Professor Itzhak Zilcha joined the School of Economics at the College of Management Academic studies in 2010 and was a Dean of the School of Economics from 2012 to 2015. He obtained a Bsc and Msc in Mathematics and then a Phd in Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Afterwards, he taught in the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois and at Cornell University. He joined the School of Economics at Tel Aviv University and taught there from 1978 until 2009. He was the Head of the School of Economics at Tel Aviv University during the period 1993-1995. He was a visiting Professor in the Economics Department at several Universities (for a few semesters in each case): Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Indiana University, University of Michigan and SMU.
His main research fields are: Economics of Uncertainty, Economic Growth and Income Inequality, the Role of Information in generating Human Capital and its implications to economic growth and the income distribution. He served for many years, until recently, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Economics Theory.