Stanley Fischer



Stanley Fischer
Bank of Israel  

Stanley Fischer, a world renowned economist, has been Governor of the Bank of Israel since 2005, and was nominated for a second five year term in 2010.

Mr. Fischer was born in Zambia.  He obtained a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. at the London School of Economics and, in 1969, a Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), all in economics.  He was Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago until 1973.  He then joined MIT, ultimately becoming Killian Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, where he was US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s thesis advisor.  From 1988 until 1990, Fischer was Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist at the World Bank, and held the position of First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 1994 to 2001.

Prior to his appointment to the Bank of Israel by Prime Minister Netanyahu, Mr. Fischer held various positions at Citigroup, where he was President of Citigroup International, Chairman of the Country Risk Committee, and Vice Chairman.

Mr. Fischer has published numerous articles and books, including Macroeconomics, with Rudiger Dornbusch and Richard Startz.  He has served on the boards of the Institute for International Economics, Women’s World Banking and the International Crisis Group.

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