Working Papers


  • 24-April-2014

    English

    How to improve Israel’s health-care system

    Israelis enjoy higher life expectancy and have a much younger demographic profile than most OECD countries. However, the demand for health care is expanding rapidly due to population growth and ageing.

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  • 24-April-2014

    English

    How to improve taxes and transfers in Israel

    Ensuring tax and transfer systems bring sufficient revenue to reach macroeconomic fiscal targets, address societal goals in re-distribution and social welfare, recognise the influence taxation has on businesses’ competitiveness and adequately address environmental externalities is a tough challenge, arguably more so in Israel than in many other OECD countries.

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  • 12-December-2011

    English

    Addressing challenges in the energy sector in Israel

    Offshore natural gas discoveries have released Israel from complete reliance on imported primary fuels and are allowing for a cleaner energy mix.

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  • 12-December-2011

    English

    How to improve the economic policy framework for the housing market in Israel

    Israeli house prices have risen by over 50% over the past three years. In part this reflects the fact that for several years housing construction had not kept pace with increases in the number of households.

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  • 12-December-2011

    English

    Issues in private sector finance in Israel

    The 2008-09 global financial crisis did not result in the failure of any major financial institution in Israel, but it did reveal vulnerabilities in the non banking sector – particularly in the corporate bond market.

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  • 28-September-2010

    English

    Israeli Child Policy and Outcomes (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 104)

    This working paper presents an overview of child policy in Israel. It covers a wide range of services and policies that are intended to further the wellbeing of children in Israel or that have an impact upon the wellbeing of children.

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  • 28-September-2010

    English

    Reforming Policies on Foreign Workers in Israel (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 103)

    This working paper presents the Israeli labor migration scheme that lies not only by socio-economic considerations but also by geopolitical interests. These were linked to the articulation of a unilateral "separation" paradigm between Israelis and Palestinians that prevailed during the Oslo year

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  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Policy Options for Reducing Poverty and Raising Employment Rates in Israel

    Despite some best-practice policies, challenges remain in raising employment and lowering poverty, particularly among Arab-Israeli and Ultra-orthodox households, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Israel: Monetary and Fiscal Policy

    Monetary policy and inflation prospects are broadly sound in Israel, but significant challenges remain for fiscal policy in reducing public debt, as discussed in this working paper.

  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Israeli Education Policy: How to Move Ahead in Reform

    Israel’s education system produces many tertiary graduates but there are wide gaps across society and core skills at secondary school are weak, as discussed in this working paper.

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