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Current Positions

2015 – Associate Professor, School of Economics, Tel Aviv University.

2008 – Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Research Policy – CEPR.

2019 – Associate Editor, Journal of Population Economics.

2017 – Voting Member, Monetary Committee, Bank of Israel.

2019 – Director, Undergraduate Program, School of Economics, Tel Aviv University.

 

Previous Positions

2010–2020  Associate Editor, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

2016–2019  Director, The Pinhas Sapir Economic Policy Forum.

2015–2017  Research Fellow, Shoresh – Institute for Socioeconomic Research.

2013–2015  Senior Lecturer (with tenure), School of Economics, Tel Aviv University.

2014–2015  Chair, Economic Policy Program, Taub Center.

2014             Consultant, Bank of Israel.

2012–2013  Senior Lecturer (with tenure), Department of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2003–2012  Lecturer (tenure track), Department of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2009–2010  Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.

2004–2008  Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Research Policy – CEPR.

2002–2003  Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, MIT.

Short Term Visiting

April 2012  Visiting Scholar, GREQAM-Marseille.

Education

1999–2002  Ph.D. in Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

1996–1999  MA in Economics, Summa cum laude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1993–1996  BA in Economics, Cum laude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Publications

"Women’s Liberation as a Financial Innovation." Journal of Finance, Vol. 74, pp. 2915-2956, December 2019 (With David Weiss and Hosny Zoabi).

 

“The Politics of CEOs.” Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 11, pp. 1-45, 2019 (with Alma Cohen, Roberto Tallarita, and David Weiss).

 

“Why did Rich Families Increase their Fertility? Inequality and Marketization of Child Care”. Journal of Economic Growth, Vol. 23(4), pp. 427-463, December 2018 (with Michael Bar, Oksana Leukhina, David Weiss, and Hosny Zoabi).

 

"Changing the Cost of Children and Fertility: Evidence from the Israeli Kibbutz." The Economic Journal, Vol. 126(597), pp. 2038–2063, November 2016 (with Avraham Ebenstein and Avi Simhon).

 

Winner of the 2016 `Kibbutz Foundation’ Prize

 

"Do Highly Educated Women Choose Smaller Families?" The Economic Journal, Vol. 125(587), pp. 1191-1226, September 2015. Lead Article (with Hosny Zoabi).

 

"The Baby Boom and World War II: A Macroeconomic Analysis." The Review of Economic Studies, Vol 82(3), pp. 1031-1073, July 2015 (with Matthias Doepke and Yishay D. Maoz).

 

"Sons or Daughters? The Demographic Transition and the Reversal of the Gender Educational Gap." Journal of Demographic Economics, Vol. 81(2), pp. 179-201, June 2015 (with Hosny Zoabi).

 

"Priorities in the Government Budget." Israel Economic Review, Vol. 11(1), pp. 1–33, 2014 (with Momi Dahan).

 

Hebrew version published in the Economic Quarterly, March/June 2012, Vol. 59, pp. 21-50 (with Momi Dahan).

 

"Life Expectancy and Schooling: New Insights from Cross-Country Data." Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 25, pp. 1237-1248, October 2012.

 

"Women's Lifetime Labor Supply and Labor Market Experience." Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 34, pp. 2126–2140, October 2010 (with Yishay D. Maoz).

 

"Longevity and Lifetime Labor Supply: Evidence and Implications." Econometrica, Vol. 77(6), pp. 1829–1863, November 2009.  

 

Finalist, "IPUMS Research Award for Best Published Work in 2009".

 

"Does Longevity Cause Growth? A Theoretical Critique." Journal of Economic Growth, Vol. 11, pp. 363–376, December 2006 (with Hosny Zoabi).

                                                                                                                   

"Child Labor, Fertility, and Economic Growth." The Economic Journal, Vol. 112(482), pp. 810–828, October 2002 (with Binyamin Berdugo).

 

"Women's Labor Force Participation and the Dynamics of Tradition." Economics Letters, Vol. 75(2), pp. 193–198, April 2002 (with Yishay D. Maoz).

Working Papers

“Politics and Gender in the Executive Suite”, CEPR DP 14513 (with Alma Cohen and David Weiss)

Book Reviews

Robert A. McGuire and Phillip R. P. Coelho: Parasites, Pathogens, and Progress: Diseases and Economic Development. Journal of Bioeconomics, Vol. 15, pp. 199-201, 2013.

 

Chapters in Books

Why is Labor Productivity in Israel so Low? Forthcoming in The Israeli Economy in the Last Twenty Years: Lights and Shadows in a Market Economy, Cambridge University Press. (with Shay Tsur); Also CEPR DP 14011.  

 

Editorials

“The Politics of CEOs” Vox (www.voxeu.org), July 2019 (with Alma Cohen, Roberto Tallarita, and David Weiss)

 

"Women’s Liberation as a Financial Innovation." Vox (www.voxeu.org), March 2019 (with David Weiss and Hosny Zoabi).

 

“Careers and Families of High-Skilled Women in the Age of Inequality” Vox (www.voxeu.org), January 2018 (with Michael Bar, Oksana Leukhina, David Weiss, and Hosny Zoabi).

 

“Highly Educated Women no Longer Have Fewer Children.” Vox (www.voxeu.org), December 2015 (with Hosny Zoabi).

 

"The Price of Children and Fertility Responses: Evidence from the Israeli Kibbutz." Vox (www.voxeu.org), December 2011 (with Avraham Ebenstein and Avi Simhon).

 

"Longevity and Investment in Human Capital: Lessons from Today's Developed Countries." Vox (www.voxeu.org), September 2008.

 

"More Babies for Europe: Lessons from the Post–War Baby Boom." Vox (www.voxeu.org), September 2008 (with Matthias Doepke and Yishay D. Maoz).

