Jack Habib




Ph.D, Economics, Harvard University

Jack Habib /
Economics Policy Program Fellow

Jack Habib is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Director of the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. He previously served as Executive Director of JDC-Israel. Prof. Habib holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. He has written books on social welfare, and conducted numerous research studies on poverty and social gaps, social policy, and the effectiveness of social intervention systems. He is also a member of the evaluation team for the program “From Welfare to Employment,” and the Wisconsin program (today called “Lights to Employment”). Prof. Habib has been a member of many public committees, among them the Public Committee to Examine the Definition of Poverty. He is an advisor to the United Jewish Communities in the United States and an active member of the Jewish communities’ inter-organizational task force to advance the position of Arabs in Israel.