Cinzia Daraio is Full Professor of Management Engineering at the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy) where she teaches Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (Master Degree in Management Engineering), Quantitative Models for Economic Analysis and Management (Master Degree in Data Science), Economics and Business Organization (Undergraduate Degree in Electronic Engineering and others) and Economics (Master Degree in Electrical Engineering). Her research focuses on methodological and empirical studies in productivity and efficiency analysis and performance measurement; development of indicators for the quantitative analysis and evaluation of science, technology higher education and research policy, data quality and data integration.
Stephen Machin is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, has been President of the European Association of Labour Economists, is a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and was an independent member of the Low Pay Commission from 2007-14. He is the Chair of Sub-Panel 16 Econometrics of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021). His current areas of research include Labour market inequality (Wage inequality trends; Falling real wages; Trends in assortative matching in earnings; Skill bias in consumption), Economics of education (Academy schools; Phonics programmes for reading; Postgraduates and within-graduate wage inequality; Foreign student increases) and Economics of crime (Crime scars and the making of career criminals; Prolific offenders; Prices and returns to crime; Technology and illegal drugs markets).