Keynote Speakers


Prof. Jacques Silber

Professor Jacques Silber

Biography:

Jacques Silber is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1975) and is a specialist of the measurement of income inequality and poverty as well as of the economics of discrimination and segregation in the labor market. He is the author of more than hundred scientific papers published in international academic journals and of several books, among which a Handbook on Income Inequality Measurement, The Measurement of Segregation and Discrimination in the Labor Force (with Yves Flückiger), The Many Dimensions of Poverty and Quantitative Approaches to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement (with Nanak Kakwani).

Jacques Silber was the founding Editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality (Springer) of which he was the Editor-in-Chief for seven years and is the Editor of a book series entitled Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being (Springer). He has also edited special issues of the Journal of Econometrics, Economica, World Development, the Review of Income and Wealth, Estudios Economicos and Research on Economic Inequality.

In 2011-2013 Jacques Silber was the President of ECINEQ, the (International) Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.

Almas Heshmati, Professor

Professor Almas Heshmati

Biography:

Almas Heshmati, Professor of Economics, Jönköping University, Sweden and Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, E-mail: almas.heshmati@gmail.com

Almas Heshmati is Professor of Economics at Jönköping University and Sogang University. He held similar positions at the Korea University, Seoul National University, University of Kurdistan Hawler, and the MTT Agrifood Research (Finland). He was Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), The United Nations University during 2001-2004. From 1998 until 2001, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. He has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Gothenburg (1994), where he held a Senior Researcher position until 1998. His research interests include applied microeconomics, globalization, development strategy, efficiency, productivity and growth with application to manufacturing and services. In addition to more than 150 scientific journal articles he has published books on EU Lisbon Process, Global Inequality, East Asian Manufacturing, Chinese Economy, Technology Transfer, Information Technology, Water Resources, Landmines, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Development Economics, World Values, Poverty and Economic Growth.

Professor Benson Honig

Professor Benson Honig

Biography:

Benson Honig (Ph.D. Stanford University) is the Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. Research interests include business planning, nascent entrepreneurship, transnational entrepreneurship, ethics in scholarship, social entrepreneurship, social capital, and entrepreneurship in transition environments.  He has published in leading academic journals (over 80 peer reviewed articles) and serves on six editorial boards, including the AMLE,JBV.JMS & ET&P. Past chair of the Academy of Management Ethics Education Committee, Ethicist blogger, has served on the Babson conference board and on the Entrepreneurship Division of AOM. He is a board member of the Africa Academy of Management.