AMIT LOEWENTHAL

Amit Loewenthal

 

 

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University

 

Fields of Interest: Political Economy, Labor Economics, Economics of Conflicts, Econometrics, Economic Inequality

 

 

 

CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION

2016-present
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University
Advisor: Prof. Itai Sened, Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University
Additional advising committee members:
Prof. Anke Hoeffler, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz
Dr. Sami Miaari, Department of Labor Studies, Tel Aviv University, and Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Dissertation title: "The Political Economy of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"

 

EDUCATION

2015
M.A. in Economics, Tel Aviv University
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Ofer Setty, Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University
Thesis title: "Worker Cooperatives and Redistribution of Wealth in Financially Constrained Economies"
2011
B.Sc. in Biology, Etgar honors program, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

2018
Advanced quantitative methods courses in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research: Causal Inference, Longitudinal Data Analysis
2011
Training for board of directors' members in government-owned and public firms

 

 

VISITING POSITIONS

Feb 2018
Advanced quantitative methods courses in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research: Causal Inference, Longitudinal Data Analysis

 

PAPERS PUBLISHED IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

Loewetnhal, A. & Miaari, S. H. (2020). Male-Female Wage Differential in the West Bank: A Gender-Based Analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Defence and Peace Economics, 31(8), 939-956. DOI: 10.1080/10242694.2020.1768340.

 

 

PAPERS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION

Loewenthal, A. (2020). Worker Cooperatives and Redistribution of Wealth in Financially Constrained Economies.
Miaari, S. H., Loewenthal, A. & Adnan, W. (2020). Do economic changes affect the political preferences of Arabs in Israel?
Loewenthal, A., Miaari, S. H. & Avraham, A. (2020). Is state-enacted political violence an effective deterrence factor? Lessons from the Israel-Gaza conflict.

 

WORKING AND DISCUSSION PAPERS

Miaari, S. H., Sabbah-Karkabi, M., & Loewenthal, A. (2020). How Is the COVID-19 Crisis Exacerbating Socioeconomic Inequality among Palestinians in Israel? (No. 13716). Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

Azari-Viesel, S., Loewenthal, A., & Sened, I. (2020). The institutional structures and class stratification in advanced economies.
Loewenthal, A. (2020). Inequality, Conflict, and Political Radicalization in the Palestinian Territories.
Loewenthal, A., Miaari, S. H., & Hoeffler, A. (2020). Aid and radicalization – the case of Hamas in West Bank and Gaza.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Miaari, S. H. & Loewenthal, A. (2020) A Systematic Review of the Socio-Economic Effects of Exposure to Political Violence. In Handbook of Political Violence and Children: Psychosocial Effects, Intervention, and Prevention Policy. Greenbaum, C. W., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Hamilton, C. (Eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

 

POLICY PAPERS

Somech, S., Tirosh, O., Keshet, N., Miaari, S. H., Sabbah-Karkabi, M., Loewenthal, A., Masterman, E., Abu Harfa, N., Diabat, S., & Hassan, S. (2020). Employment in Israeli Arab Society in the shadow of the Corona crisis: Challenges, opportunities and room for impact. Jerusalem: Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (Hebrew).
Barak, A., Blum, D., Kremer, O., & Loewenthal, A. (2016). Placement of Asylum Seekers in Relevant Occupational Sectors, an Economic Perspective. Ruppin Academic Center. (Hebrew)
Loewenthal A., Yacobi, D., Adler, R. Dvir, O. Koppel, D., Livneh, A., & Rozgovich, E. (2016). Implementation of Just and Efficient Urban Renewal. Tel Aviv: Alrov Institute for Real-Estate Studies. (Hebrew)
Kremer, O., Loewenthal, A., & Tanay, G. (2015). The Cost of Poverty in Israel and the Returns on Shrinking Investments. In The Alternative Poverty Report. Ronen, S. Tel Aviv: Latet.
Loewenthal A., Mann, Y., & Marciano, R. (2014). The Social Government Budget of Meretz. Tel Aviv: Meretz Party. (Hebrew)
Weisman, H., Loewenthal A., & Levy, R. (2013). Green Employment Policy, Green Legislation and Their Success. In Green Economy: New Labor Market Opportunities? Nathanson, R. & Weisman, H. (Eds.). Tel Aviv: The Macro Center for Political Economics. (Hebrew)
Nathanson, R., Levy, R., & Loewenthal A. (2013). International Comparison of Poverty Lines and Selected Policies for Poverty Reduction. Tel Aviv: National Insurance Institute of Israel. (Hebrew)
Nathanson, R., Weisman, H., Loewenthal A., & Adler, L. (2013). New Challenges of the Welfare State. Tel Aviv: The Macro Center for Political Economics. (Hebrew)

 

 

PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

Sep 2019
The Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions to Global Challenges & Link Campus University (Rome, Italy)
The Fundamentals of the Palestinian – Israeli Conflict
Discussant
June 2019
The Academic Institute for Structural Reforms
Gaza: Poverty, Fundamentalism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Discussant
May 2019
The Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions to Global Challenges
Political economy in conflict resolution: the Israeli-Palestinian case
Lecture

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2020
Horowitz Institute Doctoral scholarship in the field of Economic and Social Development
2019
Research grant from the National Insurance Institute of Israel, as a secondary researcher (primary researcher: Sami H. Miaari)

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

2018-2020
Scholarship from The Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Solutions to Global Challenges, Tel Aviv University
2018-2020
Scholarship from The Academic Institute for Structural Reforms, Tel Aviv University
2015-2016
A scholarship from Alrov Institute for Real-Estate Studies, Tel Aviv University, for the purpose of participating in a think tank and writing a policy paper on urban renewal
2013-2014
Full scholarship from Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University

 

 

AFFILIATIONS

2018-2020
Research Fellow at The Academic Institute for Structural Reforms
2018-2020
Research Fellow at The Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions to Global Challenges

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016-present
Research assistant for Dr. Sami Miaari, Department of Labor Studies, Tel Aviv University
2014-2015
Research assistant for Prof. Moshe Hazan, Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University; Employed through the Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018-2019
Academic tutor of marginalized students for the course 'Microeconomics for Public Policy', Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University
2018-2019
Academic tutor of marginalized students for the course 'Principles of Economics', Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University
2017
Teaching assistant for the course 'Microeconomics for Public Policy', Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University

 

 

NON-ACADEMIC WORK

2016-2018
Researcher at The Institute for Structural Reforms
2015-2016
Economist at the Ethical Research Institute
2013-2014
Researcher at The Macro Center for Political Economicsfor Public Policy', Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University

 

 

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2016-2017
Member of a volunteer research team advising an Israeli trade union
2014-2017
Founder and writer of "With a Grain of Salt", an Israeli socio-economic blog
2013
Intern for a Member of the Knesset
2009-2011
Founder and editor in chief of "Kol Ram" an independent students' newspaper in in the college of natural sciences and mathematics, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

 

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE

2005-2008
Full service
 
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