Yishay Yafeh holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University (1993), and has taught at Oxford, University of Montreal, and Hebrew University. He has served as Vice Dean (2010-2012) and Dean (2012-2016) of the Hebrew University Business School.
Yafeh’s research interests are corporate governance, financial intermediation, the economies of East Asia, and economic and financial history. Prof. Yafeh has served as an advisor to the Bank of Israel, the Israel Securities Authority, and the International Monetary Fund; and on several government-appointed committees, most recently a committee on pension reform in Israel.
Yafeh’s research has been published, among others, in the Journal of Finance, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Literature, Management Science, the Review of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics. He co-authored, together with Paolo Mauro and Nathan Sussman, Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization (Oxford University Press, 2006).
Yishay Yafeh is a Research Fellow of the London-based CEPR and the Brussels-based ECGI, and the recipient of numerous research grants from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) and the Binational Science Foundation (BSF).