Prof. Amir Yaron


Professor Amir Yaron was appointed by the President of Israel as Governor of the Bank of Israel on December 24, 2018.

Since 2009 Professor Yaron has served as Professor of Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in the Robert Morris Cathedral for Banking.

After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics, cum laude, from Tel Aviv University, Professor Yaron received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.  He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Asset Pricing group, and co-heads the NBER’s Capital Markets & Economy group. He is the President of the Foundation for the Advancement of Research in Financial Economics (FARFE).

Professor Yaron is a leader in the field of Financial Economics. He has published in the leading academic journals in Economics and Finance. He is co-editor of the Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Associate Editor of Quantitative Economics and Financial Research Letters, and he serves on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Monetary Economics Carnegie‐NYU‐Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy.  He is currently on the advisory board of the Jacobs-Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research.

Professor Yaron is renowned for his research in asset pricing and investment. In particular, the Bansal-Yaron long-run risks model is considered one of the leading asset pricing-investment models and has won numerous awards. Professor Yaron’s teaching expertise is in the areas of asset pricing, international investments, and multinational firms. Many of his Ph.D. students have placed at leading academic institutions and in the investment and risk management industry.

Professor Yaron has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, MIT, the University of Chicago, Goethe University, the Bank of Israel, CEMFI-Spain, IIES-Sweden, and the IMF. 

The detailed Governor's Curriculum Vitae