Susan Woodward is a financial economist with a PhD from UCLA. She served as the chief economist of the Department of Housing and Urban Development specializing in mortgage finance and as chief economist of the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, see her biography at Sand Hill Econometrics, where she is Chairman.
Robert Hall is a macroeconomist with a PhD from MIT. For more information, see his website at Stanford, where he is a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution and Professor of Economics.