Economy of Israel

Israel is an “Island Economy” by Choice, not Necessity

Kohelet 15 Elul 5783 | 1 September 2023

Research by Kohelet Forum Policy illuminates the fact that Israel’s comparatively low rate of importing goods and services is largely a result of government policy, particularly the barriers imposed...

Personal Contracts in the Education System: A Step in the Right Direction, but Hardly Enough.

Avrum Tomer 11 Elul 5783 | 28 August 2023

Avrum Tomer, Kohelet Policy Forum researcher of education policy, comments in a Makor Rishon article on the merits of the Ministry of Education’s declaration to allow some teachers to...

The economic effects of the coalition budgets

Dr. Michael Sarel 2 Sivan 5783 | 22 May 2023

A few days ago, the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance published an opinion regarding the economic effects of coalition allocations, if they will be included in the...

An interview with Moshe Koppel, chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum

Kohelet 5 Adar II 5782 | 8 March 2022

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Kohelet’s founding, Prof. Moshe Koppel sat for an interview with Talia Dekel-Fleissig, VP of the Jerusalem Press Club

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Removing the Barriers to Housing Development in Israel

Dr. Asher Meir 26 Elul 5777 | 17 September 2017

Excessive government intervention in the housing market makes housing in Israel much more expensive than it should be.

Israel's path to prosperity 2016

Israel’s path to economic and social prosperity

Dr. Michael Sarel, Itamar Yakir 28 Tishri 5777 | 30 October 2016

kohelet forum on productivity

Recommendations and findings on labor productivity in Israel

Dr. Michael Sarel, Dr. Asher Meir 20 Sivan 5776 | 26 June 2016

In recent decades, Israeli labor productivity is not closing the gap with more developed countries, and in many respects the gaps are even widening.

Economic and Social Prosperity

Israel’s Path to Economic and Social Prosperity

Dr. Michael Sarel 15 Sivan 5775 | 2 June 2015

Kohelet’s new publication presents the story of Israel’s economy – successes and remaining obstacles in 25 charts followed by short explanations. The full report on PDF


Zionism and capitalism: The quest for freedom

Kohelet 23 Kislev 5774 | 26 November 2013

In the case of Jewish nationalism, capitalism is not only coherent with a strongly Zionist worldview, but rather is the most logical economic ideology to embrace. A few years...

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