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Alon Harel

Alon Harel

אלון הראל
Law

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Research Interests
Law and philosophy, political theory, law and economics, behavioral law and economics, constitutional theory

Courses Taught: 

Jurisprudence

Prizes and Awards

Justice Cheshin Prize 

Books:

Why Law Matters (Oxford University Press, 2014)
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Yuval Hart

Yuval Hart

יובל הרט
Psychology

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Research Interests:
I am driven by two great passions – the aesthetics of parsimonious models, and a strong desire to understand the different ways by which we perceive, reason, interact, and create.

In our work, we employ a range of tools from statistical physics, dynamical systems, functional data analysis, and "big-data" analysis on high-resolution measurements to reveal basic principles of complex cognitive phenomena.

I'm also highly passionate about education, and I hope to contribute to improving the impact of classroom and online courses on students.

 
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Ran Hassin

Ran Hassin

רן חסין
Psychology

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Research Interests:

I am interested in understanding the capabilities of unconscious processes, and in using this knowledge to gain insights into the functions of consciousness. Relatively longstanding projects in the lab include the investigation of (non-conscious) working memory and executive functions, (non-conscious) goal pursuit and motivation, (non-conscious) goal conflict and self control, and (non-conscious) nationalism. Newer projects include (non-conscious) arithmetic and reading, the study of emotional and motivational factors that determine when things pop into consciousness, and application of various of the above-mentioned projects to the area of judgment and decision making. In recent years I have also examined various aspects of emotional processes, ranging from emotion perception, to emotion regulation and phenomenology. The lab mainly uses behavioral measures, but from time to time we resort to physiological data, patient data, and even colorful (and less colorful) pictures of the brain. In one fMRI study, run by a former graduate student in the lab, we even found significant activations outside the skull.

 

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Moshe Haviv

Moshe Haviv

משה חביב
Statistics

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Research Interests:
Operations Research, Queueing Theory, Strategic Behavior in Queues, Markov Decision Processes

Courses Taught:

  • Linear and Non-linear Programming
  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Applied Probability
  • Stochastic Simulation
  • Statistical Inference
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Linear Algebra

Prizes and Awards:

Best paper award, NetGCOOP, 2014

Grants:

ISF Grants: 1512/19, 511/15, 1319/11, 401/08, 237/02

Published in:

  • Management Science

  • Operations Research

  • Mathematics of Operations Research
  • Letters of Operations Research
  • Queueing System
  • SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
  • European Journal of Operations Research
  • Journal of Applied Probability

President, Operations Research Society of Israel (2012-2015)

Head, Department of Statistics (2008-2012)

 

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Ori Heffetz

Ori Heffetz

אורי חפץ
Economics

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Research Interests:

Behavioral economics; empirical research (survey-based, experimental, administrative data); household behavior; macroeconomic indicators and well-being measurement; expectations and beliefs; survey methodology; psychological, social, and cultural aspects of economic behavior; social status and expenditure visibility; economic policy.

Courses Taught:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Israeli economy and business
  • behavioral economics
  • microeconomics

Published in:

  • American Economic Review
  • American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
  • American Economic Journal: Microeconomics
  • American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Journal of the European Economic Association

See also:

 

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Gil Kalai

Gil Kalai

גיל קלעי
Mathematics

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Research Interests:

Combinatorics and convexity and their connections with and applications to other areas.

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eugene_kandel

Eugene Kandel

יבגני קנדל
Economics
Business

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Research Interests:

Financial intermediaries and markets; Corporate finance.

Courses Taught:

Corporate Finance

Published in:

  • Journal of Political Economy

  • Quarterly Journal of Economics

  • Journal of Finance

  • Journal of Financial Economics
  • Review of Financial Studies

Professor Eugene Kandel is the co-Chairman of Start-Up Nation Policy Institute (SNPI) which aims to promote strategy and economic policies to ensure that Israel maintains its leadership position in technological innovation and leverages its position to generate value for its citizens. Professor Kandel is the former CEO of Start-Up Nation Central, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening Israel’s innovation ecosystem and connecting business, government, and NGO leaders from all over the world to the Israeli  people and technologies that can help them solve their most pressing  problems.  

Between 2009 and 2015 Professor Kandel served as the Head of the Israel National Economic Council and as the Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister and played a central role in all the government’s major economic policy decisions.  Kandel is the Emil Spyer Professor of Economics and Finance at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a BA and an MA from the Hebrew University, and an MBA and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Professor Kandel’s primary areas of academic expertise are Financial Markets and Financial Intermediaries, and his research has been published in world-leading finance and economic journals. His research  was instrumental in the 1997 redesign of the Nasdaq trading rules.

