Omer Feitelson – Program Director, Progressive Economists Program

An economist with experience in working with the Israeli public sector and with conducting research in the public policy. Omer holds an MA degree in Public Policy and a BA in PPE (Philosophy, Political Science and Economics), both from the Hebrew University and both with Cum Laude honors. His thesis concerning moral hazard and unemployment went on to be mentioned in both ‘The Marker’ newspaper and the Van leer magazine. Omer had a chance to learn how government works from the inside while working during his time in the university in the Ministry of Environmental Protection and later in the Israeli Employment Service. After graduating he went on to work in consulting firms where he was involved in various public sector projects, involving tasks such as policy research, formulation and evaluation.