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Eugene Kandel is an Israeli economist, the CEO of the Start-Up Nation Central, and an Emil Spyer Professor of Economics and Finance at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Kandel has served as Chairman of Israel's National Economic Council since being appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2009. He was asked to serve a second term after the end of his first four-year term in 2013. Between 2009 and 2015 Kandel served as the Head of the National Economic Council in the Prime Minister's Office and the Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, and played a central role in all the major decisions on economic policy. Prior to that he advised governments, corporations, financial institutions, and NGOs, served on the Israeli Antitrust Court and chaired investment committees of pension and provident funds in Israel.
Kandel is a member of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University, a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy and Research in London, and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He is the founder of the Center for Financial Markets and Institutions, and of the MA program in Finance and Financial Economics, both at the Hebrew University.