Professor Dan Ben-David


Professor Dan Ben-David is the founder and President of the independent, non-partisan, Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research 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 the public sphere, Professor Ben-David was named “Person of the Year” by the Calcalist newspaper.  He was included twice among the 100 most influential people in Israel by the Haaretz-TheMarker newspaper while the Ha’ir newspaper ranked him among the 50 most influential people in Israeli education. 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 has twice received Tel-Aviv University’s “Best Teacher Award” in Social Sciences.


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