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School of Economics


The School of Economics was established in 1994 under the Deanship of Prof. Haim Barkai. Its current student body comprises over 1,000 students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school’s over 5000 alumni can be found in top positions in the Israeli economy.

Our Dean

Dr. Itamar Shabtai

Dean of the School of Economics

A graduate of The COLMAN and of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has been a visiting scholar at Claremont Graduate University. He is the Academic Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching at the college of management, and the former head the major in information systems at the MBA program at Hebrew University.

His main research interest is in the area of Healthcare Information Technology and medical informatics. His recent joint studies, Using Electronic Health Record Systems to Optimize Admission Decisions: The Creatinine Case Study, and EHR in Emergency Rooms: Exploring the Effect of Key Information Components on Main Complaints, were published in Health Informatics Journal, and the Journal of Medical Systems

“Our school offers unique ties to relevant industries and leading companies, thus providing our students with an up-to-date program that best combines theoretical and practical content. Our applied approach enables us to equip students with the latest methods and tools.”

– Dr. Itamar Shabtai

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide our graduates with high-quality core economics theoretical knowledge and methodologies coupled with the latest economic and managerial up-to-date tools, theoretical and practical, which will enable them to compete successfully in the modern labor markets.

Undergraduate Programs

B.A. in Economics with specializations in:

  • Economics and Management
  • Financing and Insurance
  • Information Systems and Data Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • Real Estate

Graduate Programs

Prof. Erez Siniver

Academic Director

Prof. Siniver, Head of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Strategy and Head of the Graduate Program at the School of Economics, is the former deputy dean of the School of Economics. He is a graduate of the Technion, the Tel-Aviv University and Boston University.

His recent paper, Do higher achievers cheat less? An experiment of self-revealing individual cheating was published in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

M.A. in Applied Economics

The rapid growth of the Israeli economy and its growing integration into global markets create a great demand for senior experts of finance and economy who are proficient at mastering advanced information systems, skilled at implementing economic theory and quantitative models, and are capable of expressing and communicating their conclusions and recommendations in a clear, concise and convincing manner.

The School of Economics master’s degree program offers a robust, up-to-date theoretical background integrated with practical tools for the next generation of professionals in senior positions in economic consulting firms, economic departments of large companies, investment firms and more.

The M.A. in Applied Economics thus offers a hands-on program, which provides economists with the “tool box” required for economic analysis via practical work on real-world economic issues. The students are taught by experienced mentors from both the academy and the industry. Graduates join the job market as financial consultants or as senior economists.

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