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Eckstein, Zvi

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Works: 134 works in 385 publications in 2 languages and 1,810 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: DS117, 909.04924
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Most widely held works by Zvi Eckstein
The chosen few : how education shaped Jewish history, 70-1492 by Maristella Botticini ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic theory of optimal population by Klaus F Zimmermann ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The notion of optimum population has attracted the attention of economists ever since economics was made a science. Roots can be traced back to ancient Greece. The topic has recently found rising interest among population economists and demographers. The economic concept of optimum population seeks to define the population size, which maximizes a welfare criterion of the society. The purpose of this book is to outline this concept from a micro and macro perspective and to link it with issues of technical progress, social security, limited resources and migration. It treats fertility endogenously and studies its welfare and policy implications. The emphasis is on a rigorous theoretical treatment of the subject using the modern growth and welfare theory as well as the new classical micro model of the family
Aspects of central bank policy making by Zvi Eckstein ( Book )
10 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is a collection of papers which were presented and discussed at a conference in January 1990 at the Bank of Israel and Tel Aviv University. The volume has three parts. The first part deals with the rules and the constraints that are fundamental for central bank policy making. It starts with a critical review of 75 years of monetary policy of the US Federal Reserve Bank (A. Meltzer), followed by several studies directed at the issues concerning the establishment of a European Central Bank (T. Padoa-Schioppa, A. Drazen, H. Bockelmann, A. Cukierman, E. Helpman and L. Leiderman). The second part deals with insurance, regulation and safety of commercial banks (B. Bental, Z. Eckstein and D. Peled; J.H. Boyd and A.J. Rolnick). The last part contains analyses of monetary policies in Germany (H.-J. Dudler) and Israel (L. Meridor and S. Pessach; A. Razin and E. Sadka; A. Offenbacher). Part of the research included in this volume is the result of a two-year research project on "Central Bank Policies, Desinflation and the Macroeconomy" conducted at the D. Horowitz Institute. The contributors to this project were: the Bundesbank, the Bank of England, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Israel, the Bank for International Settlements and the Bank of The Netherlands
Immigration and labor market mobility in Israel, 1990-2009 by Sarit Cohen-Goldner ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cities and growth : theory and evidence from France and Japan by Jonathan Eaton ( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relative distribution of the populations of the top 40 urban areas of France and Japan remained very constant during these countries' periods of industrialization and urbanization. Moreover, projection of their future distributions based on past growth indicates that their size-distributions in steady state will not differ essentially from what they have been historically. Urbanization consequently appears to have taken the form of the parallel growth of cities, rather than of convergence to an optimal city size or of the divergent growth of the largest cities. We develop a model of urbanization and growth based on the accumulation of human capital consistent with these observations. Our model predicts that larger cities will have higher levels of human capital, higher rents, and higher wages per worker, even though workers are homogeneous and free to migrate between cities. Cities grow at a common growth rate, with relative city size depending upon the environment that they provide for learning
From farmers to merchants, voluntary conversions and diaspora : a human capital interpretation of Jewish history by Maristella Botticini ( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Labour mobility of immigrants : training, experience, language and opportunities by Sarit Cohen ( Book )
12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discrimination and skill differences in a equilibrium search model by Audra J Bowlus ( Book )
12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A quantative [sic] analysis of Swedish fertility dynamics : 1751-1990 by Zvi Eckstein ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Youth employment and academic performance in high school by Zvi Eckstein ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macroeconomic consequences of terror : theory and the case of Israel by Zvi Eckstein ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the organization of rural markets and the process of economic development by Allan Drazen ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The absorption of highly skilled immigrants: Israel, 1990-1995 by Zvi Eckstein ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transaction services, inflation, and welfare by S. Rao Aiyagari ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Decade of Editing the European Economic Review by Zvi Eckstein ( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This story describes the circumstances that led to all five of us starting as editors at the same time, the unexpected things we have found, the unanticipated reactions we have encountered, how we worked as an editorial team, the central role of the editorial office manager, how we managed to work with five different publishers in ten years, the various initiatives we have developed to involve associate editors and referees, the early electronic editing system, and the creation of the essential database of potential referees. We will also describe the difficulties we have encountered in reaching one of our early goals to reduce the median time of first response to less than four months. Along the way, we will share a few anecdotes to illustrate the work of an academic journal editor
The absorption of highly-skilled immigrants : Israel, 1990-95 by Zvi Eckstein ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Israel and the global crisis 2007-09 by Kobi Braude ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Estimating the return to training and occupational experience : the case of female immigrants by Sarit Cohen-Goldner ( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Do government provided training programs benefit the participants and the society? We address this question in the context of female immigrants who first learn the new language and then choose between working or attending government provided training. Although theoretically training may have several outcomes, most evaluations have focused on only one outcome of training: the expected wage. However, training might have no direct effect on wage, but, nevertheless, affect employment probability in higher paid jobs. In order to measure the return to government provided training, and overcome the above reservations, we formulate an estimable stochastic dynamic discrete choice model of training and employment. Our estimates imply that training has no significant impact on the mean offered wage in bluecollar occupation, but training increases the mean offered wage in white-collar occupation by 19 percent. Training also substantially increases the job offer rates in both occupations. Furthermore, counterfactual policy simulations show that free access to training programs relative to no training could cause an annual earnings growth of 31.3 percent. This large social gain (ignoring the cost of the program) comes mainly from the impact of training on the job offer probabilities and, consequently, on unemployment, and not, as conventionally thought, from the impact of training on potential earnings. Moreover, free access to training increases the average ex-ante expected present value of utility for a female immigrant at arrival (individual benefit) by 50 percent relative to the existing training opportunity"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
On the wage growth of immigrants : Israel, 1990-2000 by Zvi Eckstein ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jewish occupational selection : education, restrictions or minorities? by Maristella Botticini ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper documents the major features of Jewish economic history in the first millennium to explain the distinctive occupational selection of the Jewish people into urban, skilled occupations. We show that many Jews entered urban occupations in the eighth-ninth centuries in the Muslim Empire when there were no restrictions on their economic activities, most of them were farmers, and they were a minority in all locations. Therefore, arguments based on restrictions or minority status cannot explain the occupational transition of the Jews at that time. Our thesis is that the occupational selection of the Jews was the outcome of the widespread literacy prompted by a religious and educational reform in the first century ce, which was implemented in the third to the eighth century. We present detailed information on the implementation of this religious and educational reform in Judaism based on the Talmud, archeological evidence on synagogues, the Cairo Geniza documents, and the Responsa literature. We also provide evidence of the economic returns to Jewish religious literacy"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
 
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Alternative Names
Eckstein, Z. 1949-
Eckstein, Z. (Zvi)
Eckstein, Zvi 1949-
Eḳshṭain, Tsevi
Ekshtain, Tsevi 1949-
Eqsṭain, Ṣevî 1949-
ʾEqšṭayn Ṣbiy 1949-....
ʾEqšṭayyn Ṣbiy 1949-....
ʾEqšṭeyn Ṣbiy 1949-....
ʾEqšṭeyyn Ṣbiy 1949-....
אקשטייו, צבי
אקשטיין, צבי
אקשטיין צבי 1949-....
אקשטין צבי 1949-....
Languages
English (173)
German (2)