Joseph P. Kaboski is the Chair of the Academic Steering Committee, Head of Commissioning, as well as the Team Leader for the University of Notre Dame. Joe is the David F. and Erin M. Seng Foundation Professor of Economics and a Fellow of the Kellogg Institute. His research combines macroeconomic development theory with micro data and field research, with an emphasis on structural change, finance and development, schooling and growth, explaining international relative price patterns, and the role of inventories in international trade. He has published widely in journals such as the American Economic Review; Econometrica; the Journal of Economic Theory; the Journal of Monetary Economics; and the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Human Capital; a member of the Editorial Board of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics; a Research Associate at the NBER (in both the Development and Economic Fluctuations and Growth groups); and a Fellow and Board Member of the Bureau of Research in Economics Analysis of Development (BREAD). Joe is a Senior Advisor and Board Member of the Central Bank of Armenia, and a member of the Academic Advisory Council of Peking University’s Institute for New Structural Economics. He has consulted for the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Minneapolis and St Louis; the World Bank; and the IMF, including as the external consultant on their 2018 World Economic Outlook examination of structural change, growth, and manufacturing in emerging and developing economies. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2001 and has previously been an Assistant and Associate Professor at Ohio State University and a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago.