Zvi Eckstein

Zvi Eckstein

Dean in Centro Interdisciplinario de Herzliya

Professor Eckstein was born in Israel and he obtained his B.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University. Eckstein started his academic career as Assistant Professor at Yale University. From 1984 until 2012 he was a Professor of economics at Tel Aviv University. During that period Professor Eckstein held positions at Carnegie-Mellon University, Boston University and the University of Minnesota. From 2006 to 2011 Eckstein served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel and in 1999-2001 he was the Head of the Eitan Berglas School of Economics at Tel Aviv University.

Eckstein gave the Walras-Bowley lecture at the Econometric society summer 2008 meetings and he has published papers in all leading economic journals such as Econometirca, ReStud., AER, JPE, etc. His academic research includes the fields of labor economics, macro and monetary economics, applied econometrics and Jewish economic history. He served as chairman of the Investment Committee and outside director at the Provident Funds of Bank Leumi of Israel Ltd and was a board member of publically traded corporations. He also head and served on several governmental policy reformed committees. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a research associate of the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a research associate at the IZA, CHILD-center and CReMA.

This year Professor Eckstein publications include two forthcoming books: "THE CHOSEN FEW: HOW EDUCATION SHAPED JEWISH HISTORY, 70 – 1492", PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, (with M. Botticini, publication expected in summer 2012); and "Immigrants’ Labor Market Mobility: Methods and Applications; The Large Wave of Immigration to Israel: 1990-2000", MIT PRESS, ( with S. Cohen-Goldner and Y. Weiss, Book, publication expected summer 2012)

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