Roundtable Event with Professor Avi Simhon, Head of Israel’s National Economic Council, and Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel

Event Description

In this roundtable discussion, the Head of the National Economic Council for Israel will join us to highlight key priorities for this year and opportunities for cooperation. 


Wednesday, February 24, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Avi Simhon

Head of the National Economic Council

State of Israel

Dr. Avi Simhon currently serves as the chairman for Israel’s National Economic where he supports the Prime Minister on topics requiring robust economic thought, assists in decision-making processes, and supports projects on the Prime Minister's agenda. Prior to becoming the chairman, Dr. Simhon also served as the chief economic advisor to Israel’s Minister of Finance.

In the academic community, Dr. Simhon has served as an economics professor at The Hebrew University and as a research fellow with the Melchior Minerva Research Center for Macroeconomics and Growth.

Dr. Simhon has been the recipient of several research grants and serves as a reviewer for professional economic journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Growth, and the European Economic Review among many others. Dr. Simhon received his PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota.