prof. dr. Saskia Sassen
Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University. She is the author of several books (translated into over 20 languages) and the recipient of diverse awards and mentions, ranging from multiple doctor honoris causa to named lectures and being selected as one of the top global thinkers on diverse lists. Most recently she was awarded the Principe de Asturias 2013 Prize in the Social Sciences and made a member of the Royal Academy of the Sciences of Netherland. Her new book is Expulsions (Harvard University Press 2014), which has recently come out in over ten translations.
prof. dr. Juan Camilo Cárdenas
Prof. Juan Camilo Cárdenas is professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. The focus of his work lies with the analysis and design of institutions (rules of the game) that promote cooperation among individuals and the solution of social dilemmas in the most fair, efficient, equitable, democratic and sustainable manner possible. His specific research interests are economic decisions and institutions (prosociality , cooperation, trust), experimental and behavioral economics, environmental economics and natural Resources (communal resources, inequality, incentives , institutions), and applied microeconomics.
prof. dr. Jane Humphries
Jane Humphries is Professor of Economic History and a Fellow of All Souls College Oxford. Her research interests include labor markets, industrialization, the links between the family and the economy, and the causes and consequences of economic growth and structural change. She has also published extensively on gender, the family and the history of women’s work. Her prize-winning paper on women’s use of common lands in early industrial Britain combines her interest in the management of common resources and the household economy. Her monograph, Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution (CUP 2011), involved a bold and innovative use of working-class memoir, a methodology that she developed further in the BBC4 documentary, ‘The Children Who Built Victorian Britain’, which she co-wrote and presented. She has been editor of the Economic History Review, President of the Economic History Society and Vice-President of the Economic History Association. Currently, she is involved in three different international research projects.