Dr. Schwartz-Ziv is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Departments of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her PhD in Finance from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was a research fellow at Harvard: in the Law School's Program on Corporate Governance, the Kennedy School's Women and Public Policy Program, and the Safra Center for Ethics. She was an assistant professor at Michigan State University for 6 years.
Dr. Schwartz-Ziv has published academic papers on boards of directors, shareholders, and corporate governance in leading journals: Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
Before beginning her academic career, Dr. Schwartz-Ziv worked as a financial analyst at the Israel Postal Bank and as a privatization economist at Israel's Government Companies Authority (GCA). She was the GCA's representative on the boards of directors of several large Israeli corporations: the Electric Corporation, Postal Company/Postal Bank, and Coins and Medals Corporation.