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Esko Aho has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the private sector and government service. Since 2008, he has led Nokia's government and public affairs function, overseeing the company's global policies and activities regarding sustainable development and social responsibility. He has been a member of the Nokia Leadership Team since 2009, stepping down from that role on August 31, 2012. Mr. Aho was prime minister of Finland from 1991 to 1995. He was elected to Parliament in 1983 and served on several key committees. He also served on the Nordic Council and the Finnish Delegation to the Council of Europe, is a former vice chairman of Liberal International, and was President of the Finnish Innovation Fund, SITRA, from 2004 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Aho is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) World Council and vice chair of ICC Finland, as well as a board member of the Technology Academy Finland. He also serves as a board member of Terveystalo and is vice chairman of the board of Technology Industries of Finland. He holds a master's in social science from the University of Helsinki. As a senior fellow, Mr. Aho will pursue research on the changing role of the state in maintaining welfare and global competitiveness.
Richard J. Balzer
Richard J. Balzer has worked globally as an organizational consultant focused on leadership, strategy, and organizational change for over thirty years. He has served as a coach and advisor to chief executives and board chairmen. His clients have included British Petroleum, Standard Chartered Bank, Goldman Sachs, NBC, and the NBA. Mr. Balzer has also worked with a number of unions including the United Auto Workers, the United Steelworkers, the International Machinist Union, and the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers promoting joint labor-management efforts. A writer and photographer, Mr. Balzer is the author of five books including Clockwork: Life In and Outside An American Factory, Next Door Down the Road and Around the Corner, and China Day By Day. He currently serves as the chairman of the Petra Foundation, an independent organization that identifies and awards grants to community-based leaders who work to address human rights and social justice issues throughout the United States. Mr. Balzer is a graduate of Cornell University and Yale Law School. As a senior fellow, he will explore the leadership skills required to steward major multi-nationals.
Tim Christian is Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the University of Vermont (UVM) and senior fellow at the center exploring the intersection of medicine, business, and government. He is currently involved in research that explores new approaches to medical fee structures, incentives, and insurance reimbursement strategies. He was a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic for many years before joining the faculty at UVM. He has published extensively in all aspects of medicine, ranging from basic science to clinical trials to editorials. He is a long-time teacher and clinician in addition to his career in research. Dr. Christian received his MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2011 where he focused on the global economics of health care. He received his medical degree from the Albany Medical College and undergraduate degree from Boston College. This fall, he will continue research on Bayesian Principles for insurance payouts and begin a new project on the impact of healthcare reform on large and small business.
Study Group on the Global Interface of Medicine, Business, and Government ____________________________________________________________________________
Justin Fox is editorial director of the Harvard Business Review Group and the author of The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street. He also writes a blog for hbr.org and is a contributor to Time magazine. Before joining HBR Group in 2010, he wrote a weekly column for Time and created the Curious Capitalist blog for Time.com. Previously, Mr. Fox spent more than a decade working as a writer and editor at Fortune magazine, where he covered economics, finance, and international business. As a senior fellow, he will conduct research for a new project on the art and science of prediction.
Christian Gollier is Director of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE). Prior to TSE, he held positions at the University of California at San Diego (postdoc in 1988-89), and at HEC Paris (assistant then associate professor, 1989-1994). He has published approximately 100 articles in economic journals, and is associate editor, editor, or co-editor of scientific journals such as the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, and Management Science. He has also published seven books on risk including The Economics of Risk and Time, MIT Press, winner of the 2001 Paul A. Samuelson Award. In October 2012, Princeton University Press will publish his new book entitled Pricing the Planet's Future. As a senior fellow, he will be researching a variety of topics concerning the economics of discounting under uncertainty.
