Join us on Thursday, March 7th to hear from two of Israel’s leading economists about the immediate and longer-term economic impact of the war and its aftermath on the State of Israel.


PROF. KARNIT FLUG joined the Hebrew University’s Bogen Family Department of Economics in 2019 after completing a five-year term as Governor of the Bank of Israel. She also serves as Vice President of Research and the William Davidson Senior Fellow for Economic Policy at the Israeli Democracy Institute.

Previously, Prof. Flug was the Bank of Israel’s Deputy Governor for two years, following 10 years as Director of the Research Department and Chief Economist. She had joined the Bank of Israel as an economist in 1984, after serving five years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund.

Prof. Klug earned her B.A. and M.A. (cum laude) in Economics from Hebrew University and her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.


joined the Hebrew University faculty in 1997 where he serves as the Emil Speyer Professor of Economics and Finance. He is a member of the Center for the Study of Rationality at Hebrew University, a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy and Research in London, and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

An expert in Financial Markets and Financial Intermediaries, Prof. Kandel has served as the Chairman of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange since July 2023. He is also the Chairman of RISE Israel (formerly Start-up Nation Policy Institute), a non-profit dedicated to long-term strategy and coherent policies supporting a resilient, innovative and sustainable Israeli economy. Between 2015 and 2021, Kandel was the CEO of Start-up Nation Central, a non-profit organization that promotes Israeli technological innovation as a source of possible solutions to some of the most pressing problems around the world.

Prof. Kandel earned his Ph.D. in Business Economics and Industrial Organization at the University of Chicago. He holds an MBA in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. and B.A. in Economics from Hebrew University.