Susan Helper - (Co-Chair)
Susan Helper is the Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics at Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. She served as the Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2013 to 2015, and as Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors in 2012-2013. Her research focuses on how global supply chains affect regional development and innovation. Dr. Helper has extensive NRC experience, serving most recently on the Committee on Strategic Long-Term Participation by DOD in its Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (2019). She also served on the workshop planning committees for Manufacturing USA (2017) and Manufacturing USA Revisited (2018), on the Committee on Manufacturing, Design, and Innovation (2012-2014), and the Committee on 21st Century Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program of NIST (2011-2012). She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University and her B.A. from Oberlin College.
Wolfgang Keller - (Co-Chair)
Wolfgang Keller is Professor of Economics and Director of the McGuire Center at the University of Colorado – Boulder. His interests are in international trade & investment and economic development, and the international diffusion of technological knowledge. He also has recent work, funded by the National Science Foundation, on comparative development in China and Europe. He has been a resident scholar at the IMF's Research Department, as well as an advisor at the World Bank, where currently he is working on a project that focuses on the micro structure of foreign direct investment. He is member of both NBER and CEPR, and his research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, as well as other journals. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Freiburg.
Nadim Ahmad is the Head of the Trade and Competitiveness Statistics Division of the OECD’s Statistics and Data Directorate, where he leads the Directorate’s work on globalization, productivity, entrepreneurship, and competitiveness. He is also leading the OECD’s work on the measurement of global value chains and especially women in the global value chains with a special emphasis on developing economies and different kinds of inequalities.
He has produced a number of publications and papers in the fields of the National Accounts, Entrepreneurship, the Digital Economy, the Informal Economy, Productivity, Capital Measurement, Input-Output analyses, Intellectual Property Products, Globalization and Trade in Value-Added, reflecting 25 years’ experience in official statistics. Prior to joining the OECD in 2000, Mr. Nadim conducted Ph.D. research for the UK Admiralty Research Establishment before joining the UK’s Finance Ministry in 1993 and the UK’s Office for National Statistics in 1996.
Davin Chor is an associate professor of business administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a chair in Dartmouth’s academic cluster on globalization, which studies the far-reaching repercussions of globalization on world markets, governments, trade, and society. Professor Chor’s current research focuses on international trade, political economy, and economic history. On leave from the National University of Singapore where he is an associate professor of economics, Dr. Chor has published research on measuring the upstreams and downstreams in global value chains, in modelling global value chains, and in measuring production and trade flows. Dr. Chor received his Ph.D. in economics in 2007, and his A.M. in statistics and his A.B. in economics in 2000, from Harvard University.
Eduardo Morales is assistant professor of economics at Princeton University, a position held since 2013. Prior to Princeton, Dr. Morales was assistant professor of economics at Columbia University, and prior to that a Fellow in International Economics at Princeton University. He researches topics such as innovation in the global firm, the segregation of urban consumption patterns, changes in export behavior, and the effects of international trade and technology on occupational inequality. As a young scholar, Dr. Morales has received honors in his teaching and scholarship from Harvard University and the Spanish Ministry of Education, and is associate editor of two economic journals. He received his Ph.D. and master’s degree in economics from Harvard University, and his B.A. in economics and law from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.