Julio Segura is Professor of Economics at the University Complutense, Madrid. As director of the Fundación Empresa Pública he has been instrumental for the development in Spain of a number of research fields, such as Industrial Economics, Public Economics and the Economics of the Welfare State. He has published several books and many articles in scientific journals. He was awarded the prize King Juan Carlos I in Economics, the highest award in Spain for the profession.
Carlos Correa, lawyer and economist, is the director of the Master in Science and Technology Policy and Management at the University of Buenos Aires. He has been consultant for a large number of international organizations such as UNIDO, UNCTAD, and OECD. He is considered one of the leading world experts in Industrial Property. He has extensively worked in the Economics of the Pharmaceutical Industry and is the author of a large number of publications.
The economist Peter O'Brien worked for a number of years at the United Nations Trade and Development Conference. After leaving UNCTAD he has been working extensively as consultant for many international organizations especially in developing countries. He is well known for his works in the Economics of the pharmaceutical sector and the automobile industry. He has published books and articles in many scientific and professional journals.
Elias Mossialos is doctor in Medicine and in Economics, the later degree obtained at the London School of Economics. Presently he is senior lecturer in European Health policy and executive director of the LSE Unit dedicated to research on health policy and he has contributed decisively in the establishment of the European Health Policy Research Network. He is the author of a number of books and articles.
Alberto Infante, medical doctor, is an specialist in public health and health services management. He has had important responsibilities at the Ministry of Health and Consumers Affairs in Spain, such as beeing Deputy Director for international relations. Presently he is consultant for the Pan-American Health Organization at Washington. He knows very well Latin-American health systems and is the author of many publications.
Juan Ignacio Arango, economist, presently works as consultant for the Pan-American Health Organization at Bogota. He is an expert in Latin-American health systems and particularly in the pharmaceutical sector of the region.
Frederic Scherer, presently Roy E. Larsen Professor at the Kennedy School at the University of Harvard is considered throughout the world one of the most distinguished scholars in the field of Industrial Economics. His manual Industrial Market Structure and Economical Performance, with three editions published in 1970, 1980 and 1990, is essential for the comprehension of contemporary economies. He has made very important contributions to the analysis of the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Claude Le Pen, economist, presently is the director of the Health Economics Laboratory at the University Paris-Dauphine. His doctoral dissertation was dedicated to the Pricing Policies in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Regulations by the State.
Graham Dukes, medical doctor, worked for the Medicines Commission of the United Kingdom and the European Office of the World Health Organization. Presently he works as consultant for WHO and the World Bank. He has an extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector in developed and developing countries.
Pedro Lobato, economist and Professor of Economics at the University Complutense in Madrid. He was head of Economic Advisers at the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs in Madrid and director of the Office of Health Economics. He now teaches a course of Health Economics at the University Complutense. He is the author of books and articles mainly related with the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Joan Rovira is one of the most distinguished Spanish health economists. His capacity as organizer has contributed enormously to the development of the Spanish Association for Health Economics and to the celebration of many conferences and scientific meetings on the field. He is professor of Economics at the University of Barcelona and director of Soikos, consulting firm specialised in Health Economics and Management. Economic evaluation of health care technologies and medicines is at present one of his fields of interest.
Germán Velásquez, economist, has a long experience as manager of cooperation programs in the pharmaceutical field in developing countries, particularly African and Latin-American. Nowadays he works as technical officer at the Essential Drugs Program with WHO. He is the author of an important book on the Pharmaceutical Industry and developing countries.
Félix Lobo, doctor in economics and law. Since 1990 he is Professor of Applied Economics at the University Carlos III in Madrid, where he chairs the Seminar on Social Studies on Health and Medicines. In 1992 he published the book Medicamentos, política y economía. From 1983 to 1988 he was General Director for Pharmacy and Health Products at the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs in Spain.