Daniel Doron is the Director of the Israel Center for Social and Economic Progress. After serving in Air Force Intelligence during the 1948 war and studying Sociology and Economics at the Hebrew University, Doron pursued a career in literature, journalism and government (under Teddy Kollek, then director-general of the Prime Minister's Office). Doron was delegated by the Prime Minister's Office to serve as Special Consultant to the US Embassy in Tel Aviv.
He subsequently resumed his studies as a Fellow of the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought, and then with Lionel Trilling and Jacques Barzun as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. Since 1973, Doron has been involved in political and economic reform in Israel, helping to found the Shinui (Change) Party.
Doron was sole representative of the internationally-renowned artist Shalom of Safed, arranging his 15 museum exhibitions. Doron's film on Shalom won several awards and represented the US in international festivals.
Since 1983, Doron has devoted all his time to ICSEP. He served on an economic advisory group for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and on the Israel Government Council for National and Economic Planning, is a member of the Board of the Entrepreneurial Center of Tel Aviv University, and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. He has published articles in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard and Reason as well as in other US publications and in the Israeli press. He is a regular columnist for The Jerusalem Post.