Economy of Israel

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...


A Fresh Perspective: The land of overpriced honey

kohelet 26 Elul 5773 | 1 September 2013

The problems with competition in the honey market start with a rule requiring anyone who wants to own hives to get a permit from the Honey Council. Next week,...


Open Skies – not only in flight fares

Dr. Yitzhak Klein 19 Iyyar 5773 | 29 April 2013

Competition is good for the economy, After the cellular reform last year and the Open Skies agreement , now is the time for the government to expand competition to...


Kohelet’s Perspective on Housing Reform

Dr. Yitzhak Klein 25 Shevat 5773 | 5 February 2013

The Mission – Creating a free market in residential and commercial property in Israel. The Problem Israel’s real estate market suffers from a complex and perverse set of tax...

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