Economics Service

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.

Assistance to other teams in the Institute:

In addition to research that it initiates, the Economics Service supports studies initiated by other research teams at the Institute. The Economics Service is responsible for carrying out cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analyses for intervention programs and also the analysis of economic incentives that underlie public policy measures.
  • Support in carrying out cost-effectiveness analyses for programs to assist the elderly.
  • Methodological assistance in estimating the return on vocational training.
  • Methodological assistance in estimating the return on intervention programs in the field of health.

2021 Research Themes

  • Old-age pensions – Understanding the preferences of the elderly with respect to working after retirement.
  • Universality of old-age pensions – A survey of the international state of affairs regarding the level of coverage of the various old age pensions.
  • A performance index of the local authorities in the areas of education and social welfare.
  • An index of individual welfare – Creating an index to estimate the components of individual welfare in Israel.
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2021 Research Themes

Old-age pensions – Understanding the preferences of the elderly with respect to working after retirement.
Universality of old-age pensions – A survey of the international state of affairs regarding the level of coverage of the various old age pensions.
A performance index of the local authorities in the areas of education and social welfare.
An index of individual welfare – Creating an index to estimate the components of individual welfare in Israel.

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