The Economics Service was established in 2018. Its role is to assist government ministries and research teams within the Institute in the use of economic and empirical tools for purposes of policy planning and evaluation.
The Economics Service has initiated a number of macroeconomic research studies. In addition, the Service takes part in Institute efforts to assess the economic and social impact of public intervention programs on the participants and on the economy.
The goal of the study was to develop indices to characterize the functional level of the various LAs in the areas of education and welfare, as well as an index of economic stability.
The overarching goal of this research is to expand the existing knowledge on the financial resilience of households in Israel, in light of the ongoing economic slowdown.
The goal of this study was to characterize the pension system in Israel, discuss its advantages and disadvantages, and propose policy tools that would improve the services offered in response to the needs of the elderly while taking into account the budget limitations within which the pension system operates.
This rapid response research had four primary goals: a. to describe the budgeting model of the Authority for Prevention of Violence, Alcohol and Drug Abuse; b. to analyze the connection between the budgeting model and the objectives of the Ministry for Community Empowerment and Advancement and the extent to which the Ministry can be expected to efficiently achieve those objectives; c. to determine how the division of the budget is expected to affect disparities in society; d. to present two case studies that provide initial insights into the effect of the budget on municipalities and also with respect to performance measurement.