Nathan Sussman


Full Professor, International Economics & Pictet Chair in Finance and Development
Director, Centre for Finance and Development (CFD)
Co-Director, MAS in Sustainable Finance and Development
Spoken languages
English, Hebrew
Areas of expertise
  • Economic History
  • Monetary policy
  • Finance
  • Financial markets
  • Central banks
  • Financial regulation
  • Currencies and foreign exchange
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Western and Central Europe
  • Middle East


PhD. University of California, Berkeley

Nathan Sussman is Full Professor of International Economics and Director of the Institute's Centre for Finance and Development. He was Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and in the integrated Philosophy, Economics, and Political Science Programme (PEP) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was the Director of the Research Department at the Bank of Israel and a voting member of the Monetary Policy Committee. His fields of expertise are monetary and financial economic history. He has written numerous articles and co-authored a book on emerging markets and financial globalisation. 
Professor Sussman earned his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was Full Professor and Economics Department Chair at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and served as Chairman of the Economics Department, Director of the Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research, and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University


Selected publications:

Current research projects:

  • “Inequality, Taxation, and Growth in Medieval Paris.” Book under contract from Princeton University Press.

  • The development of the City of London financial market in the 17th century. With D’Maris Coffman and Judy Stepheson.