Claudio Ferraz holds a degree in Economics from the University of Costa Rica (1994, 'NULL'), a Master's in Economics from Boston University (1997) and a PhD from the University of California - Berkeley (2006). He is an associate professor in the economics department at PUC-Rio, and researcher associated with BREAD, E-GAP and J-PAL.
Vijayendra Rao is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He integrates his training in economics with theories and methods from anthropology, sociology and political science to study the social, cultural, and political context of extreme poverty in developing countries. Dr.
Yuhua Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University. He received his B.A. from Peking University and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His research has focused on the emergence of state institutions, with a regional focus on China.
Vincent Pons is an assistant professor of business administration in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a faculty affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). He studies questions in political economy and development.
Adriane Fresh is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. She received her PhD in Political Science at Stanford in 2017, and her MA in Economics at Stanford in 2015.