Avi Simhon will run for a position on the Likud party's regional list for the upcoming elections.
Avi Simhon, Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz's economic adviser today tendered his resignation after two and a half years as chairman of the minister's advisory forum.
Simhon will run for a position on the Likud party's regional list for the upcoming elections.
Simhon managed the advisory teams of social science researchers who discussed social and economic issues with Steinitz. The advisory forum discussed a range of issues, including the budget deficit policy, education and higher education, and support for local government.
Simhon serves on the faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was on the Trajtenberg Committee last year. He has gotten into trouble for speaking out against the large child allowances for haredim (ultra-orthodox), and against non-Jewish Russian immigrants.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on October 10, 2012
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