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I earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Univesity of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in Economics, and a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

I joined Temple University’s School of Business and Management in 1984, serving as the chairman of the Finance Department. In 1990 I joined Temple University’s Economics Department. I retired in 2023 and now enjoy life as a Professor Emeritus.

I held visiting appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), and Sofia University in Bulgaria. I was a faculty member in the Economics Department of Tel Aviv University. Before moving to academia, he held research positions at Abt Associates, Inc., the Rand Corporation, and the World Bank.

I served as an officer in an armored brigade in the IDF.

Expertise: Financial Markets, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Social Security and Public Pensions.


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