Soaring Minds: The Flight of Israel’s Economists
Dan Ben-David ()
No 6338, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
Despite their small number, Israeli economists have become an important fixture in the international academic scene. In recent years, this phenomenon has been characterized by an additional attribute: the number of Israelis who have chosen to leave the country’s universities - or not to return to them - a process that has brought Israel’s top economics departments to the brink. The elimination of the country from the international research envelope in the future has become a realistic possibility that will impact not only the State of Israel, which stands to lose the most, but the profession in general. This article provides a snapshot of an implosion in progress. It also provides a case study that is important for other countries to understand as some steadily advance toward the Israeli scenario.
Keywords: academic economists; brain drain; Israel; migration; rankings (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A11 F22 H52 H83 I23 J31 J61 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: SOARING MINDS: THE FLIGHT OF ISRAEL’S ECONOMISTS (2009)
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