Emmanuel Saez is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth at the University of California Berkeley. His research focuses on tax policy and inequality both from theoretical and empirical perspectives. He has constructed long-run historical series of income and wealth inequality in the United States that have been widely discussed in the public debate. He received his PhD in Economics from MIT in 1999. He was awarded the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association in 2009 and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010.
Gabriel Zucman is a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the accumulation, distribution, and preservation of wealth, in a global and historical perspective. He is the author of the Hidden Wealth of Nations: the Scourge of Tax Havens, translated into 17 languages. Before teaching at Berkeley, he was a professor of at the London School of Economics. He earned his PhD from the Paris School of Economics in 2013. He was awarded the Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in 2017 and the French Economic Association award for best PhD dissertation in 2014.