William A. Barnett is the Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Kansas and Director of the Center for Financial Stability in New York City. He is editor of the Cambridge University Press journal, Macroeconomic Dynamics. He recently published the book Getting It Wrong: How Faulty Monetary Statistics Undermine the Fed, the Financial System, and the Economy (MIT Press). The book won the American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence for the best book published in economics during 2012. With Nobel Laureate Paul Samuelson, he also co-authored the book, Inside the Economist’s Mind, translated into seven languages.Ryadh M. Alkhareif is an Economic Specialist at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA). Prior to joining SAMA, he has worked at the Saudi Ministry of Finance and Economics. He achieved a double master’s degree in Economics from both the University of Oregon and the University of Kansas. He received his doctorate in Economics from University of Kansas. He has participated in the Leadership in Financial Organization program from the Business School at Harvard University. In addition, he has successfully completed various executive programs at the Sloan School of Management at MIT.