Eran Yashiv is a faculty member of the Eitan Berglas School of Economics at Tel Aviv University. He is a macroeconomist, mostly interested in issues relating to the labor market. His research spans a number of themes, including search and matching in the labor market (which was the major topic of his work in recent years), the labor market and financial markets, and migration issues.
He has written over 60 papers, which have been published, inter alia, in the American Economic Review, Quantitative Economics, the Review of Economic Dynamics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He has been awarded three ISF research grants.
Since April 2020 he has been collaborating with system biologists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in researching pandemic management during COVID 19. Another line of research he pursues pertains to the labor market of Palestinian Arabs in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. The latter papers have been published in academic journals and as policy papers.
Eran has been a visiting faculty member at MIT (1991), NYU (1992, 1994, 2003), HEC (1994-2001), LSE (2003-2006, 2017) and UCL (2019-2020). He is a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), at the Center for Macroeconomics (CfM) at the London School of Economics, at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) in University College, London and at IZA, Bonn. In recent years, Eran has been a consultant to the Bank of England and to the Bank of Israel on issues regarding labor markets. These were projects involving both academic, empirical work and policy prescriptions.
In the years 2012 and 2013, Eran was Chair of the Public Policy Department at Tel Aviv University. In 2013 he founded the Center for Regulation Policy at Tel Aviv University and was its first Director. He was head of the Economics and National Security program at the INSS from 2014 to 2018.
Eran was involved in other policy related activity: as Academic Director of the Sapir Forum for Economic Policy (2012-2014) and as head of the Economics Program at the Taub Center (2010-2013); he was the head of the Macroeconomics team at the 17th annual Caesarea conference (2009), and has been a consultant to the Israeli Ministry of Labor. In the context of Israeli economic policy issues he has published numerous OpEd pieces in Haaretz, The Marker, and Globes. On wider issues he has published OpEds in the New York Times and in the Financial Times.