Northwestern adjunct professor named chief economist of Israel Competition Authority

Israel’s competition authority has named an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as its chief economist.

Joshua Sherman is a specialist in econometrics, statistics, antitrust, industrial organization and pricing behavior. At Northwestern, he has taught courses in law, economics and econometrics.

Sherman is also a principal at consulting firm Charles River Associates (CRA), where he has worked on a range of antitrust-related matters, including monopolization, collusion and mergers.

Before joining Northwestern, he was an assistant professor in the economics department at the University of Vienna, where he taught courses in competition law and economics, econometrics and microeconomics.

Sherman will take the Israeli government appointment in March. He will take a leave of absence from CRA, but remains an adjunct professor at Kellogg School for Management.