Zvi Eckstein

Research Fellow

Reichman University


Professor Zvi Eckstein is the Dean of the School of Economics at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzelia and visiting professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel from 2006 to 2011. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1981. Eckstein gave the Walras-Bowley lecture at the Econometric society summer 2008 meetings and he is a fellow of the Econometric Society. He studied economics at the University of Tel-Aviv where he received his B.A. in 1974, and at the University of Minnesota where he received his Ph.D. in 1981 for his dissertation on "Rational expectations modelling of agricultural supply: The Egyptian case". He was an Assistant Professor at Yale University, 1980-1983. At Tel-Aviv University he worked since 1983 and took early retirement at 2012 as Professor of Economics. From 2001 to 2008 he was professor of economics at the University of Minnesota. Besides he was a Visiting Associate Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University, 1986-1987, at the University of Pittsburgh, 1987-1988, and a Visiting Professor at Boston University, 1989-2001.

He has published numerous articles in journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Monetary Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, among others.

He joined IZA as a research fellow in April 1998.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 5982
published as Leading Article in: Michael Szenberg and Lall.Ram (eds.): Secrets of Economics Editors, MIT Press, 2014
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4550
published in: Econometrica, 2011, 79 (6), 1675–1726
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2076
published as 'Job and wage mobility with minimum wages and imperfect compliance' in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2011, 26 (4), 580-612
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1225
published in: Journal of Econometrics, 2010, 156 (1), 86-105
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1224
published in: Journal of Economic History, 2005, 65 (4), 922-948
IZA Discussion Paper No. 929
published in: Journal of Econometrics, 2007, 136 (2), 531-564
IZA Discussion Paper No. 710
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2004, 2 (4), 665-695
IZA Discussion Paper No. 670
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2007, 5 (5), 885-926,
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