AMELIA U. SANTOS-PAULINO is Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki, Finland. Previously she was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, and Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Davis. She has served as a research economist at the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic and as an advisor to the Government of the Dominican Republic. She specialises in trade and development, with particular reference to developing and least developed countries, and her work has been published in several academic publications including the Economic Journal, and World Development. She has been a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), for the World Bank, and for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Kent, UK.
GUANGHUA WAN is a well-known China expert and applied economist, author of an expansive list of books and published papers in top refereed journals. His recent work focuses on inequality and poverty in China and elsewhere and has appeared in the Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Review of Development Economics. He is among the leading group of researchers to develop and apply the regression-based inequality decomposition framework. Dr Wan has served as a consultant to many international organizations and advises the Chinese government on rural development, income distribution, and science and technology policies. He is honorary professor of several leading universities in China including Fudan University and Zhejiang University.