Yishay Yafeh holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University (1993), and has taught at Oxford, Montreal and the Hebrew University. He has served Vice Dean (2010-2012) and Dean (2012-2016) of the School of Business Administration of the Hebrew University. His research interests are financial systems and financial intermediation, the economies of East Asia, and economic and financial history. In the past, Yishay served as advisor to the Bank of Israel, the Israel Securities Authority, and the International Monetary Fund. His research has been published, among others, in the Journal of Finance, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Business and the Review of Finance.