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Yaakov Kareev

Yaakov Kareev

יעקב קריב
Education

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Research Interests:

Individual and Interactive Decision Making; Choice Behavior; Structural Limitations of the Cognitive System and their Implications.

Courses Taught:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Decision Making
  • Statistics
  • Research Methodology

Grants:

  • ISF 382/20 – the dynamics of self-sorting; BSF 2015206 – the sustainability game: inducing and fostering environmentally responsible behavior;
  • ISF 996/15 – be the tail of the lions or the head of the foxes?;
  • ISF 121/11 – short-term regret and its effect on repeated decisions;
  • GIF 2008/120 – the monitoring of changing environment.

Published in

  • Psychological Review

  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

  • Psychological Science
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive Science

 

 

 

 

 

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Orit Kedar

Orit Kedar

אורית קדר
Political Science

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Research Interests

Comparative politics and political economy, in particular electoral politics, representation, electoral systems and institutions more broadly, party systems, as well as in gender and politics.

Courses Taught

  • Comparative politics field seminar
  • Gender and politics
  • Electoral politics: voters and institutions

Published in:

  •  American Journal of Political Science
  • American Political Science Review
  • British Journal of Political Science
  • Journal of Politics
  •  Political Analysis

Prizes and Awards

  • Longley Award for best article in representation and electoral systems. APSA, Representation and Electoral Systems section (2017).
  • Israel Young Academy (affiliated with The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities), member (first cohort) (2012-2016).
  • President's Prize named after Yoram Ben-Porath for Outstanding Young Researcher, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2011).
  • Riker Award for best book in political economy. APSA, Political Economy section. (2010).

*Former President of the European Political Science Association (2017-2019)

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Ariel Knafo-Noam

Ariel Knafo-Noam

אריאל כנפו-נעם
Psychology

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Research Interests:

the genetic, environmental and developmental contributions to altruism and empathy; how values develop due to contexts, cultures, families, and genetics. Parenting, child temperament, and mutual parent-child influence.

Courses Taught:

  • Development of values
  • Personality development: change, stability, genetics and environment

Published in:

  • Developmental Science
  • Child Development
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews

Grants

  • Culture of Schooling project grant from the John Templeton Foundation (2019)
  • Grant from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) (2018)
  • Grant from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) (2013)
  • ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant (2009)
  • Science of Generosity Center award, John Templeton Foundation (2009)

Prizes and Awards:

  • Michael Bruno Award for Scientific Excellence. Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild Foundation) (2015)
  • Elected member of the Young Israeli Academy of Sciences (2012)
  • George A. Miller Award of the Society for General Psychology – APA Division One (2011)
  • Outstanding Paper of the Biennium Award, The International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection (2008)
  • Early Scientific Achievement Award, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) (2007)

 

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Ilan Kremer

Ilan Kremer

אילן קרמר
Center Director
Economics
Business

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Research Interests:  

Information economics, Financial economics, Game theory

Courses Taught: 

  • Finance
  • Information Economics

Prizes and Awards:

Yoram Ben Porat prize, UWFC best paper

Grants: 

  • ERC
  • ISF
  • BSF
  • NSF

Published in:

  •  American Economic Review
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • Econometrica
  • Review of Economic Studies
  • Journal of Finance
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Adi Leibovitch

Adi Leibovitch

עדי ליבוביץ
Law

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Research Interests:

Courts; Sentencing; Discretion and Legal Decision-Making; Litigation and Plea Bargaining; Development of Law, Norms and Institutions; Law and Economics; Behavioral Law and Economics; Empirical Legal Studies.

Courses Taught:

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Sentencing
  • Law and Economics Workshop

Grants:

  • Israel Science Foundation, Individual Research Grant
  • Russell Sage Foundation Presidential Award
  • Charles Koch Foundation Research Grant

Published in:

  • Journal of Legal Studies
  • Northwestern University Law Review
  • Supreme Court Economic Review
  • University of Chicago Law Review Online

 

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LIGETT

Katrina Ligett

קתרינה ליגת
Computer Science

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Research Interests:

data privacy, learning theory, algorithmic fairness, statistical validity, game theory.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Data Privacy
  • Networks, Crowds, and Markets

Prizes and Awards:

NSF CAREER Award, Microsoft Faculty Fellowship

Grants:

  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

  • US National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • DARPA, Simons Foundation

 

Prof. Ligett is the head of the HUJI program on Internet & Society.

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