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Randall Akee is an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and American Indian Studies at UCLA. A microeconomist, Akee studies labor economics, economic development, and migration among Native Americans, First Nations, Native Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians.
Anup Malani is an economist who holds professorships at the University of Chicago’s law school and medical school. He also holds research positions at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Azzeddine Azzam is a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Azzam has worked in the field for about 34 years, and his teaching and research interests include microeconomics and agricultural and natural resource economies.
Una Osili is a professor of philanthropy and economics at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is also the associate dean of the school’s research and international programs. In 2017, Osili testified before the Senate foreign relations committee on the role of philanthropy and remittances in foreign aid.
David C. Kang is the Maria Crutcher Professor in International Relations and a professor of international relations, business and East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Southern California. He is director of the school’s Korean Studies Institute and Center for International Studies.
Lawrence Yun is the chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR). He directs research activity for NAR, creating forecasts and participating in economic forecasting panels, including the Blue Chip Council and the Wall Street Journal Forecasting Survey.
Ankit Panda is the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is an expert in the Asia-Pacific region, with research interests in nuclear strategy, arms control, missile defense, nonproliferation, emerging technologies and U.S. extended deterrence.
Luisa Blanco is a professor at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, where she teaches the core course on macroeconomic policy. Her research in Latin America concentrates on economic development and international policy-making. In the United States, Blanco studies household finance and financial planning, with a focus on minorities.
Amy Liu is vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program and the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy at the Brookings Institution. She is an expert on cities and metropolitan areas.
Tony Villamil is founder and principal of the Washington Economics Group (WEG), a Florida-based economic consulting practice. His areas of expertise include the economy of Florida, U.S. economic policy, and Latin American and Caribbean economies. The firm serves companies, real estate developers, higher education institutions, school systems, financial entities, state and local governments, and other organizations.
Sung Won Sohn is a professor of finance and economics at Loyola Marymount University and president of SS Economics, an economic consulting firm. His interests include the international economy, especially Pacific-Rim countries, and China’s impact on the global economy.
Margaret Simms is a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute. Previously, she was the Institute’s director of the Low-Income Working Families project. She is a nationally recognized expert on the economic well-being of African Americans.
Caroline Hoxby is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor in Economics at Stanford University. She is also the director of the Economics of Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Adriana Kugler is a Colombian/American economist and a professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Her research interests include labor markets and policy evaluation in developed and developing countries.
Humberto Barreto is a professor of economics and management at DePauw University. Part of his work is improving the teaching of economics using Microsoft Excel, and he is co-author of Introductory Econometrics Using Monte Carlo Simulation with Microsoft Excel (2006) and Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel (2008).
Raj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and director of Opportunity Insights. He is an expert in tax policy, unemployment insurance and education, and on using data to learn how to give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding later in life.
Manley Begay is a professor in the Applied Indigenous Studies department and the department of politics and international affairs at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University. He is also director of the Tribal Leadership Initiative in the Office of Native American Initiative at NAU.
George J. Borjas is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics.
Farai Chideya is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience combining media, technology and diversity. She is creator and host of the podcast Our Body Politic and a program officer with the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression team.
Imara Jones is the creator of TransLash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling and narrative project that aims to shift the current culture of hostility toward transgender people in the U.S.
Glenn Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and a professor of economics at Brown University. His expertise lies in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics and the economics of race and inequality.
William Spriggs is chief economist to the AFL-CIO and a professor and former chair of economics at Howard University. He is a former assistant secretary for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor. Spriggs’ economic expertise lies in workforce issues, labor, tax and public policy.
Melissa Bradley is a co-founder of Ureeka, a platform for small-business entrepreneurs to access resources and educational tools. She founded 1863 Ventures, an accelerator for Black and brown entrepreneurs, and co-founded Sidecar Social Finance, a social impact agency that provides impact investing advisory and capital services.
William Michael Cunningham is an economist, investment analyst and a strong advocate for crowdfunding. He is the author of the entrepreneurial advice book The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups and founder of MinorityFinance.com, CreativeInvest.com and BlackCrowdFunding.net. He is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University as well.
William M. Rodgers III is a professor of public policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. He is an expert in labor economics and the economics of social problems, and chair of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad is the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Chief of Race, Wealth and Community. He oversees the NCRC’s National Training Academy, Housing Counseling Network, DC Women’s Business Center and the Racial Economic Equity Team.
Lisa D. Cook is a professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University. She was the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College, and received a second B.A. in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Maria Marta Ferreyra (fuh-RAY-ruh) is a senior economist at the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Bank. She was previously a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University. At the World Bank she is co-leading a comprehensive study on higher education in Latin America.
Mark Hugo Lopez is the director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center. He leads planning of the center’s research agenda on international demographic trends, international migration, U.S. immigration trends and the U.S. Latino community. He is an expert on immigration globally and in the U.S., world demography, U.S.
Hyepin Im is the founder, president and CEO of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) (previously known as Korean Churches for Community Development), a nonprofit that works nationally to connect local Korean and Asian-American immigrant communities with the private and public institutions that affect their lives politically and economically.
Dr. Raynard Kington is the Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. Previously, Kington served as the president of Grinnell College from 2010 to 2020. Kington’s research interests are in “socioeconomics and race and how they impact health and health care.” Kington holds a bachelor’s of science and an M.D.
Julianne Malveaux is an economist, commentator, author and academic. She has appeared on a wide range of television networks such as CNN, PBS, NBC and Fox News to speak about economics and social issues. She has written several books, including Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History (2010).