Robert E. Hall is the Robert and Carole McNeil Professor of Economics and Hoover Senior Fellow at Stanford University. He is the author of "The Rational Consumer, Booms and Recessions in a Noisy Economy", and "Digital Dealing".
John Taylor, a journalist for more than two decades, has been a contributing editor at New York magazine and a senior writer for Esquire. He lives in East Moriches, New York.
David H. Papell is the Joel W. Sailors Professor of Economics at the University of Houston, where he teaches intermediate macroeconomics as well as graduate courses in macroeconomics and international economics.nbsp; He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and previously taught at the University of Florida.