Research associate, Economics Service (Services Group)
Research associate, Economics Service Team, Systems Group, Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Alexander Zablotsky has worked at MJB since 2019. His main areas of expertise are old-age pensions and retirement age, unemployment benefit policy, and supporting local authorities in the provision of education and welfare services.
In addition to his main research area in the field of economic policy, Alexander Zablotsky specializes in the economics of education and its impact on Israeli society.
Alexander holds a BA in Economics and International Relations and an MA in Economics, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Alexander can be contacted by email at AlexanderZa@jdc.org or by office phone at 972-2-655-7430
Unemployment Benefit Policies in Israel and Other OECD Countries Before and After COVID-19: An International Review
The COVID-19 pandemic caused multiple changes in both the labor market and in unemployment benefits policies. These changes may have long-term effects on the job market as well as on jobseekers’ needs. In order to understand these changes, the report reviews the international experience in the unemployment benefit area during the pandemic.
Durable Power of Attorney for Older Adults and People with Cognitive Decline: Examining the Implementation of Amendment 18 to the Legal Capacity and Guardianship Law
The objective of the research was to examine the implementation of Amendment 18 to the Legal Capacity and Guardianship Law and the contribution of durable POAs to the older adults and to people with cognitive decline.
Supporting Local Authorities in the Provision of Social Services: A Model for the Identification of Suitable Local Authorities
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.
Pension Levels and Retirement Age in Israel and OECD Countries
The study was designed 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.