Dr. Hagar Tzameret-Kertcher is the director of social research at Midgam SI. She has an MA in economics and a PhD in sociology, both from Tel Aviv University. She engages in applied research on economic and social policy. For many years she was the director of research at the Tel Aviv-based Macro Center for Political Economics, worked with policy makers in the Knesset and the government, and conducted a variety of studies combining quantitative and qualitative research methods. Her doctorate focused on the professional discourse on poverty in Israel, specifically with the development and meaning of the poverty index.
Together with WIPS, Dr. Tzameret-Kertcher developed the Gender Inequality Index and heads the research team which continues to improve and expand it.