Joseph Zeira is a professor of Economics in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the years, he visited Harvard, Brown, Brandeis, the University of Crete, Columbia University and Northwestern University. Joseph Zeira is a macroeconomist, who specializes in a number of areas: technology and economic growth, income distribution and macroeconomics, money and liquidity, and the economy of Israel. In 2018, he published the book “The Israeli Economy” in Hebrew. An English version of the book is forthcoming in the US in 2021.
Joseph Zeira has also been involved in a number of professional activities, as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Israel, as a board member of a Pension Fund, and in the Aix Group, where Israelis, Palestinians, and Internationals study the economic aspects of potential peace between Israel and Palestine. In 2014, he was a member of a government committee for reducing poverty in Israel. In 2016-2020, he served as the president of the Israeli Economic Association.