Joseph E. Aldy is a fellow at Resources for the Future and codirector of the Harvard University Project on International Climate Agreements. His research focuses on climate policy, mortality risk valuation, and energy policy. He is also codirector of the International Energy Workshop and an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University. From 1997 to 2000, he served on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, where he was responsible for domestic and international climate change policy. He participated in bilateral and multilateral conferences and meetings on climate policy in Argentina, Bolivia, China, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Israel, Mexico, and Uzbekistan, including the Conference of Parties (COP)-4, COP-5, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the International Energy Agency. He coedited (with Robert Stavins) Architectures for Agreement: Addressing Global Climate Change in the Post-Kyoto World (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
William Antholis is the managing director of Brookings. He has been a senior adviser on foreign security and economic policy at the National Security Council and the State Department, and was director of studies at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a U.S. grant-making and public policy institution devoted to strengthening transatlantic cooperation. He has been an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations and a visiting fellow at the Center of International Studies at Princeton University. In 1991, he cofounded the Civic Education Project, a nonprofit organization that supports Western-trained social science instructors at universities in nineteen Central and Eastern European countries.
Jagdish Bhagwati is university professor at Columbia University and a senior fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been economic policy adviser to Arthur Dunkel, director-general of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (1991–93), special adviser to the United [End Page 177] Nations on globalization, and external adviser to the World Trade Organization, where he served on the expert group on the organization's future. He was on the advisory committee to UN secretary-general Kofi Annan for the New Partnership for Africa's Development process, and was also a member of the eminent persons' group under the chairmanship of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso on the future of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Five volumes of his scientific writings and two of his public policy essays have been published by the MIT Press. He has been the recipient of six festschrifts, and he has also received several prizes and honorary degrees, including awards from the governments of India (Padma Vibhushan) and Japan (the Order of the Rising Sun and the Gold and Silver Star). His latest book, In Defense of Globalization (Oxford University Press, 2004), was published to worldwide acclaim.
Jason E. Bordoff is policy director of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative housed at the Brookings Institution committed to promoting more broadly shared prosperity. He has written on a broad range of economic policy matters, with a focus on climate and energy, trade and globalization, and tax policy. His publications include Path to Prosperity (Brookings Institution Press 2008, with Jason Furman) and several journal articles, book chapters, op eds and policy papers. He is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Association of Marshall Scholars. He is a member of the New York and Washington, D.C., bar associations. He previously served as an adviser to Deputy Secretary Stuart E. Eizenstat at the U.S. Treasury Department, and worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co. in New York. He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was treasurer and an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also holds an MLitt degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar, and a BA from Brown University.
Nils Axel Braathen is a principal administrator in the Environment Directorate of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where he has worked since 1996. He is currently working on environmentally related taxes, the valuation of environmental externalities, the environmental effects of transport, and a...