Jim Campen is a professor emeritus of economics at the UMass-Boston .He served from 2007 to 2009 as executive director of Americans for Fairness in Lending, which "exists to raise awareness of abusive credit and lending practices and to promote re-regulation of the industry."
Fred Moseley graduated from Stanford and has been teaching economics at Mt Holyoke College since 1989. He has taught Political Economy, US Economic History, Marxism and written and published numerous papers including analyses of US economic conditions.
Both speakers are important contributors to A Dollars and Sense, a Boston based democratic and non-hierarchical collective of radical economics graduate students and faculty founded in 1974. Dollars and Sense publishes a blog, books and a periodical devoted to 'real world economics'.