קיימים מספר ערוצי קבלה.
בכל אחד מערוצים אלו, יש לעמוד בנוסף ביתר תנאי הקבלה. פירוט נוסף ניתן למצוא בקטגוריית מועמדים וכן במדריך לנרשם.
הלימודים מתחילים בסמסטר אלול. במהלך הסמסטר לומדים, בנוסף ללימודי קודש, גם את קורסי הקדם במתמטיקה, מחשבים ופיזיקה (משתנה מחוג לחוג). הסמסטר אורך כחודש ומטרתו לסייע לסטודנטים לחזק ולרענן את הידע בתחומים אלו לקראת הקורסים המתקדמים של סמסטר א'. לכל תלמיד חדש מפורט במכתב הקבלה אילו קורסים הוא מחויב ללמוד בסמסטר אלול.
שכר הלימוד במרכז האקדמי לב הוא שכר לימוד אוניברסיטאי מופחת ונקבע כל שנה על פי החלטת המועצה להשכלה גבוהה.
שכר הלימוד אינו כולל תשלומים עבור לימודי קודש, קורסי יסוד באנגלית, קורסי קדם ואגרות.
מבחן פוטנציאל שבודק כישורים ותכונות רלוונטיים ללימודים האקדמיים. מבחן זה מוכר כמקביל למבחן הפסיכומטרי עבור קבלה למרכז האקדמי לב, למעט למועמדי העתודה האקדמית ומועמדים לחוג לסיעוד.
המבדקים נמשכים כ-4 שעות ומתייחסים למידת ההתאמה לחוג המבוקש. המבדקים מוצגים באמצעות צג המחשב ואין כל צורך בהתנסות קודמת בהפעלת מחשב על מנת להצליח בהם. מבחן להתנסות עצמית ניתן למצוא באתר תיל אינטרנשיונל. לפרטים נוספים על המבחן ושאלות לדוגמא- לחץ כאן
ניתן לבצע שינוי כל עוד החוג פתוח להרשמה. השינוי חייב להתבצע ע"י פניה במייל למדור מידע ורישום.
במידה והנך עומד בכל תנאי הקבלה, מכתב הקבלה יישלח במייל בתוך שבוע ממועד קיום הריאיון.
L.L.B and B.A– 1999-2004 – Tel-Aviv University –
Law – Magna Cum Laude,
Economics – Summa Cum Laude
M.A. / M.Sc. – 2003-2005 – Tel-Aviv University –
Economics – Summa Cum Laude
Advisor: Prof. Itzhak Zilcha
Title of M.A thesis: ‘Human Capital, Public
Education, Inequality and Growth’.
Ph.D. – 2005-2013 – Tel-Aviv University – Economics
Advisor: Prof. Itzhak Zilcha
Title of Ph.D thesis: ‘The Allocation of Public
Post-Doctoral Fellowships –
2013-2014, 2016-2018 – The Hebrew
University, Bar Ilan University – Economics
Advisor: Prof. Arthur Fishman
Visiting Scholar –
2014-2016 –The University of Texas at Austin
and Southern Methodist University
Lecturer – 2009-2020 –
Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), Ariel
University, The College of Management
Academic Studies (COLMAN), Bar Ilan
University, Tel Aviv University
Legal internship – 2004-2005 – Kantor, Elhanani, Tal & Co. Law
Offices, Tel Aviv
The work included preparation of statements of claims and defense, preparation of contracts and court hearings, and other legal assistance and legal research in various fields of Commercial Law in a leading Israeli Law firm
2001-2003 – The Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv
University – Merit-based scholarship for M.A. studies
2004 – The Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University – Prize for an outstanding M.A research thesis
2004 – Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel Aviv University – an Excellence Scholarship
2009-2010 – The Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv
University – Merit-based scholarship for Ph.D studies
2006-2009 – Tel Aviv University, the president and rector – Special merit-based scholarship for Ph.D. studies for excellent students
2013 – The Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv
University – Prize for an outstanding Ph.D research thesis
2016-2018 – Post-Doctoral Scholarship, Bar Ilan University
Fields of interest: Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Law and Economics.
