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Eckstein, Zvi

Works: 155 works in 499 publications in 4 languages and 3,909 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Honoree, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Zvi Eckstein
The chosen few : how education shaped Jewish history, 70-1492 by Maristella Botticini( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein show that, contrary to previous explanations, this transformation was driven not by anti-Jewish persecution and legal restrictions, but rather by changes within Judaism itself after 70 CE--most importantly, the rise of a new norm that required every Jewish male to read and study the Torah and to send his sons to school. Over the next six centuries, those Jews who found the norms of Judaism too costly to obey converted to other religions, making world Jewry shrink. Later, when urbanization and commercial expansion in the newly established Muslim Caliphates increased the demand for occupations in which literacy was an advantage, the Jews found themselves literate in a world of almost universal illiteracy. From then forward, almost all Jews entered crafts and trade, and many of them began moving in search of business opportunities, creating a worldwide Diaspora in the process
Immigration and labor market mobility in Israel, 1990 to 2009 by Sarit Cohen-Goldner( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the labor market integration of highly skilled Soviet immigrants to Israel that formulates dynamic models of job search and human capital investment
Liquid assets : an economic approach for water management and conflict resolution in the Middle East and beyond by Franklin M Fisher( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liquid Assets shows that the common view of water as an inevitable cause of future wars is neither rational nor necessary. Typically, two or more parties with claim to the same water sources are thought to play a zero-sum game with each side placing a high emotional and political value over the ownership of the water. However, Franklin Fisher and his coauthors demonstrate that when disputes in ownership are expressed as disputes about money values, in most cases, the benefits of ownership will be surprisingly small. By assigning an economic value to water and treating water as a tradable resource, parties see that the gains from cooperation exceed the costs resulting from the change in ownership. A zero-sum game becomes a win-win situation. To support this new approach, Liquid Assets presents an innovative water allocation model that can be used to assist water management, the cost-benefit analysis of water infrastructure, and the resolution of disputes. The model takes system-wide effects into account and is the first to overcome the failure of actual water markets to cope with the divergence between social and private benefits (as implied by agricultural subsidies), permitting the model-user to impose his or her own values or policies. Liquid Assets applies its methodology to Israel, Jordan, and Palestine, a region where water is scarce and water conflicts are often thought to be explosive. Indeed, this book is the result of a joint effort of Israeli, Jordanian, Palestinian, American, and Dutch experts. But the book?s message and methods are not restricted to the Middle East. They are applicable to water management and water disputes around the globe
Immigration and labor market mobility in Israel, 1990-2009 by Sarit Cohen-Goldner( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic theory of optimal population by Klaus F Zimmermann( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are used to calling most developing countries overpopulated and consi dering some industrialized countries (like West Germany) "threatened by underpopulation". Analogous population policies with different objecti ves are discussed. However, none of the measures suggested can be justi fied or evaluated without an implicit concept of optimum population, a notion which has attracted attention ever since economics was made a science. The relevance of the subject and the recent rise in interest by popula tion economists has motivated the organization of a conference on "Opti mal Population" in Bielefeld, where most of this book originates. Finan cial support for the conference and the publication of this book by the Thyssen Foundation and the editorial help provided by John De New and Contents Optimum Population: An Introduction K.F. Zimmermann ... I. Optimal Size and Growth Rate of Population Socially Optimal Population Size and Individual Choice M. Nerlove, A. Razin, and E. Sadka ... 19 Endogenous Population With Discrete Family Size and a Capital Market D. Leonard
Aspects of central bank policy making by Zvi Eckstein( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a collection of papers which were presented and discussed at a conference on "Aspects of Central Bank Policy Making" which took place in January 1990 at the Bank of Israel and Tel Aviv University. The conference marked the tenth anniversary of the passing of David Horowitz who was the first governor of the Bank of Israel. The conference was sponsored by the Bank of Israel and the David Horowitz Institute for the Research of Developing Countries at Tel Aviv University. Eitan Berglas, Zvi Eckstein and Mordechai Fraenkel served as organizing committee. 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 U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, followed by several studies directed at the issues concerning the establishment of a European central bank. The second part deals with the insurance, regulation and safety of commercial banks. The last part contains analysis of monetary policies in Germany and Israel. Part of the research included in this volume is the result of a two years research project on "Central Bank Policies, Disinflation and the Macroeconomy" conducted at the David 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
Cities and growth : theory and evidence from France and Japan by Jonathan Eaton( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 102 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
Los pocos elegidos : la influencia decisiva de la educación en la historia del pueblo judío, 70-1492 by Maristella Botticini( )

5 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The absorption of highly-skilled immigrants : Israel, 1990-95 by Zvi Eckstein( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discrimination and skill differences in a equilibrium search model by Audra J Bowlus( Book )

19 editions published in 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we analyze an equilibrium search model with threesources for wage andunemployment differentials among workers with the same (observed)human capital but different appearance (race): unobservedproductivity (skill), search intensities and discrimination (Becker 1957) due to an appearance-based employer disutility factor. Because theyaffect the earnings distributionsdifferently, empirical identification of these potential sources forthe explanation of wage and unemployment differentials is possible.We show that the structural parameters of the model, including thefirm's disutility from certain workers, are identifiable usingstandard labor market survey data. Wedemonstrate identification using data from the National LongitudinalSurvey of Youth. Estimation of these parameters by matching momentsfrom a sample of black and white high school graduates implies:blacks have a 9% lower productivity level than whites;the disutility factor in employer's preferences is one-third of thewhite's productivity level; and50% of firms have a disutility factor in their utility toward blacks
A quantative [sic] analysis of Swedish fertility dynamics : 1751-1990 by Zvi Eckstein( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From farmers to merchants : a human capital interpretation of Jewish economic history by Maristella Botticini( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 39 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

Youth employment and academic performance in high school by Zvi Eckstein( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 33 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 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From farmers to merchants, voluntary conversions and diaspora : a human capital interpretation of Jewish history by Maristella Botticini( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La poignée d'élus : comment l'éducation a façonné l'histoire juive : 70-1492 by Maristella Botticini( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade of editing the European economic review by Zvi Eckstein( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 27 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
On the organization of rural markets and the process of economic development by Allan Drazen( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the wage growth of immigrants : Israel, 1990-2000 by Zvi Eckstein( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eckstein, Z.

Eckstein, Z. 1949-

Eckstein, Z. (Zvi)

Eckstein, Zvi 1949-

Eḳshṭain, Tsevi

Ekshtain, Tsevi 1949-

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