Philip T. Hoffman is a professor of history and social science at California Institute of Technology. He is the author of Growth in a Traditional Society: The French Countryside, 1450-1815.
Gilles Postel-Vinay is the directeur d'Études, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, and directeur de recherches at the INRA. He is the author of La terre et l'argent.
Jean-Laurent Rosenthal is a professor of economics at UCLA and the author of Fruits of Revolution: Property Rights, Litigation, and French Agriculture, 1700-1860.