Thomas J. Healey
Thomas Healey is a Partner at Healey Development LLC. He recently co-edited a book on the financial crisis based on papers presented at an M-RCBG conference. He was formerly adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School, where he taught the course in Financial Institutions and Markets. Mr. Healey joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1985 to create the Real Estate Capital Markets Group, and founded the Pension Services Group in 1990. He became a Partner in 1988, a Managing Director in 1996, and remains a Senior Director of Goldman Sachs. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Healey served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Domestic Finance under President Ronald Reagan. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, he spent eight years at Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., where he was head of the Corporate Finance Department. Mr. Healey has served on the U.S. Department of Labor's ERISA Advisory Council, and was a Presidentially-appointed Director of the Securities Industry Protection Corporation. He is Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation Investment Committee and is actively involved with other charitable institutions. Mr. Healey graduated from Georgetown University in 1964 and Harvard Business School in 1966.
Nick Lovegrove is a Director of McKinsey & Company who has served for the last five years as Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office. He has also led McKinsey’s global research on public and social sector reform and worked with clients in the public, private, and social sectors. Prior to 2006, Mr. Lovegrove spent more than 20 years in McKinsey’s London Office, where he led both the public sector and media practices in Europe. He served as an independent adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Strategy Unit, focusing on economic development, education, and healthcare. Mr. Lovegrove holds an MPP degree from Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA from INSEAD, and an MA degree in Modern History from Oxford University. As a Senior Fellow of the Center, he will explore how new approaches to long-term capitalism will create the need for new cross-sector skills, mindsets, and behaviors. This fall he will offer a study group on tri-sector leadership.
Study Group on Tri-Sector Leadership (Spring 2013 syllabus)
Marco Magnani has been working in investment banking for over 15 years, about a decade on Wall Street at Credit Suisse First Boston and JPMorgan as Vice President and then in Europe at Mediobanca as a Managing Director. As a Senior Fellow his research work, “Italy 2030,” will focus on key economic reforms needed by Italy in the long-term. Mr. Magnani was appointed Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, is on the WEF Global Agenda Council for Banking and Capital Markets, is President of the Board of American Field Service Italy, serves on the Executive Board and on the Educational Activities Committee of the National Federation of Cavalieri del Lavoro. He is currently a member of the Aspen Institute, Institute for International Affairs, Chatham House, and Young Leaders of the Council for the US & Italy. He is a graduate in Economics of the University of Rome and holds an MBA from Columbia University. As a senior fellow, his research work, “Italy 2030,” focuses on key economic reforms needed by Italy in the long-term.
Read Marco Magnani's articles:
Think Globally, Act Locally: What Italy Can Learn from Abroad and Vice-Versa
Social Mobility: The Challenge of Valuing Meritocracy in Schools
Research and Innovation: Catalysts of Growth
Lisa A. Robinson
Lisa Robinson specializes in the economic analysis of environmental, health, and safety policies and regulations. In addition to her role as senior fellow at M-RCBG, she is a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health. For the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other organizations, she has led numerous assessments of the costs, benefits, and other impacts of policy options, developed related methods, and drafted guidance documents. Her recent work focuses on the conduct of benefit-cost analysis, particularly for policies with outcomes that cannot be fully valued using market measures. For example, she co-edited the National Academies book, Valuing Health for Regulatory Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, and developed approaches for estimating the value of mortality risk reductions (the value per statistical life, or VSL) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the World Bank. She also explored the implications of behavioral economics for benefit-cost analysis, and is now investigating options for enhancing the analysis of employment impacts and distributional effects. Ms. Robinson worked previously at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis and was a Principal at Industrial Economics, Incorporated. She was also the Director of Policy, Planning, and Budget for an independent federal agency and an analyst at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. She is a Councilor of the Society for Risk Analysis and the past-Chair of its Economics and Benefits Analysis Specialty Group, as well as the Vice President of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis. She is on the editorial boards of Risk Analysis and the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. She received her Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. As a senior fellow, she is investigating how the distribution of costs and benefits across population subgroups affects regulatory analysis and decisionmaking, and exploring improvements in the methods used to assess these effects.
Study Group on Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Real World: Assessing Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulations