The challenges facing Israel’s economy 27.05.2020

As social distancing restrictions are eased in Israel, the country’s attention has started to turn from the health implications of the first wave of the coronavirus crisis to its economic implications. We asked the Taub Center’s Economics Policy Program Chair Prof. Benjamin Bental a few questions about the country’s economic…

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Viral Economics – The Social and Economic Aspects of the Pandemic 07.05.2020

Bulletin Article:  The coronavirus trajectory in Israel: planning, luck, and unintended consequences How to actually read and understand the data presented in the media? Reading coronavirus: pandemic ABCs Research: Anticipating the Total Mortality Impact of Coronavirus in Israel Carmel Blank: The coronavirus is also affecting gaps in early childhood Why is Israel’s coronavirus…

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Israel in international comparison

  This page contains graphs, updated regularly (latest 6.May.2020), that describe coronavirus infections per capita and deaths per capita in the 36 OECD countries plus Taiwan. I use data from the CSSE at Johns Hopkins, merging them with UN population estimates from 2019. The graphs are divided by region within…

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Coronavirus Trends: Trying to avoid a second round of infections 05.05.2020

For the first ten days after the intensive closures began on March 15, the daily increase in the number of confirmed cases was relatively stable, usually in the 25-30% range.  Since late March the rate of increase has been falling quite steadily (with some fluctuations, common in epidemics, as new…

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The coronavirus is also affecting gaps in early childhood 04.05.2020

Social distancing, quarantine, and the health and economic concerns that have plagued Israeli families for more than a month, lead many to find themselves in a continual state of stress. Stressful situations can impair the proper development of children, especially during early childhood, potentially harming the future human capital of…

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