Government Financial Transparency, Accountability, & the European Economic Crisis: Paths to Prosperity
(29-30 April 2016, Los Angeles, CA)

Sponsored by
University of Southern California Martens Economic History Forum
Linda and Harlan Martens
University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting
University of Southern California Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute
University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
The Charles & Agnes Kazarian Foundation

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  1. ASMUSSEN, Jörg (former ECB Executive Board Member and State Secretary in the German Treasury; Senior Fellow at Jacques Delors Institut Berlin)
  2. BALL, Ian (Chair of CIPFA; former Chief Executive of IFAC)
  3. BALLS, Ed (Harvard Kennedy School, British Labor Party; former Shadow Chancellor, Chief Economic Advisor to the UK Treasury, and Member of UK Parliament)
  4. BOUSIOS, Andreas (Editor-in-Chief of AVGI online newspaper)
  5. CANGIANO, Marco (former Assistant Director at the International Monetary Fund)
  6. CARRUTHERS, Ian (Chair of International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board)
  7. DETTER, Dag (former President of Stattum, the Swedish Government holding company; Managing Director of Detter & Co)
  8. GALBRAITH, James (The Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at the University of Texas at Austin)
  9. GROS, Daniel (Director of the Center for European Policy Studies)
  10. HOLDER, William (Dean of University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting)
  11. IRWIN, Timothy (former senior economist at the International Monetary Fund)
  12. KALETSKY, Anatole (first Chairman of INET; Chief Economist & Co-Chairman GaveKal Dragonomics)
  13. KAZARIAN, Paul B. (Founder, Chairman & CEO, Japonica Partners & The Charles & Agnes Kazarian Foundation)
  14. KELEMEN, R. Daniel (Professor of Political Science and Law & the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics at Rutgers University)
  15. KOUTENTAKIS, Franciscos (Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister; Head of the General Accounting Office; General Secretary for Fiscal Policy, Greece Ministry of Finance)
  16. MAGARIAN, Christopher (Finance Group Director of Japonica Partners and the Charles & Agnes Kazarian Foundation)
  17. MANCALL, Peter (Professor of History & Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute)
  18. MANUZI, Martin (Regional Director, Europe of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England)
  19. MCCORMICK, Fergus (Head of Sovereign Ratings, DBRS)
  20. MELE, Nicco (Wallis Annenberg Chair at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism; new director of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard’s JFK School of Government)
  21. MILLER, Thomas (former US Ambassador to Greece; President & CEO of International Executive Service Corps)
  22. MISSONG, Thomas (President of European Association of Credit Rating Agencies)
  23. MOURMOURAS, Iannis (former Deputy Finance Minister of Greece; Professor at the University of Macedonia)
  24. NIKIAS, C.L. Max (former President, University of Southern California)
  25. PSALTIS, Marios (Managing Partners at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Greece)
  26. SERAFEIM, George (Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; 2015 Pericles Leadership Award Winner)
  27. SOLL, Jacob (Professor of History and Accounting at the University of Southern California; 2011 recipient of the MacArthur Genius Fellowship)
  28. STAIKOURAS, Christos (Member of Hellenic Parliament; former Alternate Minister of Finance)
  29. STEGER, Gerhard (former Austrian Budget Director)
  30. SVERKOS, Nikos (Political and Economic Journalist, Efimerida Ton Syntakton)
  31. THEOHARIS, Haris (Member of Hellenic Parliament)
  32. THOMPSON, Paul (Director, Global Accountancy Profession Support at the International Federation of Accountants)
  33. TRUGLIA, Vincent (former head of Moody’s Sovereign Risk Unit; Director, ACRA-Russia’s newest CRA; publisher of Clear and Candid blog)
  34. TZANNINIS, Dimitri (former Greece Ministry of Economy and Finance; former IMF)
  35. TZIAMPIRIS, Aristotle (University of Piraeus Professor of International Relations, Chair of the Department of International and European Studies)
  36. VAN SCHAIK, Frans (Global Public Sector Audit Leader, Deloitte)
  37. VENIZELOS, Evangelos (former Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of Finance, Greece)
  38. VERON, Nicolas (Senior Fellow at Bruegel and the Peterson Institute)
  39. VETTAS, Nikos (Director General of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research; Athens University of Economics and Business)
  40. VIANA, Luis (Deputy Director of the Portugal Ministry of Finance)
  41. WALKER, David (former Comptroller General of the United States; Senior Strategic Advisor for the Global Public Sector Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  42. WELCH, Peter (Director of the European Court of Auditors)
  43. WIELAND, Volker (member of the German Council of Economic Experts; Endowed Chair of Monetary and Economics and Managing Director of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability)