Ofer Setty




Ph.D, Economics, New York University, 2010; MA, Economics, Tel Aviv University, 2004; MA, Industrial Engineering and Management; BA, Industrial Engineering and Management

Ofer Setty /
Labor Policy Program Fellow

Dr. Setty is a lecturer at the Eitan Berglas School of Economics at Tel Aviv University. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in industrial engineering and management from Tel Aviv University, another M.A. degree in Economics from Tel Aviv University (2004) and a Ph.D. in economics from New York University (2010). Dr. Setty is a lecturer and researcher in the fields of macroeconomics and public financing. Between 2010 and 2014 he taught seminars at universities in Israel (Ben Gurion and Haifa), as well as at the University of Virginia and Penn State University in the USA, Stockholm University, and Queen Mary’s College in London. During that same period he received research grants from the Pinchas Sapir Center for Development at Tel Aviv University, the Israel Science Foundation, the European Foundation (Marie Curie) and NBER. Among his published articles: “Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Accounts: The Best of Both Worlds” (2014); “Who Cares about Unemployment Insurance?” (with Avichai Lifschitz and Yaniv Yedid-Levy, 2014); “Search and Work in Optimal Welfare Programs” (with Gianluca Violante and Nicola Pavoni, 2014).