As a fellow, Itamar interned in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services. His research focused on savings plans for youth from low income families.
Prior to joining the Milken Fellows Program, Yakir worked as an economist and economic team leader at Halevi Dweck Ltd., a consulting firm that specializes in accompanying governmental agencies in the fields of tenders and project management.
During his undergraduate studies, Yakir volunteered for the Perach Tutorial Project and taught Hebrew to adult immigrants from Ethiopia in a community ulpan.
In the military, Yakir served as a non-commissioned officer in an armored combat brigade.
Yakir received a B.A in philosophy, political science, and economics, and completed the Amirim honors program, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and also holds an M.A in public policy.
Currently, he is an economist and researcher at Kohelet Policy Institute.