Welcome to my personal homepage and blog!
I’m a senior economist at the Bank of Israel Research Department and the head of the Monetary Analysis Unit. I also teach “Machine Learning of Economists” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In the past, I was a Central Bank Research Fellow at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and held a position at the research department of the Israeli Ministry of Finance.
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PhD in Econometrics, 2020 (exp.)
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
MA in Economics, 2014
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
BA in Economics and Business Administration, 2009
Ben-Gurion University, Israel
I am teaching the course 55750: Machine Learning for Economists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2019-01-03 - The chapter “Measuring the Importance of Global Factors in Determining Inflation in Israel”, co-authored with the Bank of Israel’s Deputy Governor, Dr. Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg has been published by the BIS in a special volume titled “Globalization and Deglobalization”.
2018-10-05 - The Hebrew University’s Economics Department, Ariel Mansura (Bank of Israel) and I are collaborating on a new course this spring semester (2019): “Machine Learning for Economists”. Here is a link to the course’s GitHub repository, which is still under construction.
2018-10-01 - I gave a talk about “Introduction to Machine Learning for Economists” at the Bank for International Settelmentes.
2018-09-24 - I have a new R package, psymonitor, co-authored with Peter C.B. Phillips and Shuping Shi. The new package, accompanies a chapter that will appear in the forthcoming Handbook of Statistics (Volume 41 - Econometrics Using R) titled “Real Time Monitoring of Asset Markets: Bubbles and Crisis.”
2018-09-17 - I’ve presented my paper “The Immediate Impact and Persistent Effect of FX Purchases on the Exchange Rate”, co-authored with Sigal Ribon and Amit Friedman at the BIS Research Seminar.
2018-08-01 - I’ve started my 3-months Central Bank Research Fellowship at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), which is located in Basel, Switzerland.