Isaac Erhlich is the State University of New York (SUNY) and University at Buffalo (UB) Distinguished Professor of Finance and Melvin H. Baker Professor of American Enterprise at the School of Management, and Professor of Economics and director of the UB Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer, and Economic Growth and Development in the College of Arts and Sciences. He has a B.A. degree cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. with Distinction from Columbia University. In 2002 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Orleans, France, for his contributions to economic science. He is also included in the prestigious Who’s Who in Economics, a biographical dictionary of major economists’ 1700-1980, in the first and all subsequent editions.
He served as a member of the Transition Team of President Ronald Reagan in 1981-82; member of Hong Kong Government's Health Services Research Committee headed by minister Elizabeth Wong in 1993; and member of the Council of Economic Advisors of New York Governor David A. Patterson in 2008-10. In 2014-16 he served as a member of the National Academies of Sciences’ Panel on the Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration.
Professor Ehrlich serves as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Human Capital, published by the University of Chicago Press. He also is a member of the advisory board of the Asian Journal of Law and Economics.