Patrick Karl O'Brien, Fellow of the British Academy and Academia Europaea, Doctorates honoris causa from Carlos III University Madrid and Uppsala University, Sweden; Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, President of British Economic History Society, 1999- 2001.
Joe P. McDermott has a broad interest in Chinese social, economic, and cultural history, mainly during the Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties (1000-1700). This recent interest derives from his study of the exceptionally rich historical records of the Huizhou area of southern Anhui Province, the home of south China's richest merchants during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Lúcio de Sousa is Associate Professor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He was Research Associate - University of Evora (Portugal) - NICPRI – Centre of Research in Political Science and International Relations and FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) Post-Doctoral Fellow.
Antonio Ibarra is Full Professor at the School of Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Ph.D. in History from El Colegio de México (México), MA in Economics from UNAM (México) and BA in Economics from the University of Guadalajara. PostDoctoral Fellow at the University of California-San Diego (2001-2002).