research
The Milken Institute Fellows Program has published more than 60 research papers and produced numerous other working papers. This work is unique in several ways:
  • Our research is relevant and in demand.
    Research topics typically are selected in consultation with a government entity to confirm that the research is needed.
  • Our research is solutions-oriented.
    Though our research topics are wide-ranging, they share a common thread: market solutions to Israel's social, economic and global challenges.
  • Our research focuses on Israel.
    This Israeli perspective, which most other academic research fails to incorporate, connects our research to Israel's realities, challenges and opportunities.
  • Our research is mostly in Hebrew.
    This makes our work accessible to all Israeli citizens and decision-makers.
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86. Increasing Minority Labor Force in Israel: Evaluating Employment Services for Arab Woman
Author: Noor Ferro Zaheraldeen
Flags: 2013 Human Capital and Education Urban and Regional Development Industry, Trade and Labor Employment and Job Creation Government Funding Poverty Bureaucratic Barriers Arab Sector
85. Financing Technological Innovation in the Mobile Media Sector
Author: Amos Shtibelman
Flags: 2013 Media and Communications Investments Finance Global Competitiveness Industry, Trade and Labor
83. The Impact of Institutional Allocation of Inputs on Agricultural Efficiency
Author: Roni Hershkovitz
Downloads: English Summary
Flags: 2013 Agriculture Environment Urban and Regional Development Industry, Trade and Labor Employment and Job Creation
82. Financing Israel's Export Economy
Author: Rotem Horowitz-Reshef
Flags: 2013 Government Funding Finance Global Competitiveness Industry, Trade and Labor
81. Creating a Social Investment Fund in Israel: Policy and Financial Considerations
Author: Daniela Kandel
Flags: 2013 PPP-Public Private Partnerships Social Investment Investments Poverty Government Funding SME (small and medium-sized businesses) Capital Markets Employment and Job Creation Finance Global Competitiveness Entrepreneurship Microfinance Industry, Trade and Labor Social Inclusion
80. Financial Model for Digital Teaching Platforms
Author: Eran Shmueli
Flags: 2013 Government Funding Finance Agriculture Environment Media and Communications Human Capital and Education
79. Performance Indicators for Waste-Policy Evaluation: Israel's Source-Separation of Household Waste
Author: Dor Fridman
Flags: 2013 National Infrastructures Industry, Trade and Labor Environment
78. Natural Resource Management in Israel: Phosphorous Industry Case Study
Author: Ziv Lautman
Flags: 2013 Environment Urban and Regional Development
77. Increasing Competition for New Israeli Pension Products
Author: Noam Perlson
Flags: 2013 Global Competitiveness Finance Capital Markets Investments Bureaucratic Barriers
76. Social Impact Bonds in Health Promotion in Israel
Author: Reut Marciano
Flags: 2013 Capital Markets Finance Government Funding Investments Health Social Investment
75. Israel's Growth Paradox: Declining Productivity and Returns to Human Capital
Author: Gilad Brand
Flags: 2013 Human Capital and Education Global Competitiveness Industry, Trade and Labor Employment and Job Creation Urban and Regional Development
74. Capital Productivity Gaps in Israel: Evaluating the Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investments
Author: Revital Bar
Flags: 2013 Global Competitiveness Government Funding Capital Markets Investments Bureaucratic Barriers Industry, Trade and Labor Employment and Job Creation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) Urban and Regional Development
73. Bridging Social-Economic Gaps through the Education System
Author: Assaf Amit
Flags: 2013 Human Capital and Education Global Competitiveness Industry, Trade and Labor Employment and Job Creation
72. Financial Tools for Biodiversity Conservation
Author: Taly Spiegel-Adar
Flags: 2013 Agriculture Finance Health Environment
71. Financial Incentives to Promote Sustainable Tillage Practices: Environmental Crop Insurance
Author: Yuval Neuman
Flags: 2013 Government Funding Health Investments Agriculture Environment Industry, Trade and Labor Employment and Job Creation Urban and Regional Development
70. Restructuring Corporate Debt in Israel
Author: Andrey Yanai
Flags: 2013 Global Competitiveness Finance Capital Markets Investments Bureaucratic Barriers
69. Evaluation of the Status of the Implementation of the Bachar Report
Authors: Maya Haran and Gila Weinberger
Downloads: Hebrew Full
Flags: 2012 Capital Markets Finance Investments
68. Government Encouragement for Multinational Investment in Life Sciences
Author: Carmit Avidan Shpalter
Flags: 2012 Global Competitiveness Government Funding Health Industry, Trade and Labor Entrepreneurship
67. Small Firms and the Initial Public Offering - The Israeli Case
Author: Michael Gurkov
Flags: 2012 Capital Markets Finance Investments SME (small and medium-sized businesses)
66. Establishing Social Business Funds to Promote Social Goals
Author: Yoel Ben Or
Flags: 2012 Finance Social Investment
65. Policy Instruments to Support Israeli Agriculture
Author: Roni Hershkovitz
Flags: 2012 Government Funding Cost of Living Finance Agriculture
64. Increasing Finance Supply for SME's in Israel, by joint Private Equity Fund of the Government and the Private Sector
Author: Shir Kahanov
Flags: 2012 PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Investments Finance Industry, Trade and Labor SME (small and medium-sized businesses)
63. Innovation in Energy Agriculture
Author: Tal Lecker
Flags: 2012 Alternative Energy Environment Agriculture Transportation Investments
62. Israel's Retail Grocery Market: The Effect of Geographic Concentration on Local Levels of Competition
Author: Ori Avner
Flags: 2012 National Infrastructures Bureaucratic Barriers Finance
61. Green Public Procurement-A stimulus for Green Growth
Author: Yochai Bernstein
Flags: 2012 Government Funding Environment
60. The Electricity Market in Israel: A Proposal for Increased Efficiency through Fueling Change in Consumer Behavior
Author: Lior Tabori
Flags: 2012 National Infrastructures Bureaucratic Barriers Finance
59. Financial Model for Leveraging Philanthropy towards Regional Development in the Negev and Galil
Author: Idan Richman
Flags: 2012 Northern Israel Social Inclusion PPP-Public Private Partnerships Investments Urban and Regional Development Government Funding Finance Local Government Industry, Trade and Labor SME (small and medium-sized businesses) Employment and Job Creation
58. Risk Management of the Government's Contingent Liabilities
Author: Ravit Nuriel
Flags: 2012 Government Funding Finance
57. Weighted Student Funding in the Israeli Education System
Author: Eliav Pollack
Flags: Human Capital and Education Social Inclusion Government Funding National Infrastructures Bureaucratic Barriers Poverty Ultra Orthodox Sector 2012 Investments Capital Markets Finance
56. Pension Products for the Withdraw Phase
Author: Maya Haran
Flags: 2012 Investments Capital Markets Finance
55. Government Programs to Assist Banks in Crisis: Creating an Early Warning System
Author: Gila Weinberger
Flags: 2012 Government Funding Finance Bureaucratic Barriers Local Government
54. Business Groups in Israel - Development, Diversification, and External Finance
Author: Stanislav Soklinski
Downloads: English Full
Flags: 2012 Global Competitiveness Finance Capital Markets
53. Longevity Risk and Variable Annuities in Israeli Insurance Companies
Author: Lior Tabori
Flags: 2011 Finance Capital Markets
52. Agricultural Yield Bonds
Author: Ilya (Luka) Skorochod
Downloads: Hebrew Full
Flags: 2011 Agriculture Finance
51. The Economic Integration Process in South East Asia and the Pacific - Challenges and Opportunities for the Israeli Market
Author: Amit Einhorn
Flags: 2011 Finance Industry, Trade and Labor Global Competitiveness Taxation
50. Executive Social Networks, Insider Trading, and Tunneling in Israel, Working Paper
Authors: Dustin Plotnick and Dr. Gitit Gur Gershgoren, Chief Economist, Israel Securities Authority
Downloads: English Full
Flags: 2011 Finance Investments
49. Green Building in Israel - Benefits from Wide-Scale Adoption
Author: Tamara Israeli
Downloads:Hebrew Summary |  Hebrew Full
