Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics at Harvard University
Prof. Pol Antràs is Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics where he is
teaching since 2003. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of
Economic Research (NBER) where he served as Director of International Trade
and Organization Working Group. He is also a Research Affiliate at Centre of
Economic Policy Research and is a member of CESifo’s Research Network.
Professor Antràs’ research fields include international economics and
applied theory. One of his recent works is focuses on the analysis of global
value chains and on the interplay between trade, inequality and costly
Since 2015, Prof. Antràs has served as the editor of the Quarterly Journal
of Economics. Previously, he was on the editorial board of the Annual Review
of Economics, the American Economic Review, the Journal of International
Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, among other journals. He was
awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2007, Fundación banco
Ferrero Prize in 2009 among other distinctions. He was also elected Fellow
of the Econometric Society in 2015.
Professor Antràs received his B.A. and M.Sc. in Economics from Universitat
Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He completed his PhD from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in 2003. His research provided the workhorse model
to study firm’s global sourcing strategies, which led to the emergence of a
voluminous literature on empirical trade and applied theory.
Low Tuck Kwong
Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Business
School, Professor of Economics and Real Estate at the National University of
Professor Sumit Agarwal is Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Professor of
Finance at the Business School and a Professor of Economics and Real Estate
at the National University of Singapore. Previously he held positions as
Professor of Finance at Georgetown University, senior financial economist in
the research department of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a senior vice
president and credit risk management executive in the Small Business
Solutions Group of Bank of America.
Prof. Agarwal's research interests include issues relating to financial
institutions, household finance, behavioral finance, international finance,
real estate markets, urban economics and capital markets. He has published
over fifty research articles in various reputed journals viz. American
Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Political
Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Financial Economics.
His writings were also featured on various media outlets like BBC, CNBC and
Fox. He runs a blog on household financial decision making called Smart
Prof. Agarwal has won various prestigious awards like the Distinguished
Alumni Achievement Award at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee,
Outstanding Researcher Award at the National University of Singapore, the
Paul Samuelson TIAA-CREF certificate of excellence and many more.
Prof. Agarwal has a Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science and a Master in
Economics from University of Wiskonsin. He is a PhD in Financial Economics
from the same University.
Jeffrey H. Harris
Gary D. Cohn Goldman Sachs Chair in Finance Professor,
Department of Finance and Real Estate, American University
Professor Jeffrey H. Harris is the Gary Cohn Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in
Finance at the Kogod School of Business at American University. With an
extensive background in market microstructure and regulatory issues, Dr.
Harris has served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading
Commission. He also has prior experience as Visiting Academic at the Nasdaq
Stock Market and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Prof. Harris is an eminent researcher and his research works has found its
place in highly reputed journals like the Energy Journal, Financial
Management, The Financial Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of
Futures Markets, the Journal of Investment Management, the Journal of
Financial Economics, the Journal of Futures Markets, the Review of Futures
Markets, the Review of Financial Studies among others.
He has held faculty appointments at various reputed institutions such the
Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University where he was the Dean’s
Chair in Finance, the Collins Chair of Finance in the Cox School of Business
at Southern Methodist University (visiting), at the University of Delaware,
at the University of Notre Dame and at The Ohio State University. Prof.
Harris received his B.A. in Physics and MBA from the University of Iowa and
his Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University.