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Economics, Growth and Prosperity | Spring Seminar
Past event

29.03.2015-2.04.2015, Sunday - Thursday

Location: Orchid Jerusalem View Hotel (Maale HaChamisha)

All expenses paid.  29 Mar - 2 Apr 2015.

What is economic freedom? Why is it important and how does it produce growth and prosperity? Listen, learn, and discuss with some of the best economists and leading policy makers from around the world. Open to students from any field of study, who aspire to leadership, and have completed at least first year undergraduate studies. Lectures are in English.

Sunday, March 29

15:00-17:30Registration/Hospitality/Hotel Check-inand Coffee
18:30-19:00Reception
19:00Dinner
Michael Eisenberg, Founder and Partner, Aleph VC
Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurship



Monday, March 30

7:00Breakfast
8:30-10:00Russ roberts, Stanford University
The Anatomy of the Invisible Hand
10:00-10:30Break
10:30-12:00Jose Pinera, Cato Institute
How Market Reforms Transformed Chile
12:00-13:30Lunch
14:00-15:30Omer Moav, Univ. of Warwick, IDC Herzlyia
The Public Policy Debate - The Role of Ideology and Ignorance: Part 1: The price mechanism
15:30-15:45Break
15:45-17:15Student break-out sessions: 4 groups, 4 topics
19:00-20:00Dinner
20:15-21:45Movie



Tuesday, March 31

7:00Breakfast
8:30-10:00Yehonatan Givati, Hebrew Univ. Law School
Theories of Regulation and Government: Real World Evidence
10:00-10:30Break
10:30-12:00Omer Moav, Univ. of Warwick, IDC Herzlyia
The Public Policy Debate – The Role of Ideology and Ignorance: Part 2: The public sector
12:00-13:30Lunch
14:30Excursion: Barkan Winery
19:00-20:00Dinner
Evening Informal student/faculty discussion sessions



Wednesday, April 1

7:00Breakfast
8:30-10:00Russ roberts, Stanford University
Russ Roberts, Stanford University Growth, Poverty, and Inequality
10:00-10:30Break
10:00-10:30Jose Pinera, Cato Institute
The Chilean Model
12:00-13:30Lunch
14:00-15:30Yehonatan Givati, Hebrew Univ. Law School
Law and Economics: The Effect of Law on Economic Development
15:30-15:45Break
15:45-17:15Russ roberts, Stanford University
“Cats, Uber, and Potato Chips”: An Interaction Session On Thinking Like an Economist
19:00Private Dinner and Discussion with alumni
Discussion with Kohelet Policy Forum Proposals for and Politics of Real Estate Reform In Israel



Thursday, April 2

7:00Breakfast
8:30-10:00Wrap-up and Evaluation
10:30Adjourn



Michael Eisenberg

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Michael Eisenberg is a Partner at Aleph, a $140MM early stage venture capital fund, which he co-founded with Eden Shochat in 2013. Michael joined Benchmark Capital as a general partner in July 2005 and continues as the partner responsible for Benchmark’s Israeli portfolio. Michael joined Benchmark from Israel Seed Partners where he was a general partner from 1997. Eisenberg began his career at Jerusalem Global where he started and led the firm’s successful investment banking group and partnership with Montgomery Securities. Michael has focused on Internet investments since 1995 and has invested in and sat on the board of Israel’s leading companies and start ups, such as Shopping.com (Nasdaq SHOP, acquired by EBAY), Conduit, SeekingAlpha, Gigya, WeWork, Wix, Answers.com (Nasdaq ANSW), Tradeum (acquired: VERT), and Picturevison (acquired: EK).
 

Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurship

 

 

Russ Roberts

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Russell Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He tries to make economics understandable to a general audience. Roberts hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk–hour-long conversations with authors, economists, and business leaders. Past guests include Milton Friedman, Nassim Taleb, Christopher Hitchens, Jimmy Wales, Joseph Stiglitz, and John Bogle. EconTalk was named podcast of the year in the 2008 Weblog Awards.

His latest book is The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity (Princeton University Press, 2008). Set on the Stanford campus, it’s a novel that tells the story of wealth creation and the unseen forces around us creating and sustaining economic possibilities. He is also the author of The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance (MIT Press, 2002) and The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism (Prentice Hall, 3rd edition, 2006). The Invisible Heart explores the economics and morality of the marketplace in the framework of a novel. The Choice, a novel on international trade policy and the human side of international trade, was named one of the top ten books of 1994 by Business Week and one of the best books of 1994 by the Financial Times.

A three-time teacher of the year, Roberts has taught at George Mason University, Washington University in St. Louis (where he was the founding director of what is now the Center for Experiential Learning), the University of Rochester, Stanford University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a national fellow and visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution from 1985 to 1987. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Anatomy of the Invisible Hand

Growth, Povetry & Inequality

“Cats, Uber, and Potato Chips”: An Interaction Session On Thinking Like an Economist

José Piñera

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Cato Institute Distinguished senior fellow José Piñera is co-chairman of Cato’s Project on Social Security Choice and Founder and President of the International Center for Pension Reform. Formerly Chile’s Secretary of Labor and Social Security, he was the architect of the country’s successful reform of its pension system. As Secretary of Labor, Piñera also designed the labor laws and introduced flexibility to the Chilean labor market and, as Secretary of Mining, he was responsible for the constitutional law that established private property rights in Chilean mines. Dr. Piñera now advises governments throughout the world on the establishment of personal account retirement systems. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Wired, and several other publications. Pinera received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

How Market Reforms Transformed Chile

The Chilean Model

Omer Moav

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Omer Moav is a professor of economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the University of Warwick, and a visiting professor at the IDC. He received his PhD in economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and spent a year at MIT as a post-doc fellow. Moav was awarded in 2012 the Landau prize from the Israeli mifal hapais for his achievements in research in macroeconomics, he was awarded the Rector’s prize from the Hebrew University in 2006 for his research and teaching, and served as the head of the advisory board to the Israeli minister of finance in 2009. Moav’s research focuses on economic growth and development and is published in the leading journals of economics. He often comments in the Israeli and international media on the Israeli economy.

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