Prof Israel Luski

Office Address:

Department of Economics
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
P.O. Box 653
Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel

Tel:

+972-8-647-2290

Website:

 www.bgu.ac.il/~luski

 

E-Mail:

luski@bgu.ac.il

 

Research Interests | Research Projects | Publications
Working Papers | Conferences Participation

 

My Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • My main research field is Industrial Organization, especially the subfields of Research and Development, Multi-National Enterprises, Minimum Wage, Patents, among others.
    I also have a special interest in the Economics of the Middle East and the Palestinian Economy. My research deals with issues of growth, productivity, and investment in the Palestinian economy in order to initiate a process of growth.

 

  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR): Theory and applications

 

  • Green NPOs: An Economic Analysis

 

  • Mature Age Unemployment and Recruitment

 

Publications

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A) BOOKS

1.       *  A. Arnon, I. Luski, A. Spivak, and J. Weinblatt, The Palestinian Economy:

               Between Imposed Integration and Voluntary Separation, E. J. Brill, 1997.

 

B) CHAPTERS IN COLLECTIVE VOLUMES

1.               Luski and D. Levhari, "Monopoly Regulation, Waiting Lines and Investment in Service Capacity," in Natural Resources, Uncertainty, Dynamics and Trade, (A.S. Blinder and P. Friedman, eds.). N.Y. Academic Press, 1977, pp. 209-218.

2.               P. Zusman, H. Hochman and I. Luski, "The Demand for Energy," in Economic Studies 1977, (N. Halevy and Y. Kopp, eds.). The Israeli Economic Association, Jerusalem, 1977, pp. 172-187.

3.               I. Luski and J. Weinblatt, "Forecasting Productivity Trends," in Dynamic Modeling & Control of National Economies, (B. Martos, L.F. Pau and M. Ziermann, eds.). Pergamon Press, 1987, (20 pages).

4.               J. Weinblatt and I. Luski, "The Distribution of Wages in the Israeli Manufacturing Sector and Minimum Wage Rate Policies," in Resource Allocation for Social Services 1986-1987, (Y. Kopp, ed.). The Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, Jerusalem, 1987, pp. 177-217.

5.               I. Luski, "The Evolution of Technical and Market Structures in the United Kingdom: Comment," in Evolving Technology and Market Structures, (M. Perelman and A. Heertje, eds.). University of Michigan Press, 1990 (4 pages).

6.               D. Levhari and I. Luski, "On Optimal Policy of Marketing High-Tech Products" in New Technologies in Business and Economics, (S. Vassiliadis, ed.). University Studio Press, Thessaloniki, 1995, pp. 39-45.

7.               * I. Luski and J. Givon, "Efficiency and Quality in Nursing Homes: Non-profit Organizations vs. For-profit Firms", in Resource Allocation for Social Services 2005, (Y. Kopp, ed.). Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, Jerusalem, 2005, pp. 301-334.

 

 

C) REFEREED ARTICLES IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

 

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1.               D. Levhari, N. Livitan and I. Luski, "The Social Discount Rate, Consumption and Capital," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1974 (Vol. 88, No. 1) pp. 1188-1202.

2.               I. Luski and R. Lusky, "On External Diseconomies in Consumption and Monopoly Pricing," Econometrica, 1975, pp. 223-229.

3.               I. Luski, "On Partial Equilibrium in a Queuing System with Two Seviers," The Review of Economic Studies, 1976, pp. 519-525.

4.               D. Levhari and I. Luski, "Duopoly Pricing and Waiting Lines," European Economic Review, 11, (1978), pp. 17-35.

5.               J. Weinblatt and I. Luski, "The Industrial Development in the Negev: Analysis and Applications," The Economic Quarterly, 1986 (Hebrew), pp. 522-533.

6.               U. Zohar and I. Luski, "On the Measurement of the Slowdown in Total Factor Productivity," Applied Economics, Vol. 19 (Sept. 1987) pp. 1211-1219.

7.               O. Hochman and I. Luski, "Advertising and Economic Welfare: Comment," American Economic Review, March 1988, pp. 290-297.

