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 Hebrew University's School of Business Administration. His research interests are corporate governance, financial intermediation, the economies of East Asia, and economic and financial history. Professor Yafeh has served as an advisor to the Bank of Israel, the Israel Securities Authority and the International Monetary Fund, and as a member of several government-appointed committees. 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. He co-authored, together with Paolo Mauro and Nathan Sussman, the book Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization (Oxford University Press, 2006). Yishay Yafeh is a Research Fellow of the London-based CEPR and the Brussels-based ECGI.