has appeared in major international journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics and the Economic Journal.

Enrique G. Mendoza

Enrique G. Mendoza is the Neil Moskowitz Professor of International Macroeconomics and Finance at the University of Maryland, where he joined in 2002. Starting January 2013 he will be appointed Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Before 2002, he held positions at the International Monetary Fund, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Duke University. He holds PhD (1989) and MA (1986) degrees from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a Research Associate of the NBER, a former panel member of the NSF Economics program and has served in the editorial boards of several academic journals, including the American Economic Review. He has published extensively on research topics such as international capital flows, financial crises, sovereign debt and international business cycles.

Gianluca Benigno

Gianluca Benigno got his Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000. He has been an economist at the Bank of England, assistant professor (lecturer) at the London School of Economics, senior economist at the New York FED, and associate professor (reader) at LSE. He has also been a visiting scholar at numerous universities and policy institutions, including Banque de France, IADB, Bank of England and the IMF. His main research area is International Macroeconomics, covering topics like exchange rates, price stability, inflation targeting, capital flows, credit constraints and financial crises. He has been the principal investigator in ESRC grants on The Macroeconomics of Capital Account Liberalization and Designing Monetary Policy for Developing and Developed Countries. His research has appeared in major international journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics and the Economic Journal.

Evi Pappa

Professor of macroeconomics in the European University Institute since September 2011, currently on leave from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and also Research Professor of Barcelona GSE. After graduating from UPF, she was an assistant professor of economics at the LSE, 2001-2006, Bocconi University (Milan), 2004-2005, and UAB, 2005-2006. Her main research interests are International Macroeconomics and Monetary and Fiscal Policy. Given Evi’s interest in monetary policy analysis, she has been a visiting researcher in many Central Banks, like the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and the Riksbank (Sweden). She is a member of the Applied Macroeconomics Network (Amen), is a MOVE (Markets Organizations and Voting in Economics) Research Fellow and a Research Affiliate with Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). She has received the IGIER Scholarship for Young Researchers in 2003-2004, and the Paolo Baffi Fellowship in 2008 and the Ramon Areces scholarship in 2010. She has published in international journals such as Journal of Monetary Economics, International Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics and Economic Policy.

Tao Zha

Tao Zha is Director of the Center for Quantitative Economic Research in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Professor of Economics at Emory University. His major fields of study are macroeconomics and econometrics. Dr. Zha has served on the editorial board for several journals and published in many journals.

Dr. Zha was borned in 1962. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1993 and earned his master's degree in economics from Washington State University in 1988. He received a master's degree in statistics from the Southwestern University of Economics and Finance and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Chengdu University of Technology and Sciences in 1982.