Prof. Weiss is the President of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Chicago. He has presided as a member of the senior faculty of Bar-Ilan University since 1988 and served as Chair of the Economics Department between 2005 and 2008. His area of expertise is Applied Economics and his research focuses on industrial organization, antitrust, labor economics, law and economics, and behavioral and experimental economics. Weiss is the editor of The Economic Quarterly – the journal of the Israel Economic Association – and is an associate editor of Economic Inquiry.
Prof. Nadav Davidovitch is an epidemiologist and public health physician and Head of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s School of Public Health. In the past, he has served as Chair of the Department of Health Systems Management at the University and the Center for Health Policy Research in the Negev.
In addition, Prof. Davidovitch is Chair of the Association of Public Health Physicians in Israel, the official Israel representative on the Executive Committee of the European Public Health Association, a member of various committees of the Israeli Ministry of Health including the cabinet of the “Magen Israel” program (a national program for fighting the coronavirus), and a member of various international committees including the Task Force on the Coronavirus of the European Association of the School of Public Health.
Prof. Davidovitch has authored a great many articles and books on the subject of public health, health policy, health economics, health systems management, ethics and sociology of health. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Israel, he has been involved in research and the formulation of health policy and has advised various agencies in Israel and abroad.
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