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The Department of Agricultural Economics and Management The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agricultural, Food & Environmental Quality Sciences


Weekly Departmental Seminar

Seminar Coordinator: Avraham Ebenstein, PhD
Seminar meetings take place on Sunday, at 16:15pm - 17:45pm
Ag. Economics Seminar Room, Volcani Building

Academic Year: 2017/2018, spring semester.


Department Meeting


Peter Haan (DIW Berlin)

Optimal Social Assistance and Unemployment Insurance in a Life-Cycle Model of Family Labor Supply and Savings


Ore Koren (Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota)

Food Abundance and Violent Conflict in Africa


Dan Zeltzer (Tel Aviv University)

Horizon Effects and Adverse Selection in Health Insurance Markets


Daniel Spiro (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Finders, Keepers?


Abigail Hurwitz (The College of Management Academic Studies)

An Investigation of Time Preferences, Life Expectancy, and Annuity versus Lump-Sum Choices: Can Smoking Harm Long-Term Saving Decisions?


Analia Shlosser (Tel Aviv University)

Fostering Non-Cognitive Skills in Active Labor Market Programs: Evidence from an RCT in Israel


Nir Helman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Water management and the curse of dimensionality - An approximation scheme for stochastic dynamic programs with multidimensional action and scalar state


Assaf Romm (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Need vs. Merit: The Large Core of College Admissions Markets


Beata Shwartz (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Competition and Market Power in Deregulated Fertilizers in India


prof. Aliza Fleisher (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The Role of Trust in the Sharing Economy: Analysis and Simulations of an Airbnb Market


Student presentations – to be announced

Academic Year: 2017/2018, fall semester.

October 22nd


Departmental Meeting

October 29th

israel finkelshtain, prof.

Is Mandatory Crop Insurance a Solution for Adverse Selection

November 5th

Michael Amior, Hebrew University

The Contribution of Foreign Migrants to Local Labor Market Adjustment

November 12th

Oren Rigbi, Ben Gurion University

The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Prices

November 19th

David Weiss, Tel Aviv University

Women's Liberation as a Financial Innovation

November 26th

Jeffery Mensch, Hebrew University


December 3rd

Ofer Setty, Tel Aviv University


December 10th

Raphael Franck, Hebrew University


December 17th

Dan Ben Moshe, Hebrew University

Error-in-Variables and Other Dependent Factor Models

December 24th

Shirlee Lichtman-Sadot, Ben Gurion University

More Buses, Less Accidents? Evidence from the Introduction of Late-Night Buses in Israeli Cities

December 31st

Alan Miller, Haifa University


January 7th

Eve Sihra, Hebrew University


January 14th

Naomi Hausman, Hebrew University


January 21st

Ariel Levy, Ben Gurion University


January 28th

Dan Zeltser, Tel Aviv University



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Department Head:
Prof. Israel Finkelshtain, Tel: 08-9489255, e-mail:


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