Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times
The most important Europe-based foreign affairs correspondent.
Gideon Rachman is chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times. His new book, Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century concentrates on how the growing wealth of Asia nations is transforming the international balance of power.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC-Berkeley
Leading expert on artificial intelligence, robotics, and ways of getting and using biological data.
Stuart Russell is a pioneer in the understanding and uses of artificial intelligence (AI), its long-term future, and its relation to humanity. He also is a leading authority on robotics and bioinformatics.
2016 Nobel Prize in Economics
Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics, MIT
Nobel Prize-winning understanding of incentives and for practical contributions to the design of contracts.
Bengt R. Holmström won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics (with Oliver Hart) for his work on contract theory. He is best known for developing concrete answers to practical questions in designing good contracts, especially as regards risks and incentives.
Professor of Economics and Distinguished Scholar at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics.
2011 Gerald Loeb Award winner for Commentary — New York Times.
As one of the world’s premier economists, Paul Krugman speaks on the leading issues of the day, focusing on the European financial crisis and the world economy.