Prof. Orly Sade

Orly Sade is the Albertson-Waltuch Professor at the Department of Finance in the Hebrew University Business School. She is a member of the scientific board of the Experimental Finance Society. Her research focuses on the design of financial markets, and on behavioral and experimental finance.

Her research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Monetary Economics, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, AEA P&P, Journal of Economics Psychology, Journal of Behavioral Finance Economics Letters and several Israeli academic journals (in Hebrew).

Sade has been a Visiting Associate Professor at the Stern School of Business, NYU, NYU Shanghai, IE Madrid, EIEF Rome and NES, Moscow. She has received letters of recognition for excellent teaching. Her research has been presented at leading academic conferences. Professor Orly Sade served as director of the BA program at The Hebrew University and received the Abe Gray awards from the President of the Hebrew University. She has been awarded several research grants, including by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the National Insurance Institute of Israel Research Grant, the Pension Research Council/TIAA Institute Partnership Grant, and the Yissum-Fintech grant. Her research work has been cited by many local and international newspapers including the WSJ, Financial Times, TheMarker, Yediot Achronot, Jerusalem Post and others.

Prof. Sade earned her PhD in Finance from University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Her MBA degrees, from Tel Aviv University (exchange program at the University of Rochester), and a BA in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University.

In addition to her academic experience, Professor Orly Sade is a board member at “Clal Insurance” and was a member of the advisory board of the Israeli Ministry of Finance’s capital market division, a member of the Ministry of Finance committee which selected a company which cites non trade-able assets, and served on the board of directors of the Israeli Securities Authority. She also served as a member of the investment committee for the “Hadassah” pension fund (part of the Israeli pension reform), the provident fund for Hebrew University employees, the welfare fund for Hebrew University employees, the investment committee responsible for investing funds of the academic staff union of Hebrew University, and “responsibility” mutual funds. She served as a member of the board of directors of the Hebrew University provident fund and as an outside director at Sigma Mutual Funds. She advised financial institutions and companies in the fields of finance, debt offerings and tenders. She worked in the banking sector and the Banking Supervision Department of the Bank of Israel.

She teaches the courses Fundamentals of Finance, Crowdfunding and Alternative Markets, and Applied Behavioral and Experimental Finance.