Amir Shmueli received his MA and Ph.D in economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he currently serves as a Full Professor of Health Economics. His research has focused on risk adjustment, equity, solidarity and health inequality, technology assessment in medicine and economic aspects of complementary and alternative medicine. Amir has been intensively involved in Israeli health policy decisions, and has a long experience with global research networks. He was a member of the Stanford Center for Health Policy’s global projects TECH and GHP, and was one of the founders of the Risk Adjustment Network (RAN) (http://www.riskadjustment.net) in 2000. He has published over 95 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has had appointments as a visiting scholar at Yale University, University of Technology Sydney, Dauphine University Paris, IRDES Paris, and Fordham University, NYC.