Zvi Eckstein /
Health Policy Program Fellow
Professor Eckstein is Dean of the Arison School of Business, and heads the Aharon Institute of Economic Policy at IDC. He is a visiting professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, professor emeritus at the Berglas School of Economics at Tel Aviv University, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. In 2006-2011, he served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel, and in 2002-2006 he served as Chairman of the Investment Committee and Director of Provident Funds at Mercantile Discount Bank. Professor Eckstein has lectured at several leading universities in the United States, including Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University, Boston University and the University of Minnesota. He holds a BA and MA in economics from Tel Aviv University, and completed a doctorate in economics at the University of Minnesota. Professor Eckstein has won many prestigious academic and professional awards in his research field and was a member of several professional committees under the aegis of the government, including the Defense Secretary’s public committee concerning shortening compulsory military service (2005) and a public committee appointed by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor regarding amending the Antitrust Law. Among his recent publications are: The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492 (Princeton University Press) and Immigration And Labor Mobility In Israel, 1990-2000 (MIT Press).