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Adrian Ziderman is Professor Emeritus at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, where he held the Sir Isaac Wolfson Chair in Economics and Business Administration. He was born in the United Kingdom and educated at Cambridge and Stanford universities and at the London School of Economics where he received the Ph.D. He is a former UK State Scholar and Fulbright Scholar.
His main fields of specialty are: university funding, including student loans and cost-sharing; the economics, evaluation and finance of vocational education and training; and the economics of labour markets. He has authored seven books and monographs and has published abp]out 100 papers in international academic journals
He was formerly senior economist for human resources at the World Bank, Washington and has served as a consultant to many international organizations. These include: UNESCO, the World Bank, the British Council, DANIDA, ILO, German Development Cooperation (GTZ), Turkish Higher Education Council, and the Asian Development Bank, as well as to government ministries in Georgia, Israel, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, the Philippines, South Africa, the Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey,the UK and Zambia.
He is currently: President, International Network of Business and Management Journals (INBAM), Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Manpower; Trustee and Research Chair, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE); Research Fellow at IZA (Institute of Labour Studies) Bonn.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2005.