JFVPISM's director is Jesús Fernandez-Villaverde, Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a visiting Professor at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Oxford, and Cambridge and a visiting scholar at several Federal Reserve Banks, the European Central Bank, and Bank of Spain. He is a member of NBER and CEPR, and a fellow of the Econometric Society. He is also a member of the editorial board of leading economic journals such as Econometrica, International Economic Review, and NBER Macroeconomics Annual. He has authored several books and over 60 scientific articles, with nearly 10,000 citations. For more information on him, visit his personal page.

FAThe academic director of PISM is Fernando Arteaga,  Senior Fellow at the Economics Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He has a PhD in Economics from George Mason University, and a Bachelor's degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His research agenda lies at the intersection between economic history, new institutional economics, and development economics. For more information on him, visit his personal page.

illOur 2021-2023 John and Daria Barry Postdoctoral Fellow is Iván Luzardo Luna. He got his PhD in Economic History at the London School of Economics. He also has a master in Economics from Georgetown University and completed an Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Germany), and a B.Sc. in Economics from Universidad del Norte (Colombia). His research focuses on labour economics, economic geography and economic growth. For more information on him, visit his personal page.