Flags: 2011 Finance Government Funding Environment Urban and Regional Development National Infrastructures
48. Medium and Long Term Export Credit Insurance
Author: Ravit Nuriel
Downloads:Hebrew Summary |  Hebrew Full
Flags: 2011 Finance Government Funding
47. A New Model for Solid Waste Management and Financing
Author: Shiri Heffer
Downloads:Hebrew Summary |  Hebrew Full
Flags: 2011 Bureaucratic Barriers Employment and Job Creation Entrepreneurship Finance Investments Government Funding Industry, Trade and Labor Alternative Energy Environment Urban and Regional Development Local Government
46. Credit Information for SMEs
Author: Naomi Himeyn Raisch
Downloads:Hebrew Summary |  Hebrew Full
Flags: 2011 Microfinance Finance SME (small and medium-sized businesses) Industry, Trade and Labor
45. The Effect of Public Transportation on the Entrance of Arab Women in Israel to the Workforce
Author: Sharon Malki
Flags: Arab Sector Employment and Job Creation Human Capital and Education Social Inclusion Transportation Urban and Regional Development
44. Public Private Partnership for Public Housing (PPPP)
Author: Yoel Ben Or
Downloads:Hebrew Summary |  Hebrew Full
Flags: Finance PPP-Public Private Partnerships Urban and Regional Development Government Funding Local Government Social Inclusion 2011
43. Building National Competitiveness in International Tenders and Projects (Pending completion)
Author: Anat Lindenbaum
Downloads:Hebrew Summary |   Hebrew Full
Flags: Global Competitiveness PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Investments Finance National Infrastructures Industry, Trade and Labor Employment and Job Creation 2010
40. Financing Microenterprises: Current Status, Key Barriers and an Action Plan to Gain Access to Credit
Author: Anat Arbel with Davida (Didi) Lachman-Messer
Downloads:Hebrew Summary |   Hebrew Full
Flags: Social Inclusion Government Funding Industry, Trade and Labor Microfinance 2010
39. A Strategy for Developing Eco Industry in Israel
Author: Tzruya Chebach
Downloads:Hebrew Summary |   Hebrew Full
Flags: Global Competitiveness PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Investments Finance Health Industry, Trade and Labor Alternative Energy Environment 2010
38. Energy Governance through Innovation: Reducing Global Oil Dependency in Transportation
Author: Zviya Baron
Flags: Human Capital and Education Global Competitiveness PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Investments Transportation National Infrastructures Industry, Trade and Labor Alternative Energy Environment 2010
37. Corporate Bond Market Liquidity in Israel at Heterogeneous Trade Sizes
Authors: Dustin Plotnick and Dr. Gitit Gur Gershgoren, Chief Economist, Israel Securities Authority
Flags: Global Competitiveness Investments Finance 2010
36. Promoting Passengers' use of Public Transportation in City Centers
Author: Amit Ashkenazi
Downloads:Hebrew Summary |   Hebrew Full
Flags: Social Inclusion PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Transportation National Infrastructures Health 2010
35. Northern Israel Tourism Improvement District
Author: Abed Assli
Flags: Global Competitiveness Social Inclusion PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Investments Transportation Industry, Trade and Labor Environment Northern Israel Local Government Entrepreneurship Employment and Job Creation Arab Sector Tourism Urban and Regional Development Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2009
34. Credit Crisis: Corporate Bonds Market 2003-2008
Authors: Shaul Zilberman and Dr. Gitit Gur Gershgoren, Chief Economist, Israel Securities Authority
Downloads: Hebrew Summary |   Hebrew Full
Flags: Global Competitiveness Investments Finance 2009
33. Israel's Corporate Bonds Market: Past, Present and Future
Author: Anat Arbel
Downloads: Hebrew Summary |   Hebrew Full
Flags: Global Competitiveness Investments Finance 2009
32. Impact of Israel's Market Reclassification
Author: Adi Hachmon
Flags: Global Competitiveness Investments Taxation 2009
31. Financial Tools for River Restoration in Israel
Author: Amit Ashkenazi
