Daniel Gottlieb /
Labor Policy Program Fellow
Dr. Gottlieb is Deputy Director General of Research and Planning at the National Insurance Institute, and a lecturer on economic policy and social policy at the School of Social Work in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and completed his B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Zurich and the London School of Economics, respectively. Between 1986 – 1988 Dr. Gottlieb worked as an economist for the International Monetary Fund. He then began to work as an economist in the economic unit of the Foreign Currency Department at the Bank of Israel, and later served as chief economist in the bank’s research department. He also served for 12 years as a senior consultant to BOI governors Yaakov Frenkel, David Klein, and Stanley Fischer. In his research, Gottlieb looked at issues such as monetary policy, inflation, the capital account of the balance of payments, public debt, the optimal level of the country’s foreign currency reserves, liberalization of foreign currency, macroeconomic policy, and public policy. Since 2000, Gottlieb’s research has focused on social-economic policy, in particular, on the issues of poverty and the labor market. Over the years he has published many research studies in professional journals, and has written chapters in books on economy and society.