Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, USA. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information. He is currently the President of the International Economic Association (2011-2014).
Justin Yifu Lin is honorary dean and professor of National School of Development at Peking University, China. From 2008-2012, he served as Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank. His many books include Demystifying the Chinese Economy, the Quest for Prosperity, and the New Structural Economics. He is a corresponding fellow of British Academy and a fellow of the World Academy of Sciences for the Developing World
Ebrahim Patel is the South African Minister of Economic Development. He studied at the University of the Western Cape.