Leonardo Leiderman is the Jack
and Lisa Yael Professor of Comparative Economics at the at
the Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University. Leiderman is
also the Chief Economic Advisor of Bank Hapoalim, the
largest commercial bank in Israel.
previous senior positions held by Prof. Leiderman
are: Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets Economics at Deutsche
Bank, based in New York and London, from 2000 to 2002.
Before that, from 1996 to 2000, Leiderman
was Senior Director, de-facto Deputy Governor, and Head of the Research
Department at the Bank of Israel.
Leiderman (who was born in
Argentina, and is a citizen of Israel) joined Tel Aviv University in 1979,
after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago under the supervision
of Nobel Laureate Professor Robert E. Lucas, Jr.
1988 to 1991 Prof. Leiderman
was Chairman of the Economics Department at Tel Aviv University, and from
1994 to 1996 as well as from 2008 to 2011 he headed the Pinhas
Sapir Center for Development at Tel Aviv University.
the years, Leiderman visited various entities
especially in the US, such as the University of Chicago, Boston University,
the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the IADB. In various years
Professor Leiderman received the Best Teacher Award
in Social Sciences at Tel-Aviv University.
Professor Leiderman has also advised several
central banks and ministries of finance, including those of Brazil, Colombia,
Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Czech Republic, Poland, Venezuela, Georgia and
Leiderman's published work includes more than 70
articles in professional journals and books, and 7 written or edited
books. His research has covered an ample list of topics within the
areas of macroeconomic policy, monetary theory, and international
finance. Most of his recent work deals with inflation targeting,
exchange-rate regimes, and capital inflows to
emerging market economies. At
various times, Professor Leiderman was interviewed live at CNBC, Bloomberg, the BBC, and CNN
on economic matters related to emerging market economies.