Ph.D, Economics, Hebrew University;
Shlomo Yitzhaki /
Economics Policy Program Fellow
Prof. Yitzhaki is an economist specializing in public funding. In 2001, he was appointed as the government’s Chief Statistician, a position he held until the end of 2012. He was also a Professor in the Department of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Between 1995 and 1998, Yitzhaki served as Director of the Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel, and between 1993 and 1994, he was Director of the Sapir Forum for Economic Policy. He was a visiting scientist at the International Monetary Fund and the US National Bureau of Economic Research, and advisor to various departments of the World Bank. He also served as an advisor to the Ben Shahar Committee (1975), and was a member of the Ben Bassat Committee (2000) dealing with income tax reforms. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and between 1975 and 1977, was a visiting scholar in the Department of Economics at Harvard University.