Ph.D, The University of Chicago



Department of Public Policy
Tel-Aviv University (2000 to the present).


Research Fellow, CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research),

London, England (1993-2016).


Faculty Research Fellow, NBER (National Bureau for Economic Research),

Cambridge, Massachusetts (1997-2002).


Recipient of Tel-Aviv University's "Outstanding Teacher Award"

for Social Sciences (2004).

Areas of Specialization


Economic Growth and Development

International Trade

Israel Economy


President and founder, Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research
Jerusalem (2015-present).


Executive Director, Taub Center for Social Policy Research in Israel
Jerusalem (2008-2015).


Received the "Knight of Quality Government Award"

by public committee headed by retired Supreme Court Justice, Dalia Dorner (2023).


Named “Person of the Year”

by the Calcalist newspaper (2010).


Among the 100 most influential people in Israel

by the Haaretz-TheMarker newspaper (2010, 2012, 2019).