Peter Rupert

Peter Rupert serves as Chair of UCSB's Department of Economics, Executive Director of the Economic Forecast Project, and Associate Director of the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance, founded by Nobel Laureate and Henley Professor of Economics, Finn E. Kydland. Prior to joining UCSB, Dr.

Zvi Eckstein

Professor Zvi Eckstein is the Dean of the School of Economics at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzelia and visiting professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel from 2006 to 2011. Eckstein gave the Walras-Bowley lecture at the Econometric Society Summer 2008 meetings and he is a fellow of the Econometric Society.  He was an Assistant Professor at Yale University, 1980-1983. Eckstein worked at Tel-Aviv University from 1983 - 2012, and took early retirement at 2012 as Professor of Economics.