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Yotam Margalit is the Brian Mulroney Chair in Government and a Professor at the Political Science Department in Tel Aviv University. He specializes in international and comparative political economy.

Much of his research deals with the political consequences of globalization, particularly immigration and international trade. He also studies the sources of individual preferences on economic policy and the way changing personal circumstances shape political views. A more recent strand of research deals with the political repercussions of economic crises.

Margalit is also a non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Governance and Economics at the Israel Democracy Institute. There he heads the Program on Labor Market Reforms, focusing on issues such as portability of social benefits between jobs, evaluation of worker retraining programs, policies for flexible employment arrangements and labor force participation of older adults (50+). 

Before joining Tel Aviv University, he was faculty member at Columbia University. Prior to his academic career, he worked in management consulting in London, UK, and was an executive of an international enterprise software firm in San Francisco, CA. He graduated with honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, receiving his B.A. in Economics and History. He received his PhD in 2009 from Stanford University.