Dr Neha Prashar

Research Fellow · Aston University

Neha Prashar has worked in the areas of development, entrepreneurship, SMEs and productivity since joining the ERC in 2017.

Job Destruction Labour SMEs Productivity Development

David Y. Choi, Ph.D.

Professor of Entrepreneurship, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Director, Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship

New Venture Creation and Design Financing of Enterpreneurial Companies Management of High Tech Ventures Social Entrepreneurship Small Business

Fred Carstensen, Ph.D.

Professor · University of Connecticut

Professor Fred Carstensen is an expert in the areas of public policy, economic history and economics.

Finance Public Policy Economic History Economics

Lindsay Tedds

Associate Professor · University of Victoria

Associate Professor of economics with expertise in the design and implementation of tax policy.

Underground Economy Tax Avoidance Tax and Budget Policy Tax Second-hand Economy

Dr. Xenia Scheil-Adlung

UN Rep for Geneva · International Federation on Ageing

Dr. Xenia Scheil-Adlung is a UN Representative for Geneva / International Federation on Ageing

Decent Work for All International Health Partnerships Workforce shortages and other issues in the health and social sectors Economic impacts of social protection Social protection financing and coverage

T. William Lester, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Lester is an expert on the impact of minimum wage and living wage policies on urban economic development.

Economic Development Labor Market Institutions Living Wage Policies Minimum Wage Policies Labor Economics

Tyler Mulligan

Associate Professor of Public Law and Government and Director, Development Finance Initiative · UNC-Chapel Hill

Tyler Mulligan is an Associate Professor of Public Law and Government at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government.

Affordable Housing Code Enforcement (Minimum Housing Codes) Community Development Downtown Revitalization Economic Development

Ann E. Harrison

Bank of America Dean | Professor · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Renowned economist and dean of the Haas School of Business

India Emerging Markets Foreign Direct Investment Multinational Firms International Trade and Global Strategy

Jonathan S. Leonard

Professor | George Quist Chair in Business Ethics | Distinguished Teaching Fellow · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Workplace Regulation Affirmative Action Employee Incentives Job Creation

Ahu Yildirmaz, Ph.D.

Vice President, Head of ADP Research Institute · ADP

PhD economist with global background and insight on employment, big data, healthcare and workforce demographics

Big Data Business Intelligence Employment Jobs Creation Workforce Demographics

Wayne Roberts

principal · Will Work for Food Policy

engaging speaker; expert on food issues ; connects local food, jobs, health and environment

Local Food Production Sustainable Food Green Jobs Food Charters Community Organizing & Development

Catherine Wolfram

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Chair of the Faculty | Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Leading expert on energy and environmental economics

Energy policy and climate change Environmental Regulation Energy In The Developing World New Data Collection Techniques

Thomas Smith

Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Cultural Economics Economics of the Arts Economics of Sports Economics of Religion Urban and Real Estate Economics

Mario Lefebvre

Director, Centre for Municipal Studies · The Conference Board of Canada

City Hall 101: Find out what the latest research indicates as it relates to the economic and financial state of North American cities

The Economics of Cities Economic Analysis Centre for Municipal Studies

Dale Belman

Professor · Michigan State University

Professor Belman conducts research on unions and labor market regulation

Labor Relations Minimum-wage and Low-wage Work Puiblic-sector Employment Truckers and Trucking Construction Industry

Iglika Ivanova

Senior Economist and Public Interest Researcher · Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office

Iglika Ivanova is Senior Economist and Public Interest Researcher at the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Poverty Labour Economics Income Distribution Income Inequality Living Wage Policies

Deborah Cullinan

Chief Executive Officer · YBCA

Deborah is a leading advocate on the pivotal role artists & cultural organizations play in shaping our social & political landscape.

Nonprofit Management Civic Engagement COVID Recovery Unemployment Philanthropy

Michael C. Slattery

Professor and Chair, Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies · Texas Christian University

Mike has worked in diverse landscapes ranging from the Namib Desert in southern Africa to the cloud forests of Costa Rica.

Mercury Contamination from Coal-fired Power Plants Wind Research Rhino Conservation Human Impact to Coastal Plains, Rivers and Sediment Pathways

Mark Hart

Professor, Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Deputy Director, Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) Associate Director, Aston Centre for Growth · Aston University

Mark Hart has worked and published extensively in the areas of entrepreneurship, enterprise and small business development and policy.

Economic Performance Business Policy SMEs Small Business Entrepreneurship

Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.

Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

DeSimone’s lab uses nanotechnology to engineer new disease treatment approaches, as well as 3D printing to engineer novel medical devices.

3-D Printing Nanotechnology Innovation Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering