Economics

Michel Strawczynski
As of October 2012, Prof. Michel Strawczynski heads the Economics and Society Program at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. Strawczynski comes to this position with extensive experience both in academia and the world of applied economic policy in Israel. For ten years he served as deputy head of the...
Arab Society in Israel: Population, Society, Economy (9) (electronic book)
With the publication of Arab Society in Israel: Population, Society, Economy (9), the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute concludes the statistical undertaking it began in 2005. The aim of that undertaking was to document the characteristics of Arab society in Israel and the changes taking place within...
Mandatory Pension in Israel: Impacts on Old-age Risks and Inequality
This policy study relied on our ability to obtain unique data bases related to the 2008 order that installed mandatory pensions. The data were analyzed with Mincer-equation regressions, which examine the influence of human capital on wage income and on the probability of being insured in the...
The Working Poor: Poverty among the Employed in Israel and Worldwide
24/01/2017 - 13:30 to 19:00
The Economics and Society Program will present a new study that examines the changes among poor employed individuals over the past decade. The study focuses on various characteristics that contribute to low-wage, part-time employment. Among its findings is that the likelihood of earning a low wage...
Arab Society in Israel: Population, Society, Economy (8) (electronic book)
The publication of the eighth volume of Arab Society in Israel: Population, Society, Economy continues the statistical undertaking of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, beginning in 2002, to document the characteristics of Arab society in Israel and the changes taking place within it. Like its...
Resistance of Small Nations to the Cyclone: Regional and International Perspectives
09/05/2016 - 18:00 to 20:00
The Greek word "ethnos" is a broad term often understood as the elements in nation making or as an umbrella term for the building of the modern nation-state. The academic discussion around "ethnos" nowadays is being challenged not only by globalization principles which try to enforce a global...
“Greece Today? A Success Story!” Greek Society Revisited Through Its Satirical Songs
13/06/2016 - 16:00 to 18:00
If in most languages the Greek term “crisis” has over time acquired the meaning “an urgent and serious situation” or “an unpleasant and extraordinary event,” in modern Greek the word still carries the ancient meaning of  “choice,” “judgment” and “criticism” as well.Indeed, this current crisis, this...
Greece's Crisis and the Future of the EU
11/04/2016 - 18:00 to 20:00
The recent Greek debt crisis has hit the prospects of European enlargement. A possible Greek exit from the Eurozone could trigger a domino effect of insecurity and instability not only within the EU, but also throughout the neighboring region. The EU’s symbolic role as an “anchor” of prosperity and...
The Present Crisis in Greece as a Crisis of Representation
The present crisis in Greece is widely recognized as a crisis of representation with respect to political parties; it also embraces trade unions and other occupational interest groups, where the same archaic structure of extreme fragmentation was preserved after the fall of the dictatorship in 1974...
“Greece Today? A Success Story!” Greek Society Revisited Through Its Satirical Songs
13/06/2016 - 16:00 to 18:00
If in most languages the Greek term “crisis” has over time acquired the meaning “an urgent and serious situation” or “an unpleasant and extraordinary event,” in modern Greek the word still carries the ancient meaning of  “choice,” “judgment” and “criticism” as well.Indeed, this current crisis, this...

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