Professor Itzhak (“Zahi”) Ben-David is the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. He serves as the Academic Director of the Ohio State University Center for Real Estate. He teaches real estate and finance classes to undergraduate and MBA students.

Professor Ben-David has published in top general interest, economics, and finance, including Science Advances,  American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. Ben-David works in several research areas in finance including real estate, financial intermediation, financial markets, behavioral finance, and household finance.

Professor Ben-David holds a PhD in Finance and an MBA from the University of Chicago, as well as a BS and an MS in Industrial Engineering, a BA in Accounting from Tel-Aviv University, and an MS in Finance from London Business School.

Professor Ben-David served as an expert witness in several mortgage-related court cases.