Keynote Speakers
NYU, Center for Urban Science + Progress (CUSP) and Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Dr Julia Lane is a Professor at CUSP, and at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She also serves as a Provostial Fellow for Innovation Analytics and Senior Fellow at NYU’s GovLab. As part of the CUSP team, Dr Lane works with the research team to build the CUSP Data User Facility.
Previous to this, Julia was a Senior Managing Economist and Institute Fellow at American Institutes for Research. In this role, Julia established the Center for Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program and co-founded the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) at the University of Michigan. Julia has held positions at the National Science Foundation, The Urban Institute, The World Bank, American University and NORC at the University of Chicago.
In these positions, Julia has led many initiatives, including co-founding the UMETRICS and STAR METRICS programs at the National Science Foundation. She conceptualized and established a data enclave at NORC/University of Chicago. This provides a confidential, protected environment within which authorized researchers can access sensitive microdata remotely and provides data producers with a secure dissemination platform. She also initiated and led the creation and permanent establishment of the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Program at the U.S. Census Bureau. This program began as a small two year ASA Census Bureau fellowship and evolved into the first large-scale linked employer-employee dataset in the United States. It is now a permanent Census Bureau program with appropriated funds of $11 million per year.
Julia has published over 70 articles in leading economics journals and authored or edited ten books. She is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of the American Statistical Association.  She has been the recipient of over $50 million in grants; from foundations such as the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the National Institutes of Health; from government agencies such as the Departments of Commerce, Labor, and Health and Human Services in the U.S., the ESRC in the U.K., and the Department of Labour and Statistics New Zealand in New Zealand, as well as from international organizations such as the World Bank. Julia is the recipient of the 2014 Julius Shiskin award and the 2014 Roger Herriot award.
Julia received her PhD in Economics and Master’s in Statistics from the University of Missouri.
Boston University
Robert G. King is Professor of Economics at Boston University, having previously held professorial positions at the University of Rochester (1978-1993) and University of Virginia (1993-2000).  He is a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics.  He spent his childhood in Manchester, Connecticut; Jupiter, Florida; and Bethesda, Maryland.  At Brown University, he studied economics, mathematics and history while earning BA, MA and PhD degrees. Over the course of his career, he has taught macroeconomics, financial economics, and monetary economics to BA, MBA and PhD students. A resident of Lexington, Massachusetts, he is married to Marianne Baxter: they have three sons: Gavin, Ryan and Dylan. 
University of Queensland
Professor Menezes works in the fields of market design and auction theory, incentives, regulation and competition.
Flavio Menezes is a Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland. He joined the University of Queensland in June 2006 after more than a decade at the Australian National University, where amongst other responsibilities he was the Foundation Director of the Australian Centre of Regulatory Economics. Flavio was also a part-time Vice President with the Regulatory Economics and Public Policy Practice at CRA International in Canberra until May 2006 and a Senior Consultant until May 2007.
Flavio Menezes has published over 50 journal articles on the economics of auctions, competition and regulatory economics, industrial organisation, and market design. He is regarded as Australia's leading auction expert and author of a well-known textbook on auction theory published by Oxford University Press. Flavio Menezes has presented seminars and delivered lectures in America, Europe and in the Asia Pacific Region. He has lectured to both academic audiences and practitioners. His academic career has taken him to world-renowned institutions as a visitor. He is a Vice President of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland Branch), a member of editorial boards and associate editor of some international journals.
Professor Menezes has a rich consulting experience. Overseas consulting includes being the main advisor on the determination of a privatisation model for utilities, reviewing government procurement practices, and providing advice on electricity regulatory reform and competition issues in telecommunications, banking, health and dairy industries. Consulting experiences in Australia include advising the Federal Government, ACCC, IPART, QCA and the Victorian Government on market design issues in regulatory environments and providing economic advice to various private and public organisations on mergers, competition policy cases and regulatory issues in defence, energy, banking, health, transport and telecommunications.
School of Economics
Ralph-C Bayer joined the School of Economics 2002 after completing his PhD at the London School of Economics. Professor Bayer has established AdLab -- the Adelaide Laboratory for Experimental Economics, one of the first experimental laboratories for Economics in Australia. Professor Bayer currently is the director of AdLab.
Professor Bayer's research has been published in leading Economics Journals. He has presented his work at numerous conferences and invited seminars all around the world.
Professor Bayer is currently serving as one of the two editors of the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.