PROFESSOR DAN BEN-DAVID
is President and Founder of the Shoresh Institution and senior faculty member of the Department of Public Policy at Tel-Aviv University.
He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago and specializes in macroeconomics, economic growth and international trade. Ben-David has served as an advisor to the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.
In recognition of his public impact, he 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 newspaper in 2010 and in 2012 while the Ha’ir newspaper ranked him among the 50 most influential people in Israeli education in 2007.
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.