Angus Deaton is Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and Economics Department of Princeton University. His areas of expertise include applied econometrics and the analysis of household behavior. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society and was the first recipient of the Society’s Frisch Medal for applied econometrics. He served as a member of the panel on poverty measurement of the National Research Council.

Erwin Diewert is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Statistics Canada Services Advisory Committee, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and chairman of the Statistics Canada Advisory Committee on Prices. His fields of interest include microeconomic theory, mathematical economics, international trade, public finance, measurement economics and accounting, nonparametric estimation and smoothing methods. He has published extensively on topics relating to theory and development of price indexes.

Claudia Goldin is Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where she is director of the Development of the American Economy Program. She is currently an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences and of the Econometric Society. Her research has focused on historical analyses of the female labor force, slavery, immigration, education, and economic inequality. She is best known for Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women and is the editor of numerous volumes including The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century.

Zvi Griliches was Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University. His fields of interest included the economics of research and technological change, econometric methods, rates of return to investment in education, the measurement of quality bias in price indexes, and patent statistics. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and served as a member of the Committee on National Statistics. He also served on the Advisory Commission to Study the Consumer Price Index, established by the Senate Finance Committee.

Christopher Jencks is Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. His recent research has dealt with changes in the material standard of living over the past generation, homelessness, welfare reform, the black-white test score gap, and poverty measurement. His book credits include The Academic Revolution (with David Riesman), Inequality, Who

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