a. Summary of Past Research and Development Activities
My past research investigates a variety of questions concerning the allocation of public education resources including the relationship of government expenditure to students’ achievements, inefficiencies, the effect of skill-biased technological changes on publicly financed teacher quality and teacher quantity, the organization of funding schemes for higher education, and the efficiency of disciplinary actions against malpractice of firms. I published four articles in academic journals (the publications are listed in section 6), and I continue working on these topics and on other new topics, including gender inequality and the labor supply of mothers.
b. Summary of Current Research and Development Activities
Breastfeeding and labor supply of new mothers: evidence from a baby formula hazard realization, joint with Ity Shurtz, Ben Gurion University
We use a product safety hazard realization in the baby formula market in Israel in 2003 as a plausible natural experiment to study the causal relationship between breastfeeding and new mothers' labor supply. We find that the likelihood of households with new mothers to consume baby formula decreased by about 15 percent, suggesting an increase in breastfeeding. In turn, first-time new mothers delayed their return to work. Specifically, analysis of administrative data covering the universe of births in the country shows that average months worked in the _rst six months after childbirth fell by about 4 percent. This effect is driven by new mothers from above-median income households. The results indicate that breastfeeding is a key factor in new mothers' employment decisions.
Universities vs. Colleges: Is Heterogeneity in Higher Education Desirable? joint with Itzhak Zilcha, Tel-Aviv University
In many countries, there is an ongoing debate on the public funding of their growing higher education (HE) system. Our goal is to examine the theoretical justification for the establishment of HE institutions, subsidized or unsubsidized by the government. We study non-stationary equilibria of an OLG economy in a hierarchical education system. Given the capacity constraints of the Universities, we explore the impact of adding new institutions, to be called Colleges, to the HE system, focusing on two issues. Given that Colleges are less productive than Universities, (a) Should the government establish Colleges? (b) Should the government divert budgets from Universities to Colleges? Based on long-run economic growth considerations, we obtain positive answers to both questions. Then, we compare several policies of student subsidies. We show that implementing merit-based subsidies within each institution may cause a shift of students to a lower quality level of education. However, directing subsidies to disadvantaged students in each institution may alleviate the downgrading of the stock of human capital in the economy. Our results suggest that much caution is needed in the implementation of student subsidies, in order to avoid distortion in the selection of students across heterogenous institutions. Our model also accounts for several stylized facts over time, (1) the increase in the number of institutions and students; (2) the decline in College admission standards; (3) the decline in public budget per student and the corresponding increase in net student out-of-pocket payments.
'The more the merrier? The efficiency of disciplinary actions against malpractice of firms', joint with Artyom Jelnov, Ariel University
In a world of experience goods, consumers reveal the product quality after purchase, but cannot observe whether they encounter a low-quality product because of malpractice (low effort of producers) or because of bad luck. This well-known market failure impairs the incentives of producers to invest effort in production. In this article, we examine the interaction between two ex-post means to alleviate this market failure, costly lawsuits pursued by consumers and inspection of malpractice by the government. Our results suggest that government inspectors may alleviate malpractice in the equilibrium but not in all circumstances. Specifically, the reliance of consumers on the government inspection may discourage them from pursuing lawsuits. Under plausible assumptions about the productivity and cost of the inspectors, this crowding-out of consumers by the government harms the incentives of producers to excel effort in the equilibrium. In this case, the government intervention reinforces the market failure.
'Higher Education Funding – The Value of Choice', joint with Ronen Bar-El, Open University
An alternative to the dependence on traditional student loans may offer a viable relief from the tremendous burden that those loans usually incur. This article explores the implications of governmental intervention to grant students 'more choice' in their funding decisions by allowing them to have portfolios, mixtures of different types of loans. To study this point, we present a model where students invest in higher education while facing uncertainty about their individual earning potential. The model reveals that when students are allowed to have portfolios of loans, some of them indeed take the opportunity and diversify their loans, benefiting themselves, but also improving the loan terms of other students. Therefore, when governments organize student loans, it is essential to consider providing students with more choice in their funding decisions.
c. Future Directions for Research and Development.
