Avia Spivak /
Education Policy Program Fellow
Prof. Spivak is a faculty member in the Department of Economics at Ben Gurion University. In the past, he served as head of the Department of Economics, and dean of the university’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Between 2002 and 2006, Spivak was Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel. Since 2006, he has been a senior fellow at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem, a member of the board of directors of banks and pension funds, and a regular columnist for the financial newspaper Calcalist. In the summer of 2011, Prof. Spivak headed the Spivak-Yonah team of experts together with Prof. Yossi Yonah; comprised of committees of independent experts, the team offered an alternative to the Trajtenberg Committee. The team’s conclusions were compiled as a book: To Do Things Differently – A Model for a Well-Ordered Society.