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.
This study examines the characteristics of borrowers who deferred payments with the goal of understanding their ability to make loan repayments after the end of the pandemic.
This paper reviews the programs implemented by governments in Israel and in English-speaking OECD countries (United States, Australia, New Zealand, England, Canada, Ireland) to address the rise in unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the intention of placing Israeli experience in an international context.
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.