Lapid Taps Outside Policy Advisers to Help Form Budgetary Policy

One of them is Manuel Trajtenberg, who headed the government-sponsored panel on economic policy following the cost-of-living protests of 2011 and is currently head of the Council for Higher Education’s planning and budgeting committee.

Until he ran for public office, Finance Minister Yair Lapid was a television news anchor and columnist. So now, in an effort help him decide macroeconomic and budgetary policy, he has assembled a group of five leading economists as outside advisers.