H. Spencer Banzhaf is a Fellow in the Quality of the Environment Division at Resources for the Future. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Duke University in 2001. His historical interests include twentieth-century welfare economics and policy analysis, and economic thought in the Enlightenment.
Bradley W. Bateman teaches writing and economics at Grinnell College. He is the author, most recently, of Keynes's Uncertain Revolution (1996).
Marcel Boumans lectures on methodology and the history of economics at the University of Amsterdam. His field of research is marked by three Ms: models, mathematics, and measurement. His recent publications include "Built-In Justification," which appears in Models as Mediators (edited Mary S. Morgan and Margaret Morrison; Cambridge University Press, 1999), and "Lucas and ArtificialWorlds," in New Economics and Its History (edited by John B. Davis; Duke University Press, 1998).
Flavio Comim is a research associate at Von Hugel Institute, St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1999; his thesis was titled "Common Sense Economics: Essays on the Role of Common Sense in the History of Economic Thought." His areas of research are the history of economic thought and development economics (with an emphasis on poverty issues). His most recent works include "Marshall and the Role of Common Sense in Complex Systems," in Complexity and the History of Economic Thought (edited by David Colander; Routledge, 2000); "Keynes' Common-Sense Economics: A Criticism of Coates' Argument," in Keynes, Post-Keynesianism, and Political Economy (edited by Claudio Sardoni and Peter Kriesler; Routledge, 2000); and "The Scottish [End Page 371] Tradition in Economics and the Role of Common Sense in Adam Smith's Thought," forthcoming in the Review of Political Economy.
Michael E. Dowell is a graduate student at the University of California at Davis. He is also a lecturer at California State University, Sacramento, where he teaches courses in macroeconomics and the history of economic thought. His research interests are in the history of economic thought, macroeconomics, and monetary economics.
Kevin D. Hoover is a professor of economics at the University of California at Davis. He is the author of numerous articles on macroeconomics, monetary economics, economic methodology, and the philosophy of science. His most recent books are Causality in Macroeconomics and The Methodology of Empirical Macroeconomics (both Cambridge University Press, 2001). He is president-elect of the History of Economics Society, immediate past chair of the International Network for Economic Method, and an editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology.
Thomas M. Humphrey is a vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he has worked for the past thirty-one years. He is the longtime editor of and frequent contributor to the bank's Economic Quarterly. His main research interest is the history of monetary theory and policy.
Franck Jovanovic is a research fellow in economics at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and is a member of the research group GRESE. He is finishing a dissertation on the history of the random walk model in finance.
Judy L. Klein is professor of economics at Mary Baldwin College. She is the author of Statistical Visions in Time: A History of Time Series Analysis, 1662-1938 (Cambridge University Press, 1997). Her research interests include the experience and comprehension of seasonal commercial rhythms and the post-World War II nexus of economics, statistics, and control engineering.
Martin C. Kohli, after majoring in philosophy at Northwestern University, joined the Bureau of Labor Statistics in New York City in 1979. In 1984 he heard Wassily Leontief describe the serendipitous early days of his relationship with the BLS. Mr. Kohli earned his Ph.D. at the New School, where he used input-output tables to analyze trade between the United States and Japan. From 1990 through 1992 he was the assistant director of Governor Mario Cuomo's Commission on Competitiveness. In 1993 and 1994 he represented the New York State Department of Economic Development at public forums on economic and telecommunications policy, and in 1995 he rejoined the BLS. He has taught microeconomics, international trade, and quantitative methods at several colleges in the New York area. [End...