Flags: Social Inclusion PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Finance Agriculture Tourism Health Environment Northern Israel Local Government Bureaucratic Barriers Entrepreneurship Employment and Job Creation Urban and Regional Development Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2009
29. Regulatory Barriers in the Alternative Energy Markets
Author: Inbal Robbas
Flags: Government Funding National Infrastructures Alternative Energy Environment Local Government Bureaucratic Barriers 2008
28. Improving Public Education through Charter Schools
Author: Yosi Ganel
Flags: Human Capital and Education Global Competitiveness Social Inclusion Government Funding Local Government 2008
27. The School Voucher Financing System as a Means to Promote Israeli Education
Author: Sivan Anavi
Flags: Human Capital and Education Global Competitiveness Social Inclusion Government Funding Local Government 2008
26. Human Capital Contracts: An Innovative Instrument for Financing Higher Education
Author: Abed Assli
Flags: Human Capital and Education Global Competitiveness Social Inclusion Government Funding Finance Local Government Poverty Employment and Job Creation Taxation 2008
25. Market Solutions for Pollution
Author: Amit Goldwasser
Flags: Investments Finance Transportation Health Alternative Energy Environment Urban and Regional Development Taxation 2007
24. Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Author: Diana Zaks
Flags: Human Capital and Education Social Inclusion PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Health Environment Poverty 2007
23. New Sources of Funding Israeli Cinema
Author: Liat Levy
Flags: Human Capital and Education Global Competitiveness PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Investments Finance Industry, Trade and Labor Media and Communications Employment and Job Creation Taxation 2007
22. E-commerce and Small Businesses
Author: Leah Sperer
Flags: Global Competitiveness Social Inclusion Industry, Trade and Labor Bureaucratic Barriers Entrepreneurship Employment and Job Creation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2007
21. Joint Employment Zones for the Israeli Arab Sector
Author: Mahmood Khatib
Flags: Global Competitiveness Social Inclusion PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Investments Industry, Trade and Labor Northern Israel Local Government Entrepreneurship Poverty Employment and Job Creation Arab Sector Urban and Regional Development Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2007
20. Employment for Haredim (Ultra Orthodox Jews) in Israel
Authors: Sharon Ouziely with Shimon Ifrach
Flags: Human Capital and Education Global Competitiveness Social Inclusion Industry, Trade and Labor Poverty Employment and Job Creation Ultra Orthodox Sector SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2007
19. Foreign Workers in Israel
Author: Hagar Cohen
Flags: Human Capital and Education Global Competitiveness Social Inclusion Agriculture Industry, Trade and Labor Bureaucratic Barriers Poverty Employment and Job Creation Urban and Regional Development SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2007
18. Employment Solutions for the Elderly
Author: Noa Yehezkel
Flags: Human Capital and Education Global Competitiveness Social Inclusion Health Industry, Trade and Labor Bureaucratic Barriers Poverty Employment and Job Creation Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2007
17. Tax Reform for Israel
Author: Shahar Shlush
Flags: Global Competitiveness Bureaucratic Barriers Employment and Job Creation Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2007
16. The Television Advertising Market: Off Limits to Small Business
Author: Meytal Snir
Flags: Media and Communications Bureaucratic Barriers Entrepreneurship Employment and Job Creation Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2006
15. Teacher Quality in Israel
Author: Aharon Cohen Mohliver
Flags: Human Capital and Education Global Competitiveness Social Inclusion Government Funding 2006
14. Food Surpluses and Food Insecurity
Author: Sharon Ouziely
Flags: Human Capital and Education Social Inclusion Government Funding Agriculture Health Local Government Bureaucratic Barriers Poverty Employment and Job Creation Taxation 2006
