Prof. Moshe Justman

Prof. Moshe Justman
Role: 
Senior Research Fellow
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Fields of Practice: 
Economics and society, measurement in social sciences, indicators in the education system, political economics of education, growth and income distribution, innovation economy and technological policy, regional development

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 social sciences. He is Professor of Economics at Ben-Gurion University, where he has taught since 1982, and Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. He is also President of the Israel Economic Associationfor 2012-14.
Justman has served as Chair of the Department of Economics and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben-Gurion University; Chair of the Committee on Education Indicators of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities; member of the National Steering Committee on Science and Technology Infrastructure in the Ministry of Science and Technology; and on the Executive Councils of the Israel Economics Association and the International Schumpeter Society. He has also served as a consultant to the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Labor and Welfare, the Ministry of the Interior, the Jewish Agency, and the Ohio Science and Technology Commission. He was a Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, China People's University (Renmin) in Beijing, and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and an Ameritech Fellow at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
He holds a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics and an MSc in Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. Professor Justman’s areas of research include the economics of education, social mobility and income distribution; the economics of innovation and technology policy; and regional development.

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