Michel Strawczynski /
Economics Policy Program Fellow
Professor Strawczynski is head of the Economics and Society Program at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. For a decade, he served as Deputy Director of the Bank of Israel’s Research Department. He has also been the Department’s Chief Economist, economic advisor to the Israel Electric Corporation and to the National Coal Supply Corporation on behalf of the company “Amical,” and an economist in the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure’s Planning and Policy Department. Strawczynski holds a doctorate in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed his postgraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2012 Strawczynskijoined the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as an adjunct associate professor, in a joint appointment of the Department of Economics and the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government. In this capacity, he serves as academic director of the Institute’s Civil Service Cadets program. Strawczynski’s research addresses issues of taxation, transfer payments, government fiscal policy and the Israeli economy. His publications include: “Government Policy regarding Young Parents,” “Cyclicality of Statutory Tax Rates,” ” Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in Israel,” and “What Determines Education Expenditure in Israel?” He also co-edits the Israel Economic Review.