Lead Economist, Economics Service (Systems Group)
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Lead Economist, Economics Service (Systems Group), the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Dr. Yaniv Reingewertz has worked at MJB since 2018. His main areas of research are economic policy, public economics, and political economics. In addition to his work at MJB, Yaniv is on the faculty of the Division of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Haifa.
Yaniv has a bachelor’s degree in economics and environmental sciences, and both a master’s and PhD in economics, all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Achievement Gaps in High-School Education among the Bedouin Society in the Negev
The Objectives of the research were: 1. Map the major problems of high-school education in Bedouin society in the Negev, and the barriers and challenges facing both students and educators. 2. Assess the relationships between the inputs in education and the students’ background variables and the outputs of Bedouin secondary education in the Negev, to identify factors potentially affecting academic attainment.
Brookdale Index of Individual Wellbeing: Preliminary Findings
The overarching objective of this study was to create, for the first time in Israel, an individual-level, practical wellbeing index comprising a relatively short list of aspects, that can be used to assess the impact of intervention programs on individual wellbeing. The objectives of the research stage presented in this report are: (1) To compile a shortlist of aspects to be included in the wellbeing index; and (2) To determine the relative weight of each aspect.
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.
Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits in the Post-Retirement Age Group in Selected OECD Countries and in Selected United States Countries
This review examines the eligibility for unemployment benefits in the post-retirement age group in selected OECD countries. The review further examines the eligibility criteria and the nature and scope of the benefits granted in those countries where people who are beyond the retirement age are eligible for unemployment benefits.
Budgeting and Pricing Public Procurement Tenders for Welfare Services: An International Review of Performance-Based Pricing
The objectives of the review was to learn about the pricing and budgeting of welfare services and gain insights into the process of procuring welfare services in OECD countries. This review focuses in particular on service tenders that include components based on payment by performance and price-based competition.
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.
A Budgeting Model for the Authority for Prevention of Violence, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
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.