Javier Santiso is a leading specialist on emerging markets and on Latin America in particular. He is a professor of economics at the ESADE Business School (Madrid) and director of the ESADE Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics He was formerly Director and Chief Economist at the OECD Development Centre. In 2009 he was recognized as one of the Young Global leaders by the World Economic Forum and in 2010 he was named one of the most influential intellectuals by Foreign Policy.
Jeff Dayton-Johnson is a development economist who has worked extensively on Latin America as well as other parts of the developing world. He is an associate professor of international trade and development at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. His published research covers many areas, including international migration, inequality, fiscal policy, natural disasters, foreign aid, social cohesion, cultural policy, irrigation, and local management of natural resources.