13. The Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investments: Is there a Better Way?
Author: Shelly Hasan
Flags: Global Competitiveness Social Inclusion Government Funding Investments Finance Industry, Trade and Labor Local Government Bureaucratic Barriers Entrepreneurship Employment and Job Creation Urban and Regional Development Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2006
12. Acco: The Fall and Possible Rescue of a City
Author: Moshe Bocer
Flags: Social Inclusion PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Investments Northern Israel Local Government Poverty Employment and Job Creation Arab Sector Tourism Urban and Regional Development SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2006
11. Small Businesses in the Arab Sector: An Empirical Comparative Examination
Author: Mahmood Khatib and Shimi Solomon
Flags: Human Capital and Education Social Inclusion Government Funding Finance Industry, Trade and Labor Northern Israel Local Government Entrepreneurship Poverty Employment and Job Creation Arab Sector Urban and Regional Development Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2006
10. The Establishment of Home-Based Businesses as a Means of Combating Poverty Among Women in Israel
Author: Galla Sagalnik
Flags: Human Capital and Education Social Inclusion Government Funding Finance Industry, Trade and Labor Microfinance Entrepreneurship Poverty Employment and Job Creation Arab Sector Ultra Orthodox Sector Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2006
9. Encouraging Microenterprise in Israel via Microcredit Organizations
Author: Hanan Nayberg
Flags: Social Inclusion Finance Industry, Trade and Labor Microfinance Bureaucratic Barriers Entrepreneurship Poverty Employment and Job Creation Arab Sector Urban and Regional Development Taxation 2006
8. An Assessment of the Government Loan Fund for Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Israel
Author: Noa Parag
Flags: Social Inclusion Government Funding Investments Finance Industry, Trade and Labor Bureaucratic Barriers Entrepreneurship Poverty Employment and Job Creation Urban and Regional Development Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2006
7. Licensing of Businesses in Israel
Author: Aharon Mohliver and David Dvir
Downloads: Hebrew Full
Flags: Global Competitiveness Industry, Trade and Labor Bureaucratic Barriers Entrepreneurship Employment and Job Creation Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2005
6. Urban Revitalization in Israel: Emergency Care for Israel's Inner Cities
Author: Shelly Hassan and Diana Zaks
Flags: Human Capital and Education Social Inclusion PPP-Public Private Partnerships Government Funding Investments Tourism Industry, Trade and Labor Local Government Poverty Employment and Job Creation Urban and Regional Development Taxation 2005
5. Securitization: Bringing a Modern Financial Instrument to Israel
Author: David Dvir and Yohay Terri
Flags: Investments Finance Entrepreneurship SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2005
4. Credit Discrimination in Israel: A Proposal for Reform
Author: Aharon Mohliver and Eyal Seri
Flags: Social Inclusion Investments Finance Entrepreneurship Employment and Job Creation Urban and Regional Development Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2004
3. Small Business Access to Government Procurement in Israel
Author: Omer Ben Zur
Flags: Social Inclusion Finance Industry, Trade and Labor Bureaucratic Barriers Entrepreneurship Employment and Job Creation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2004
2. Israel's Property Tax: A Way Out of the Morass
Author: Karen Harel
Flags: Government Funding Finance Local Government Bureaucratic Barriers Taxation SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2004
1. The Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) in Israel: A Proposal for Reform
Author: Ayelet Zur
Flags: Taxation Finance SME (small and medium-sized businesses) 2004
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