David A. Westbrook

David A. Westbrook is Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.

He is the author of Out of Crisis: Rethinking Our Financial Markets and City of Gold: An Apology for Global Capitalism in a Time of Discontent.
Faculty webpage

Nick Krafft

Nick Krafft is an analyst at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and previously worked at the Brookings Institution’s Africa Growth Initiative.

He studied Economics at the University of Notre Dame, where he and his peers started the Open Economics blog.

Richard Whelan

Richard Whelan, an Irish chartered accountant, has worked for 40 years in financial services.

His work focuses on financial and physical security in the European environment.

He is an active member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Belgian Royal Institute for International Relations.

Grazia Ietto-Gillies

Grazia Ietto-Gillies is Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at London South Bank University and Visiting Research Professor at Birkbeck University of

One of the WEA initiators, she now chairs the Conference Organization Committee (COC).

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