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Andrew B. Abel

<>Andrew B. Abel is the Ronald A. Rosenfeld Professor of Finance at the Wharton School and professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his AB summa cum laude from Princeton University and holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Abel has published extensively on fiscal policy, capital formation, monetary policy, asset pricing, and social security–as well as serving on the editorial boards of numerous journals. He has been honored as the Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and a recipient of the John Kenneth Galbraith Award for teaching excellence. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the Advisory Board of the Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series.

Ben S. Bernanke Previously the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, Ben Bernanke received both the Allyn Young Prize for best Harvard undergraduate economics thesis and the John H. Williams prize for outstanding senior in the economics department. He went on to earn his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he has been honored as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Currently, he is Chairman and a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.


Dean Croushore is an associate professor of economics and Rigsby Fellow at the University of Richmond. Croushore served for fourteen years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, twelve of which as the head of the macroeconomics section. He has taught previously at Penn State University, Temple University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, and Princeton University.


Ron Kneebone is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary. From 2006 to 2009 he served as Director of the Institute for Advanced Policy Research at the University of Calgary.  Since 2009, when the IAPR was absorbed into the School of Public Policy, he has acted as Director of Economic & Social Policy Research in the School. Dr Kneebone’s research interests lay mainly in the areas of the macroeconomic aspects of public finances and fiscal federalism. His published research has dealt with issues pertaining to government budget financing in a federal state, the political economy of government deficit and debt reduction, the history of government fiscal and monetary relations in Canada and the characteristics of Canadian federal, provincial and municipal fiscal policy choices.