Dr. Menahem E.Yaari

President, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Menahem Yaari is a theoretical economist. At present, he is President of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities where he has served as a member since 1991.

Dr. Yaari was born in Jerusalem, and received his bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in economics and statistics at Stanford University, California. He started his education career at Yale University, New Haven where
he was a member of the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics. Later he became a Professor of Mathematical Economics at the Hebrew University.

Dr. Yaari's research has concentrated mainly in the areas of the economics of uncertainty, consumer theory, and economic justice. His research has been recognized both inside and outside Israel. He is a Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Foreign Honorary Member of American Economic Association. He is also a Fellow of Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. He served as President of The Open University of Israel from 1992 to 1997 and is a founding member of The International Scientific Council of IPSO (Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization) and was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton in 2000/2001. In 1987, he was awarded the Israel Prize.



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