Adrian Ziderman is Sir Isaac Wolfson Professor in Economics and Business Administration. He was born in the UK and educated at Cambridge and Stanford universities and at the London School of Economics (Ph.D.). He is a former UK State Scholar and Fulbright Scholar. His main fields of specialty are: labour markets and labour force participation; the economics, evaluation and finance of vocational education and training; and university funding, including student loans and cost-sharing. He is Editor of the International Journal of Manpower, Research Fellow at the IZA in Bonn Germany and Guest Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China.
He was formerly senior economist for human resources at the World Bank and has served as a consultant to international organizations, including UNESCO, the World Bank, the British Council, DANIDA and the Asian Development Bank, as well as to government ministries in Israel, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, the Philippines, South Africa, the Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, the UK and Zambia. He is Chair of the Schnitzer Foundation for Research on the Israel Economy and Society