Currently (2021-2022) I am a Rohr Visiting Professor at the Department of Government and the Center of Jewish Studies at Harvard University. During my visit, I teach a seminar about the Globalization of Finance and a course about The Political Economy of Israel: Economy, Security Ideology.
Otherwise, I am a tenured Associate Professor for Political Economy and International Studies at the School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo. My main areas of interest, research and teaching are Comparative Political Economy and International Political Economy.
In the comparative political economy research, my focus is on the political economy of small open economies. I am interested in the way geopolitical circumstances shape small states’ grwoth strategies. Within this research project, I am studying the impact of Israel’s geopolitical circumstances on its growth models. Recently I was awarded a highly competitive 3-year research grant from the Israel Science Foundation. This research project, Israel Growth Strategy in the Post-Fordist Era: Ideology, Security and Economy (October 2019-September 2022), investigates how the perception of security threats by Israeli decisionmakers affected economic policy choices and determined Israel’s path to the neoliberal era. My recent book on the topic is Israel Path to Neoliberalism: State, Continuity, Change (Routledge 2018)
My second research topic is financial globalization and the evolution of the global monetary and financial system. Within this research topic, I have published articles about the European Central Bank and its impact on the European Union, the consolidation of the Eurodollar market in the 1970s, and on consolidation of the law inflation monetary regime in the 1990s. Currently, my research focus on the declining monetary power of the US during the 1990s.
In 2000 I founded the Groth Models in the Global South Network, the aim of which is to bring together scholars interesting in the growth model approach from a comparative perspective. We held two international workshops that focused on key theoretical, methodological and empirical issues.
Since 2020 I have been coordinating the Forum of Money, Banking, and Credit, sponsored by the Israeli Association for Economic History. The Forum brings together scholars from all disciplines – historians, economists, political scientists, and sociologists – who are interested in money, banking, and finance.
During the last three years (since 2019) I head the Economics and Employment Section at the Experts of the Crisis Staff Project, a voluntary initiative the purpose of which is to shape public opinion regarding socioeconomic policy issues. I have published several policy papers on various topics such as macroeconomic policy in the post-Corona era, the labor market, wealth tax and more. Man
I publish OpEd occasionally in Haaretz,The Marker , Globes and Liberal Magazine.