Naomi Klein is a Canadian author and social activist known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization. She is best known for No Logo, a book that went on to become an international bestseller, and The Shock Doctrine, a critical analysis of the history of neoliberal economics.
Richard Parker is an economist from the United States and a lecturer in public policy and senior fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. In 2009 he was invited by former Greek Primer Minister George Papandreou to participate in a group of experts who would analyse the Greek deficit and offer consultancy services to the government.
As a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA (1999 – today), Michael Ash worked with his graduate student Thomas Herndon on revealing the fatal errors of the Reinhart-Rogoff paper, which supported the austerity policies in Europe and North America.
An English sociologist and political scientist, Colin Crouch is currently professor of governance and public management at the business school of Warwick University, UK. He has coined the post-democracy concept in 2000 in his book "Coping with Post-Democracy". He further elaborated the concept in his book "Post-Democracy". In 2013 he authored "Making Capitalism Fit For Society".
A graduate student in economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Thomas Herndon is known for critiquing "Growth in a Time of Debt", a widely cited academic paper by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff supporting the austerity policies implemented by governments in Europe and North America in the early 21st century. His research in 2013 concluded these measures may not have been necessary.
Herndon proved the Reinhart-Rogoff paper contained multiple errors, provoking widespread international interest and embarrassment for austerity policymakers. The findings have been described as "shocking" and as having rocked the economics world.
Yanis Varoufakis is a Professor of Economic Theory at the Department of Business and Finance at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens. He is an active participant in the current debates on the global and European crisis, the author of The Global Minotaur and a private consultant for Valve Corporation.
Seraphim Seferiades is an Associate Professor of Politics at the Panteion University of Social and Political Science, Athens and Life Member in Politics and History at the University of Cambridge (CLH). His work spans European and Greek labour and social history, contentious politics and social science methodology.