Professor Dan Ben-David is the President and Founder of the Shoresh Institution and a senior faculty member of the Department of Public Policy at Tel-Aviv University. He is the former Executive Director of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies.
Professor Ben-David received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago and specializes in macroeconomics, economic growth and international trade. He served as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, and as a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dan Ben-David also served as an advisor to the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.
In recognition of his public impact, Professor Ben-David was named “Person of the Year” by the Calcalist newspaper in 2010. He was included among the 100 most influential people in Israel by the Haaretz-TheMarker newspaper in 2010 and in 2012 while the Ha’ir newspaper ranked him among the 50 most influential people in Israeli education in 2007. Academically, Professor Dan Ben-David was ranked among the 1,000 most cited academic economists in the world and among the ten most cited economists in Israel during the years 1990-2000. He received Tel-Aviv University’s “Best Teacher Award” in Social Sciences in 2004 and was included in its list of best teachers in 2012.