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Professor Manuel Trajtenberg was appointed Chairman of the Budgeting and Planning Committee of the Council for Higher Education in Israel in September 2009, after serving as (first) Head of the National Economic Council at the Prime Minister Office in Israel, and chief economic advisor to the Prime Minister during 2006-2009. He has been a Professor of Economics at Tel Aviv University since 1984, obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard University, held visiting positions at Harvard and Stanford University, is a Research Associate of the NBER in Cambridge, MA and of the CEPR in London, UK, and was a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research. His main research interests are in the economics of innovation, patents, industrial organization, R&D policy, growth and development. Prof. Trajtenberg served as Head of the Science, Technology and the Economy (STE) Program at the Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies, Technion, as director of a program on the Economics of Higher Education, and as a consultant for the World Bank on R&D and Innovation Policies for Development. Prof. Trajtenberg has published books and numerous articles in leading scientific journals, and is regarded as one of the world leading experts in the field of R&D and Innovation. He has contributed widely to the formulation of economic policy in Israel, particularly in shaping R&D policy, and served as advisor to various ministers and to chief scientists at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor.