- Professional Experience:
A wide range of senior positions in the business sector, including membership and chairmanship of boards of directors of several commercial and government companies; former Accountant General, State of Israel; headed economic team in the Prime Minister’s office; and chaired several public and inter-ministerial committees, and more. Awarded a wide range of Israeli and international prizes and honors including Knight of Quality Government award (2007), OMETZ Movement for Proper Administration award, award for Outstanding Financial Management in Israel (2003) and others
2002: Ph.D. Bar-Ilan University (direct track).
1994: B.A., in accounting and economics, Bar-Ilan University.
- Subjects Taught:
Public and corporate governance, accounting, research seminar in accounting, research seminar in finance.
- Research Interests:
Growth, expectation and uncertainty; corruption, international trade, productivity.
1. Zelekha, Y. and O. Bar-Efrat, “Crime, Terror and Corruption and their Effect on Private Investment in Israel“, 2009, Open Economies Review 22 (4), 635-648
2. Zelekha, Y. and E., Sharabi, 2012, “Corruption, Institutions and trade“, Economics of Governance 13 (2), 169-192
3. Zelekha, Y., 2013, “The Effect of Immigration on Entrepreneurship”, Kyklos International Review of Social Sciences 66 (3), 438-465
4. Zelekha, Y., Avnimelech, G. and E. Sharabi, 2014, “The Effect of Religion on Entrepreneurship“, Small Business Economics 42 (4), 747-767
5. Zelekha, Y., Yaakobi, E. and G. Avnimelech, 2018, “Attachment Orientations and Entrepreneurship”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, forthcoming.