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James Boyce
Professor of the Economics Department of University of Massachusetts. Director of the Program on Development, Peace Building and the Environment of the University of Massachusetts. He was the first winner of the Common Heritage Award in 2011.

Karl Moene
Professor of economics at Oslo University. Head of the Working Group: Conflict and Economic Performance. Scientific Advisor for the Center of Applied Research, Oslo, since 1978. He was a member of the Committee of the Norwegian Research Council and editor of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics from 1992 to 1999.
Pranab Bardhan
Professor of the Economics Department of University of California, Berkeley. He has done research on rural institutions in developing countries, the political economy of public policies for development, and international trade. He was chief editor of the Journal of Development Economics from 1985 to 2003.

Christopher Cramer
Head of the Development Studies Department of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and professor of Political Economy for Development at the same university. Member of the Center of African Studies, of the Center of Studies on Food of SOAS, of the International Center of Policies of Conflict, Rights and Justice. He has worked on issues of sub-Saharan Africa for over 20 years in research, armed conflict and rural economies. Author of Civil War Is Not a Stupid Thing. Accounting for Violence in Developing Countries
Elisabeth Wood
Elisabeth Jean Wood is professor of Political Science and International and Area Studies at Yale University, and a member of the External Faculty of Santa Fe Institute. Her work focuses on political violence, particularly on sexual violence in the context of war, agrarian legacies of civil conflicts, collective action and social movements. She is the author of Forging Democracy from Below: Insurgent Transitions in South Africa and El Salvador, of Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador, and co-editor with Morten Bergsmo and Alf B. Skre of Understanding and Proving International Sex Crimes. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Elisabeth is coordinator of the International Scientific Committee of the Observatory.
James Scott
Ph.D. from Yale University. Professor Emeritus of Political Science, of Anthropology and Director of the Agrarian Studies program at Yale. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Advanced Studies on Behavioral Sciences, Science, Technology and Society at MIT, and of the Institute for Advanced Studies of Princeton. Ha has been a scholar of the National Science Foundation, the National Foundation for Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation.
He has worked on political economics, compared agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant policies, revolution, theories of class relations and anarchism.
Albert Berry
Candidate to the Nobel Prize in Economics and has followed agrarian matters in Colombia for many years. Professor Emeritus of Economics and Research at the University of Toronto, where he heads the program on Latin America and the Caribbean at the International Studies Center. He has published over 100 articles and has been editor and co-editor of numerous books on financial reform, poverty, economic reform and wealth distribution in Latin America. Member of the International Scientific Committee of the Observatory of Restitution and Regulation of Agrarian Property Rights.
Lars-Erik Cederman
Professor of the International Conflict Research Center of the Swedish Technology Institute (ETH) in Zurich. PhD in political science from University of Michigan, M.Sc. in Physics Engineering from Uppsala University and M.A. in International Relations from the International Studies Institute in Geneva