Shmuel Abramzon is an assistant policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and a doctoral fellow at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to joining RAND, Abramzon served as a senior economist in the National Economic Council at the Prime Minister's Office in Israel. There he was part of a team that advised the Prime Minister on economic matters and formulated medium and long-term economic plans for the State of Israel. His specializations include financial markets, macroeconomic policy, and budgeting. Previously, he served as the Foreign Currency Transactions Assistant Director at the Israeli Ministry of Finance, in which he collaborated in the issuing and managing of Israel's foreign currency debt. Abramzon holds an M.A. in financial economics and a B.A. (magna cum laude) in philosophy, economics and political science, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.