 

Research Grants

2020-2022  Israel Science Foundation, NIS 543,000 (with David Weiss).

2016–2109  Israel Science Foundation, NIS 450,000 (with David Weiss).

2014–2016  Israel Science Foundation, NIS 260,000.

 

Conferences

  • The Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association of Israel, Tel Aviv University, December 2018.

  • Economics Workshop at the IDC, Herzliya, June 2018.

  • Growth and Inequality: Long-Term Effects of Short-Term Policies, Tel Aviv University, May 2018.

  • The 70th European Meeting of the Econometric Society (ESEM2017), Lisbon, August 2017.

  • The Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association, Chicago, January 2017.

  • 24th CEPR European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM), Helsinki, May 2016.

  • The 3rd CIREQ/ENSAI Workshop on Macroeconomics, Rennes, November 2015.

  • The Warwick Summer Workshop in Economic Growth, Coventry, July 2015.

  • Economics Workshop at the IDC, Herzliya, June 2015.

  • 5th AMSE Workshop in Growth and Development, Marseille, March 2015.

  • The Warwick Summer Workshop in Economic Growth, Coventry, July 2014.

  • Economics Workshop at the IDC, Herzliya, June 2012.

  • The Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics (SED), Limassol, June 2012.

  • "China and the West 1950-2050: Economic Growth and Demographic Transition and Pensions", IPCDP, University of Zurich, November 2011.

  • II Workshop on "Towards Sustainable Economic Growth", IAE-CREI and Barcelona GSE, October 2011.  

  • "Rags to Riches", CEPR Conference, Barcelona, December 2008.

  • The 63rd European Meeting of the Econometric Society (ESEM2008), Milan, August 2008.

  • The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Economic Association, June 2008.

  • Royal Economic Society Conference, University of Warwick, March 2008.

  • “European Growth and Integration since the Mid-Nineteenth Century” CEPR Conference, Lund, October 2006.

  • The NBER Summer Institute, Income Distribution and Macroeconomics, July 2006.

  • The NBER Summer Institute, Growth, July 2006.

  • The Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics (SED), Vancouver, July 2006.

  • The Minerva - DEGIT XI, Jerusalem, June 2006.

  • The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Economic Association, May 2006.

  • Summer Workshop of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE), Stanford, August 2005.

  • The 19th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics, Paris, June 2005.

  • The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Economic Association May 2005.

  • The Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics (SED), Florence, July 2004.

  • "Economic Growth and Distribution: on the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations", Lucca, June 2004.

  • The Third Workshop on Demographic-Macroeconomic Modeling, Rostock, September 2002.

  • The 57th European Meeting of the Econometric Society (ESEM2002), Venice, August 2002.

  • "Old and New Growth Theories: An Assessment", Pisa, October 2001.

  • VI Workshop on Dynamic Macroeconomics, Vigo, July 2001.

  • DEGIT VI, Vienna, June 2001.

 

Discussions

  • CEPR Annual Macroeconomics and Growth Meeting, Frankfurt, November 2017.

  • Sapir Forum Workshop, Tel-Aviv, December 2013.

  • A Conference in Honor of Reuben Gronau's Retirement, Jerusalem, December 2005.

  • "From Stagnation to Growth", Rorschach, May 2003.

  • "Old and New Growth Theories: An Assessment", Pisa, October 2001.

 

Organization

  • The Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association of Israel, December 2019.

  • The 70th European Meeting of the Econometric Society (ESEM2017), Lisbon, August 2017, Programme Committee Member.

  • Long-Run Factors in Comparative Development, Tel Aviv, July 2017, Co-organizer (with Oded Galor).

  • The Warwick Summer Workshop in Economic Growth, Coventry, July 2015, Co-organizer (with Omer Moav).

  • The Warwick Summer Workshop in Economic Growth, Coventry, July 2014, Co-organizer (with Omer Moav).

  • The Warwick Summer School in Economic Growth, Coventry, July 2013, Co-organizer (with Omer Moav).

  • The 2nd Minerva Center Summer School in Economic Growth, Jerusalem, July 2011, Co-organizer (with Hosny Zoabi).

  • The 1st Minerva Center Summer School in Economic Growth, Jerusalem, July 2008, Co-organizer (with Hosny Zoabi).

  • Minerva Center – DEGIT XI, Jerusalem, June 2006, Member of the Scientific Committee.

 

Invited Seminars

Bank of Israel, Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University, Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Central Bureau of Statistics (Israel), Columbia University, Hebrew University (Economics, & Agricultural Economics & Management), GREQAM-Marseille, IDC, London School of Economics, Maastricht University, Pompeu Fabra, Paris School of Economics, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Tel Aviv University, University of Cagliari, University of Cyprus, University of Haifa, University of Zurich.

 

Referee

American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, European Economic Review, International Economic Review, Review of Economic Dynamics, World Development, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Oxford Economic Papers, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Population Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Modelling, Population Studies, Economica, Labour Economics, Labour, Contemporary Economic Policy, Review of Development Economics, Journal of Demographic Economics, The Economics of Transition, Empirical Economics, Israel Economic Review.

 

Ad-Hoc Reviewer

National Science Foundation (NSF), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), German–Israeli Foundation (GIF), the Danish Council for Independent Research (FSE), Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS).

Teaching Experience

Tel-Aviv University

  • Undergraduate: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Family Economics, Topics in Economic Growth (various years)

  • Graduate: Family Macroeconomics, Ph.D.  Workshop (various years).

 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • Undergraduate: Introductory Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Family Economics, Economic Growth (various years).

  • Graduate: Family Macroeconomics, Topics in Economic Growth (various years).

 

University of Pennsylvania

Undergraduate: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economic Growth (2009-2010).