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Robert Sauer is Co-founder and President at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies. Robert Sauer is Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway, University of London. Previously he taught at the University of Bristol, University of Southampton, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, and Brown University. He completed his PhD in economics at New York University. Sauer's research mainly focuses on labour force dynamics. He has published papers in Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Labor Economics. Sauer is an Associate Editor of the European Economic Review.

Corinne Sauer is Co-founder and Executive Director at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies. Ms. Sauer earned a MA in economics at the University of Aix-Marseille III in 1987 and was an Austrian economics fellow in the economics PhD program at New York University during the years 1988-1990. Corinne is an expert in Data Analysis and Education Economics, and is the Director of the Center for Data Analysis at JIMS. Throughout the 1990s, and prior to forming JIMS, Ms. Sauer was a senior economic consultant for Integral Research, an expert witness consulting firm located in New York City.

Don Siegel is Senior Research Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies. Professor Siegel is Dean of the School of Business at SUNY Albany. Previously, Dr. Siegel was Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Riverside. He was also Professor and Chair of Economics at RPI. Dr. Siegel holds a Ph.D. in business economics from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. His main research areas are university technology transfer, entrepreneurship and technological change, productivity analysis, and corporate social responsibility.

Senior Research Fellows

Yarden Gazit is Senior Research Fellow in the Public Policy Center at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies. Yarden received his bachelor's degree in economics and French from Fort Lewis College, where he learned about Austrian economics and the classical liberal tradition. He was a research intern at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC. His writings on the US-Israel relationship have been published in Ynet News and The Daily Caller.

Zev Golan is Senior Research Fellow in the Public Policy Center at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies. Golan was Director of Israel's Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (1992-2003), and Director of the IASPS Koret Fellowship Program (later the Koret-Milken Program) (1994-2008). Golan has authored the history Free Jerusalem and the philosophical God, Man and Nietzsche, edited An Economy in Crisis (Hebrew), and translated The First Tithe. Golans economic commentary has appeared in Globes and Haaretz. He has edited over 60 studies of the Israeli economy.

Research Fellows

Ori Katz is Research Fellow in the Public Policy Center at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies. Ori is a PhD student at Berglas School of Economics at Tel-Aviv University, where he also received his MA in economics and his BSc in industrial engineering. Ori has several years of experience in research projects for consulting firms and in the financial sector. He writes a popular personal blog on economics published regularly in Haaretz.

Renana Leviani is Research Fellow in the Public Policy Center and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Bar-Ilan University in the Doctoral Fellowship of Excellence Program. She was awarded the Fulbright-HBI Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship scholar for 2009. Renana received a master's in Educational Administration and Leadership from Tel Aviv University. Using a feminist perspective, Renana is examining the moral status of prostitution, in particular claims that would allow practice on the basis of women's autonomy.

Asher Aitan is Research Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies and a MA candidate in economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He completed his BA cum laude with departmental honors at Brandeis University. His main research areas are economic and public policy subject matters.

Shaul Kirshenbaum is Research Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies and Student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Shaul is studying in the integrative program on Philosophy, Economics and Political Science (PEP).

Philip Zelichenko is Research Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies and student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem majoring in Economics and Statistics. Philip was born in Moscow and studies Chinese, he grew interested in free market economics after joining university. Philip also serves as a spokesperson in Russian for JIMS.

Media Fellows

Seth Frantzman is Media Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies and has a PhD in Geography from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he is currently a Post-Doctoral researcher. He is the author of a dozen academic articles and numerous scholarly book reviews. Frantzman received his M.A from the Hebrew University and his B.A from the University of Arizona. He is a Op-Ed editor at the Jerusalem Post and his work has been published in newspapers in the U.S, Canada and Korea. He has been a fellow at JIMS since 2007.

Ilana Mercer is Media Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies. Ms. Mercer was born in South Africa and spent her formative years in Israel. Today she writes a weekly column for WorldNetDaily.com. Ms. Mercer is also an analyst and commentator for Free-Market News Network. She has written for The Financial Post, The Globe and Mail (Canada's National Newspaper), The Vancouver Sun, London's Jewish Chronicle, The American Spectator, The American Conservative, and The New Individualist.


 

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