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302. Economics[X]
1Name:  Dr. Eytan Sheshinski
 Institution:  The Hebrew University
 Year Elected:  2001
 Class:  3. Social Sciences
 Subdivision:  302. Economics
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1937
Eytan Sheshinski is the Sir Isaac Wolfson Professor of Public Finance at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Born in Israel and educated at the Hebrew University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he has made major contributions to the theory of economic growth and technical progress, optimal price adjustment policies under inflation and, more notably, to the theory of Public Economics, i.e. optimal income taxation, public goods, social insurance and the market for annuities. Dr. Sheshinski's recent work focuses on the implications of individuals' bounded rationality on public policy and welfare. Putting theory into practice, he chaired, from 1990-1995, the Board of Directors of Koor Industries, a multinational corporation based in Israel. He also has served as consultant to Transition Economies and Latin-American countries on privatization and design of pension programs. Dr. Sheshinski is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, an honorary foreign member of the AAAS in Boston, and a doctor Honoris-Causa from the Stockholm School of Economics. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2001.
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