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ABOUT

I am a senior economist at the Bank of Israel Research Department and an economics PhD candidate at Bar-Ilan University. In the past, I held a position at the research department of the Israeli Ministry of Finance.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on macroeconomics, monetary economics, financial economics, and applied econometrics. I am also interested in the field of data science, and its interaction with econometrics.

WHAT'S NEW?

  • 5.10.2018 - 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.
  • 1.10.2018 - I gave a talk about "Introduction to Machine Learning for Economists" at the Bank for International Settelmentes. You can find the slides here under "Introductory Lectures"
  • 24.9.2018 - 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."
  • 17.9.2018 - 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.
  • 1.8.2018 - I've started my 3-months Central Bank Research Fellowship at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), which is located in Basel, Switzerland.