The gender wage gap and the motherhood penalty: A theoretical framework, joint with Naomi Friedman-Sokuler, Bar Ilan University
Reconciling work and motherhood involves challenging decisions for women. Considering their time allocation between work and home, the length of maternity leave may have considerable implications on their future career paths. Besides the direct effect on working hours, a longer maternity leave may generate a negative signal to potential employers. We develop a human capital model in which heterogenous mothers choose between two contracts: a 'Motherhood track' with relatively low wages vs. a 'Career-track' where mothers are 'punished' for taking voluntary maternity leaves. The punishment is manifested through a reduction in wages that acts as a 'tax' (on top of the forgone wages during maternity leave). We obtain analytical results regarding how mothers react to different voluntary and compulsory maternity leave policies. We substantiate our results using evidence from the National Insurance Institute of Israel on women's wages and maternity leaves.
Compulsory schooling laws, ethnicity and social opportunity, joint with Sarit Cohen Goldner, Bar Ilan University
The high school dropout rates have not changed much in the United States over the last thirty years, and have been consistently higher among Blacks and Hispanics. Policymakers and administrators often pursue ways to reduce the number of dropouts and increase the college attendance considering their well-known contribution to the earnings potential, employment and health outcomes and to the economic growth. The aim of this proposal is to examine whether raising the school-leaving age and strengthening the enforcement of compulsory schooling laws may serve as effective means to increase education attainment among the least educated. For this purpose, we will use 1990 and 2000 Census microdata to empirically estimate the impact of compulsory schooling laws on high school enrollment of different ethnic groups. Our preliminary figures imply that increasing the school-leaving age to eighteen combined with tougher enforcement may provide a potential mechanism to improve the social opportunity of different ethnic groups by possibly lowering their dropout rates and increase their average years of schooling.
Grade Standardization and Grade Inflation – the TAU experiment
Grade inflation, the increase in grades over time in higher education institutions across the United States and other countries, has been a subject of concern in recent decades. Grades are mainly a signaling device that provides information on student abilities. This information is valuable to students (in identifying their strengths), financial aid officers (in allocating student funding), graduate schools (in making admission decisions), and potential employers (in screening job applicants). When grades increase over time they may eventually cease to deliver essential information on abilities. Student behavior aggravates the problem, in that they tend to enroll to courses that have granted high grades in the past. To overcome this problem, higher education institutions have adopted various grading standardization reforms. This study analyzes the consequences of grading policies adopted by the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University in the years 1990-2006. The main goal of the policies was to reduce grade differences between courses and eliminate grade inflation over time. Based on student-course level data, we examine whether the new grading policies achieved their goals and how they affected student behavior. Specifically, we examine whether the new grading policies have reduced the incentives of students (especially low-ability ones) to select courses with initially higher grades, alleviating the grade inflation.
University Rating and Student Debt, joint with Saltuk Ozerturk
We study three patterns observed in many developed countries: the increase in university ratings, the increase in enrollment to higher education, and the increase in student debt. In the model, individuals invest in higher education when the returns to their investment are uncertain. They choose their effort in higher education based on some information on their individual skills and the university rating. In this economic framework, a rise in university rating over time (without a coinciding increase in productivity) may increase student investment in
Peer-Reviewed Papers in Refereed Journals
Impact factor: 1.37. H index: 70, citations: 7, Q1.
Impact factor: 0.78. H index: 31, citations: 7, Q1.
Information', Economic Letters – 137 – Pages 230-233.
Impact factor: 0.86. H index: 92, citations: 5, Q1.
Impact factor: 1.48. H index: 108, Q1.
Revise and Resubmit
Impact factor: 0.78. H index: 31, Q1.
Impact factor: 0.78. H index: 31, Q1.
2011-2013 – Limor Hatsor, principal investigator, The Sanbar
Institute for Public Economics – Grant for research on
‘Efficient Funding of Higher Education’
2018-2020 – Limor Hatsor and Ity Shurtz, principal investigators,
The National Insurance Institute – Grant for research on ‘The
Remedia event as a natural experiment – maternity leaves,
breastfeeding, health and cognitive skills of children’
2020 – Limor Hatsor and Artyom Jelnov, principal investigators,
Heth Academic Center for Research of Competition and
Regulation – Grant for research on 'Efficient implementation of
a. Journal refereeing
The Journal of Public Economic Theory, International Economic Review
b. Other refereeing
Israeli Science Foundation's research grants
c. Conference organization
2018 – Co-organizer of the workshop on 'Perceptions and public policies' at Bar Ilan University sponsored by 'Friends of Israel Educational Foundation, Academic Study Group' (ASG), the Center for Economic Growth and Policy (CEGAP), at Durham University Business School, The Schnitzer Foundation for Research on the Israel Economy and Society and the Sir Isacc Wolfson Chair in Economics at Bar Ilan University
d. Conference lectures
(a) Presentation of papers at conferences
2006, 2007 – 2nd and 3rd Core summer school on Economic Analysis of Heterogeneity in Social Organizations, Belgium
2010-2012 – Annual meeting of Israel Economic Association
2010 – The annual conference of the Association for Public
Economic Theory (APET) at Bogazici University, Istanbul
2011 – The annual conference of the European Association of Labour Economists, Cyprus
2012 – The European meeting of the Econometric Society,
2013 – The annual conference of APET at Catolica, Lisbon
2017 – The annual conference of APET at University Paris II;
Annual meeting of Israel Economic Association; Ariel conference on the political economy of public policy, Ariel University
2018 – Conference on the Future of Gender Equality, the Israeli Ministry of Science; Workshop on 'Perceptions and public policies' at Bar Ilan University; The Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (Earie), Athens; Annual meeting of Israel Economic Association
2019 – The 2019 Meeting of the European Public Choice Society (EPCS) at the Hebrew University; The annual conference of APET at Strasbourg, France
2020 – Virtual Environmental Protection and Circular Economy day at Heth Academic Center for Research of Competition and Regulation; The Econometric Society and Bocconi University Virtual World Congress, session chair
(b) Seminar presentations at universities
2006-2013 – Seminars at Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv University, Ben Gurion University and Haifa University
2014-2016 – Seminars at Southern Methodist University
2017-2018 – Seminars at Bar Ilan University, IDC, Ariel and Ben Gurion University
(d) Other presentations
2018 – The Prime Minister's office, director of regulatory policy
2017 – The Antitrust authority, Israel
2008 – EEA annual meeting in Bocconi University, Milan
Summer School of Economic Growth in the Hebrew University
2014 – Stata TX empirical microeconomics conference at Southern Methodist University
2017,2018 – 7th and 8th Annual Israeli I.O Day: Industrialization, regulation and competition policy in Israel; The 10th annual conference of the Israeli chapter of the Game Theory Society (my article was presented by a co-author)
2020 – Circular Economy IL Summit
f. Courses taught
Introduction to research methods, Imperfect competition – JCT
Economic Policy in Practice – JCT, COLMAN
Introduction to Econometrics – Ariel University
Economics of Education – COLMAN, Bar Ilan University
Economic aspects of social work – The Shapell School of Social work, Tel Aviv University
(a) Course preparation
2009-2018 – The Hebrew University, Tel Aviv
University, Ariel University, COLMAN, JCT –
Growth and Inequality, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Econometrics, Economics of Education, Public Economics for MA, Introduction to research methods, Economic Policy in Practice
(b) Teaching assistance
2003-2009 – Tel Aviv University, IDC, COLMAN –
Intermediate Micro A and B, Insurance Economics, Introduction to Econometrics, Introduction to game theory and economic analysis of the law.
(b) Research assistance
2004-2005, 2010-2011 – Itzhak Zilcha – Tel Aviv University, Insurance Economics, Economics of Education
2013-2014 – Ity Shurtz – The Hebrew University, empirical research