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Israels Economic Tomorrow in Light of the World Financial Crisis

Date: Thursday, June 21, 14:00 - 15:30
Location: Oren 3 Hall

The International Monetary Fund Report (February 2012) defines the Israeli economy as “strong” and praises the functioning of the financial systems and the economic policy in Israel. The Report also cautions against the continuing low rates of participation of “Arab women” and “ultra-orthodox men" in the workforce. To what extent can the Israeli economy maintain its strength and continue to grow in light of global economic crises and in unstable geopolitical surroundings? How can the relative advantages of Israels economy be fostered? How can social gaps be bridged? And what lessons does Israel's economic leadership need to derive from the social protests that erupted in Israel in the summer of 2011?




Mr. Hagai Golan, IsraelEditor-in-Chief, Globes.




Professor Lucian Bebchuk, USA: William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance, Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research;  Inaugural Fellow, European Corporate Governance Network; President Elect, Western Economics Association International; Founding Director, SSRN Corporate Governance Network; former President, American Law and Economics Association. Co-author: Pay without Performance: the Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation (2004). Recipient: International Corporate Governance Network Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance.


Professor Dan Galai, Israel: Abe Gray Professor of Business Administration, Dean, School of Business Administration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; former Visiting Professor of Finance, INSEAD, University of California; Member, Blue Ribbon Panel; Regional Co-Director for Israel, Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA); Principal, Sigma Holdings Ltd.; Co-Founder, MutualArt Inc. Co-Author: Risk Management (2000), The Essentials of Risk Management (2005). 

Recipient: First Annual Pomeranze Prize for excellence in options research, Chicago Board Options Exchange.



Professor Eugene Kandel, Israel: Head, National Economic Council, Prime Minister's Office, Israel; Founding Director, Center for Financial Markets and Institutions, MA program in Finance and Financial Economics; Member, Center for the Study of Rationality, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Mr. Ori Yogev, Israel: Founder and Chairman, Whitewater; Chairman, Israel Railways; Founder and President, Yogev Consultants Ltd.; former Chairman, Israel National Economic Council Advisory Committee; former Budget Director, Ministry of Finance; former President and CEO, Bezeq International.

The panel will be simultaneously translated into Hebrew and English.

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