Edmund Fitzgerald

    Edmund Valpy Fitzgerald, from the United Kingdom, is Professor of International Development Finance, Oxford University and Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford. Until recently, he served as Head of the Department of International Development, Oxford University. Engaged in research and publication on global capital flows, open economy macroeconomics, emerging market economies and international tax cooperation, Professor Fitzgerald has acted as adviser to a number of governments (including the UK and Mexico), international institutions (including the UN and the OECD) and civil society agencies (including Oxfam and TJN).

        Eva Joly

        Eva Joly, born in Oslo, was elected in 2009 as a French member of the European Parliament. After having chaired the Development Committee of the European Parliament in the last legislature, Eva Joly is now Vice-Chair of the Special Committee Taxe rulings, member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, the delegation for relations with Afghanistan and the delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean. She is also substitute member of the Committee on Economic Monetary Affairs and of the delegation for the relations with the Mashreq countries. (more…)

            Ifueko Omoigui Okauru

            Mrs. Ifueko M. Omoigui Okauru, MFR* is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Practitioner and Management Consultant. A graduate of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, Imperial College, London and Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, she is the part-owner and Chief Executive Officer of Compliance Professionals Plc., Nigeria. She is also currently engaged as an associate with the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) undertaking research in Leadership, Social Enterprise, Culture and the Nigerian Nation. (more…)

                José Antonio Ocampo

                José Antonio Ocampo is Professor and Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration in the School of International and Public Affairs, Member of the Committee on Global Thought and co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. He is also Chair of the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). He has occupied numerous positions at the United Nations and his native Colombia, including UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Minister of Finance, Minister of Agriculture and Direction of the National Planning Office of Colombia. In 2012 he was one of the two candidates from developing countries for President of the World Bank. (more…)

                    Joseph E. Stiglitz

                    Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, the winner of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, and a lead author of the 1995 IPCC report, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton and chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank for 1997-2000. Stiglitz received the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded annually to the American economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the subject. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University, held the Drummond Professorship at All Souls College Oxford, and has also taught at M.I.T, Yale, Stanford, and Princeton. He is the author most recently of The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future. In 2011, Time named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

                        Léonce Ndikumana

                        Léonce Ndikumana is Professor of Economics and Director of the African Development Policy Program at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a Member of the United Nations Committee on Development Policy. His research covers issues of external debt and capital flight; financial markets and growth; macroeconomic policies for growth and employment; aid and social development; and the economics of conflict and civil wars in Africa. (more…)

                            M. Govinda Rao

                            M. Govinda Rao is an Emeritus Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. His past positions include Member of the Fourteenth Finance Commission, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (2003-13), Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore (1998-2002), and Fellow, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. (more…)

                                Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona

                                Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona is a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). From 2008 to 2014, Sepúlveda was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. Ms. Sepúlveda’s 20-year career at the intersection of poverty, development and human rights has bridged research and activism. She has worked as a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, as a staff attorney at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and as the Co-Director of the Department of International Law and Human Rights of the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in San José, Costa Rica. (more…)

                                    Manuel F. Montes

                                    Manuel F. Montes is Senior Advisor on Finance and Development at the South Centre in Geneva. He was previously Chief of Development Strategies, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) where he led the team that produced the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS). (more…)

                                        Rev. Suzanne Membe Matale

                                        Rev. Suzanne Membe Matale is Ordained Minister of the word and sacrament in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Currently, Rev. Matale is the General Secretary of the Council of Churches in Zambia, a membership umbrella organisation of mainline churches in Zambia. The vision of the Council is to promote justice, peace and dignity for all people. The work includes capacity building for churches to tackle inequalities in society; poverty, gender and development, social, political, and economic justice from a faith perspective. The Council also advocates for political/economic policy change in the nation to bring them in line with the urgent demands for positive change for the common good.


                                            Ajay Gupta

                                            Ajay Gupta, a contributing editor at Tax Analysts, is a tax attorney and financial economist with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. Before joining Tax Analysts, he practiced tax and securities law for several years in the U.S. and the U.K., counseling multinational enterprises, private equity firms, real estate investment trusts, and regulated utilities on domestic and cross-border transactions. (more…)

                                              Head Rapporteur

                                                Elise Bean

                                                Elise Bean graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University in 1978, and received a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982.  She served as a law clerk to the former Chief Judge of the U.S. Claims Court, Alex Kozinski, who later served as the Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She worked for two years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Frauds Section.  In 1985, she became counsel to Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) on the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  (more…)