Economics and Society

Prof. Moshe Justman
Professor Moshe Justman is the Academic Director of the Israeli Civil Society unit at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. He is the outgoing Acting Director of the Economics and Society program, and in the past led a multi-disciplinary research group in the Institute on measurement problems in the...
מדיניות ההפרטה בישראל: אחריות המדינה והגבולות בין הציבורי לפרטיPrivatization Policy in Israel: State Responsibility and the Boundaries between the Public and the Private
Israel’s privatization policy since the 1980s has changed Israeli society and its economy more than any other reform. This is not just an issue of economics; privatization is closely linked to the notion of what relations should exist between the state and its citizens. Privatization Policy in...
Prof. Michel Strawczynski is interviewed following his presentation, with Dr. Adi Brender of the Bank of Israel, of the findings of a new study at a Sappir Forum conference. The study found that the housing crisis in Israel has affected mainly the group of households in which there are children up...
Prof. Michel Strawczynski, in an interview on the “This Morning” program on Reshet Bet following the OECD report on the state of the economy in Israel, said that although Israeli governments have tried to deal with poverty in Israel for a long time, they have never pursued a long-term strategy with...
Prof. Aviya Spivak and Prof. Michel Strawczynski speak in response to the announcement that the national budget for 2013 had a surplus of at least NIS 12.5 billion. Prof. Spivak argues that the government should not rush to lower taxes following the discovery of the surplus. The correct thing to do...
Prof. Michel Strawczynski is speaking about the recommendations of the team he headed for the Eli Hurwitz Forum on Economics and Society. The main recommendations concern the integration of Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jews in the economy. It is well known that great gaps exist between those sectors...
البروفيسور سترافتشينسكي: "إذا لم تغلق الفجوات ولم تعالج كما يجب، فإن الخطر يتهدد النمو الاقتصادي الإسرائيلي"،  The Marker, 31.10.2013
In a new study prepared for the 2013 Caesarea Conference, a research team headed by Prof. Michel Strawczynski of the Economics and Society Program, found that Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jews will constitute 50% of Israel’s population in 2059. They also found that if the level of their education and...
The low rate of participation of Arabs in Israel’s labor market is worrisome. Moreover, many would-be participants in the labor market have difficulty finding work, and unemployment rates among them are high. Those who do find employment are concentrated in a small number of low-paying occupations...
Prof. Aviya Spivak and Prof. Michel Strawczynski of the Economics and Society Program respond to the surprising lowering of the interest rate to 1%. Prof. Strawczynski points out that the reduction is logical but that at the same time the government must take a number of additional steps, whereas...
Prof. Michel Strawczynski, the director of the Economics and Society Program, responds to data regarding the execution of the budget and the revenue from taxes in August 2013, which indicate a dramatic improvement in the fiscal picture of the economy. For the article in Globes: http://www.globes.co...

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