Peter Neary is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow of Merton College Oxford. He has held full-time positions at Trinity College Dublin and at University College Dublin where he was Professor of Political Economy. He is currently President of the Royal Economic Society and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His main research field is international trade theory, where he has worked on short- to long-run adjustment, the economics of resource-rich economies (especially the "Dutch Disease"), trade and industrial policy and the implications of imperfect competition (especially oligopoly) for trade and globalisation, among other topics. He has also written on consumer theory (including rationing and index numbers), industrial organisation (including the economics of research and development) and macroeconomics (including international macro theory and Irish economic policy).
Aviv Nevo is George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss Professor in the University of Pennsylvania. He has held full-time positions in Northwestern University, where he was the Robert E. and Emily King Professor in Business Institutions in the Department of Economics and Professor in Marketing in the Kellogg School of Management. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a research associate of NBER, an international research fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, and co-editor of the RAND Journal of Economics. He has served as chief economist in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. His research focuses on estimating the demand for consumer packaged goods and the implications for price competition, mergers, and marketing. He has also done research in the areas of health economics, health care, telecom, and real estate.
Xavier Vives is Professor of Economics and Finance, Abertis Chair of Regulation, Competition and Public Policy, and academic director of the Public-Private Research Center at IESE Business School. He has held full-time positions at INSEAD and at the Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica, CSIC. He is currently the President of EARIE, a Research Fellow of CESifo, a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the European Economic Association and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He was member of the Advisory Board for Economic Recovery of the Government of Catalonia ands a Special Advisor to the Vicepresident of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition. His fields of interest are industrial organization and regulation, the economics of information, and banking and financial economics. He has worked on dynamic rivalry, innovation and competition, banking crisis and regulation, information and financial markets and competition policy, amond other areas.