David S. Evans
David S. Evans is an economist, business adviser, and entrepreneur. He cofounded, and helps lead, two consulting organizations: Global Economics Group, which provides economic expertise on antitrust and regulatory matters, and Market Platform Dynamics, which advises companies on multisided platform strategies. He is also Chairman of PYMNTS.com, a multisided media and data analytics platform he cofounded. He has consulted for many of the largest multisided platform businesses in the world and served as an adviser to a number of start-up matchmakers. In addition, David has an active academic career. At the University College London he is Executive Director of the Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics as well as a visiting professor. He is also a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. David is the author, coauthor, or editor of ten books and has written more than one hundred scholarly articles, many of which address the economics of entrepreneurship, business dynamics, and multisided platforms. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, from which he earned a BA, an MA, and a PhD, all in economics.
Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management Emeritus and Professor of Economics Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He served as the John C Head III Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1998 through 2007. He was as a Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 through 1991 and served for 12 years as Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. Professor Schmalensee is the author or co-author of 12 books and more than 120 published articles. His research has centered on industrial organization economics and its application to managerial and public policy issues, and he was the 2012 Distinguished Fellow of the Industrial Organization Society. Professor Schmalensee is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served on the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association and has been a Director of the International Securities Exchange and other corporations. He is currently a Director of the International Data Group and the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future. He has testified before Congress and served as a consultant to government agencies and numerous private firms.