Ricardo Ffrench-Davis (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Professor of Economics at the University of Chile. Founding member of CIEPLAN, he later joined the Chilean Central Bank (1990-1992). He has taught at Oxford University, Boston University, Stanford, Universidad Complutense (Madrid), and other higher education centers in Spain, France, Italy, and Sweden. He is author of a large number of publications. His list of books includes:Economic Reforms in Chile: From Dictatorship to Democracy (2002); Chile entre el neoliberalismo y el crecimiento con equidad (2004); Reformas para América Latina después del fundamentalismo neoliberal (2005); Macroeconomía, comercio y finanzas para reformar las reformas (1999). He is author or coauthor of 21 books and more than 130 technical essays on the international economy, economic development, and the economies of Chile and Latin America. His works have been translated into 9 languages in more than 20 countries and he has been part of editorial boards in El Trimestre Económico, Latin American Research Review, Revue d'Economie du Developpement, Revista del Banco Central de Chile, Quórum de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and Foreign Affairs en español. Ffrench-Davis has collaborated with various magazines: Revista Mensaje, Revista Hoy, Política y Espíritu, Nueva Sociedad, Problemes d'Amerique Latine, Politica Internazionale, Revue du Tier Monde, Siete+7, Third World Quarterly, and Comercio Exterior de México.
Jonathan Conning (Ph.D., Yale University) is an Associate Professor of Economics at Hunter College and The Graduate Center and an affiliate at NYU's Financial Access Initiative. His research interests center on microeconomics and the economics of property rights and contracts in development, trade and political economy. His writing has explored the structure and operation of rural financial markets (in Chile and elsewhere), microfinance and social investment, agrarian organization, property rights reforms, and economic history. Raised in Chile, he has remained a regular visitor to the country, on several occasions as a visiting researcher or Fulbright Scholar at the University of Chile's, Centro de Economia Aplicada.