Authors: Bert M. Balk, Javier Barbero, and José L. Zofío.

Bert M. Balk

Prof. Dr. Bert M. Balk held a chair in business administration, in particular the measurement of price, quantity, and productvity changes and economic-statististical research, at Rotterdam School of Management, from 2001 to 2011. This chair was supported by Statistics Netherlands, where Prof. Balk worked in various positions from 1973 to 2011. A.o. he was deputy head of the Department for Price Statistics and director of the Center for Research of Enterprise Microdata (Cerem). His research interests include measurement in economics, in particular index number theory and productivity measurement. He has published a large number of articles in academic journals, has written two books, and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Productivity Analysis and Statistica Neerlandica.

Email: bbalk (at) rsm (dot) nl

Javier Barbero: Economic Analyst at European Commission Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Javier Barbero is Ph.D. in Economics by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. He was awarded the best academic record in undergraduate studies for year 2009/2010. He holds MSc. in International Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2012. He received a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. His research fields are Economic Theory, Spatial Economics, New Economic Geography, Location Theory, Regional and Urban Economics, Econometrics, Networks, and Computational Economics. He participates as a researcher in many different projects. A list of ongoing research can be found in IDEAS and Google Scholar.

Email: jbarberoeco (at) gmail (dot) com

Jose Luís Zofío: Professor of Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

José L. Zofío is Professor of Economics since 2014. He received his PhD in Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2000. His research fields of interest are Industrial Organization (Competition Policy and Regulation), Productivity and Efficiency (Stochastic Frontier Analysis and Data Envelopment Analysis), Spatial Economics (New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography), Environmental Economics and Copyright Industries. He has published many articles in international journals, and led several research projects related to the above fields. He is also consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). A list of his most relevant publications can be found in IDEAS and Google Scholar.

Email: jose (dot) zofio (at) uam (dot) es