Global Conference 2010
Head of the National Economic Council, Israel Prime Ministers Office
Eugene Kandel is the Head of the National Economic Council in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. A professor in the School of Business and the Department of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Kandel is also a member of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University, a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy in London, and a fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He founded the Hebrew University's Center for Financial Markets and Institutions, and its M.A. program in finance and financial economics. He also serves as an editor of the Journal of Financial Markets. Kandel's current research focuses on the performance of stock exchanges, market design, institutional trading patterns and order execution quality for institutional investors. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from the Hebrew University, and an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.