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Robert Barro is Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He was Distinguished Professor of Arts, Sciences and Economics at the University of Rochester and Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institute, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been ranked as the world's second most cited economist for the period 1975-85, when adjustment for age has been made.

Professor Barro's main research interests are in macroeconomics and economic growth. He has made fundamental contributions in developing the "new classical macroeconomics" and the implications of rational expectations. His paper on the Ricardian Equivalence Theorem was the most cited economics paper during the first decade after its publication.

Gregory Chow is the Class of 1913 Professor of Political Economy and Director of Econometric Research Program at Princeton University. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and Academia Sinica, and a fellow of the American Statistical Association and Econometric Society. He is also Honorary President of Lingnan University in China. He was President of the Society for Economic Dynamics and Control and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association.

Professor Chow advised former Prime Ministers and Chairmen of the Economic Planning and Development Council of the Executive Yuan in Taiwan on economic policy. He has also advised the Chinese State Education Committee and the Premier of the People's Republic of China on economic reform. Professor Chow is known for his research on econometric methods, dynamic optimization and the Chinese economy.

Anne O. Krueger is the Herald L. and Caroline L. Ritch Professor of Economics at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute. Before she joined the World Bank as its Vice-President (Economics and Research), she spent most of her career at the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Econometric Society, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and was President of the American Economic Association. In 1984, she received the Robertson Award of the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Krueger leads the Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, and is a leading expert on economic development and international trade and payments theory. She has published extensively in these areas and initiated a number of research programs on the economies of Turkey, Korea, and East Asian countries. Her current research interests also include political economy of U.S. trade policy.

Lawrence J. Lau is Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and was previously the Kwoh-ting Li Professor of Economic Development at Stanford University. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College of Cambridge University, and a Member of Academia Sinica. He is also a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Amongst his many professional activities, Professor Lau is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, a Research Advisor of the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Quantitative and Technical Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is also an Honorary Professor at the People's University, Qing Hua University, and Shantou University.

Professor Lau has made fundamental contributions to the estimation of production functions. He is a leading expert in econometrics and economic growth of newly industrialized nations.

Angus Maddison is Professor of Economics at the University of Groningen. Before he joined Groningen in 1978, he had a distinguished career at OEEC and OECD. He was Head of Economics Division in OEEC. In OECD, he was Assistant Director of its Development Department, Fellow of its Development Centre, Head of the Group for Economic Analysis and Resource Allocation and Central Analysis Division. He also served as the Director of the Research Project on Economic Growth and Policy in Developing Countries, Twentieth Century Fund, and worked as an economic advisor to Pakistan and Ghana for the Harvard Advisory Group. He is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association, Foreign Academician of the Russian Academic of Sciences in Economics and Business, Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Maddison's expertise is in economic history and economic development. He has written eighteen books and edited many more. Recently he has been interested in the history of economic development in Imperial China. Many of his books have been translated into several languages. His most recent book, The Chinese Economy in the Long Run, was published in 1997.

WU, Jinglian is Senior Research Fellow at the Development Research Center of the State Council, People's Republic of China. He is also Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Widely regarded as a leading authority on China's economic reform, Professor Wu is Editor in Chief of Gaige (Journal of Reform). From 1984 to 1989, he was Executive Director of the State Council of China's Development Research Center. He was a Visiting Professor at Stanford University and a Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford University.

Professor Wu's research interests are in theoretical economics, comparative institutional analysis, and theory and practice of China's economic reform. He has published many articles and books in Chinese, Russian and English.  
Siu Fai Leung

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