8.               I. Luski and J. Weinblatt: "Productivity in the Israeli Industry, Trends and Factors," Issues in Economics, 1986, Annals of the Israeli Economic Association, Jerusalem, 1988, pp. 187-203. (in Hebrew)

9.               I. Luski and J. Weinblatt, "The Effects of Capacity Utilization and the Adoption of New Technology on Industrial Productivity," Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 19, 1988, pp. 425-435.

10.            I. Luski, "The Law of Minimum Wages and the Israeli Industry," The Economic Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 141, 1989 (in Hebrew) pp. 174-176.

11.            Luski, I. and J. Weinblatt: "Inter-Industry Wage Differentials in the Israeli Manufacturing Sector," Issues in Economics, Annals of the Israeli Economic Association, Jerusalem 1989, pp. 191-205. (in Hebrew)

12.            I. Luski and J. Weinblatt, "The Effect of the Implementation of Minimum Wages on Costs of Production: A Simulation," Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 20, 1989, pp. 43-50.

13.            I. Luski, "The Impact of High-Tech Multinational Enterprise on the Host Country: A Simulation," Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 21, 1990, pp. 453-460.

14.            I. Luski, "Firms in Financial Difficulties, An Economic Analysis and Simulation," Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 22, 1991.

15.            I. Luski and J. Weinblatt, "Concentration and the Inter-Industry Wage Structure: The Israeli Manufacturing Sector," Applied Economics, Vol. 26, 1994, pp. 121-127.

16.            I. Luski and D. Wettstein, "The Provision of Public Goods via Advertising: Existence of Equilibria and Welfare Analysis," Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 54, 1994, pp. 309-321.

17.            J. Weinblatt and I. Luski, "Macro Economic Analysis of the West Bank and Gaza Strip," Economic Quarterly, Vol. 41, Dec. 1994, pp. 692-711.

18.            *I. Luski and J. Weinblatt, "The Effect of Minimum Wage on Employment and Wages in Israeli Industry." International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 24(4), 1997, pp. 408-416.

19.            *I. Luski and J. Weinblatt, "The Gaza Strip and the West Bank: The Transition Toward Economic Independence." The Journal of Management Sciences & Regional Development, Vol. 1, No. 1 January 1998, pp. 67-93.

20.            *I. Luski and J. Weinblatt, “A Dynamic Analysis of Fiscal Pressure and Demographic Transition”, Applied Economics, 1998, 30, 1431-1442.

21.            *T. Kaplan, I. Luski, A. Sela and D. Wettstein, “All-Pay Auctions with Variable Rewards”, the Journal of Industrial Economics, 2002, Vol. L, 417-430.

22.            *T. Kaplan, I. Luski, and D. Wettstein, “Innovative activity and sunk cost”, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Volume 21, Issue 8, October 2003, Pages 1111-1133.

23.            *T. Kaplan, I. Luski, and D. Wettstein, "Government policy towards multi-national corporations", Economics Bulletin, 2003, Pages 1-8.

24.            *I. Luski, and D. Wettstein, "An Optimal Patent Policy in a Dynamic Model of Innovation", Problems and Perspectives in Management, Vol. 1/2004 (May 2004), Pages 31-43.

25.            *I. Luski, "Government Grants to Non-Profit Organizations: An Econometric Analysis",  The Economic Quarterly, March 2005, (557-583) (Hebrew).

26.            *I. Luski and Y. Givon, "Efficiency and Quality in the Nursing Home Industry: A DEA Approach", The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences,   Vol. 2, 2007.

27.            *Rosenboim, M., I. Luski and T. Shavit. "Behavioral approaches to optimal FDI incentives". Journal of Managerial and Decision Economics, 2008, 601-607.

28.            * I. Luski and M. Malul, "Minimum wage for the young people and Negative income tax for the older people", The Economic Quarterly, June 2008, (249-265) (Hebrew).

29.      * I. Luski and M. Rosenboim, “Optimal policy for FDI incentives: An auction theory approach”, European Research Studies Journal, Vol. XII, issue (3) 2009.

30.      * Luski, Israel and Miki Malul, (2009) "The Optimal Policy Combination of the Minimum Wage and the Earned Income Tax Credit," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 9 : Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 51.

31.       *I. Luski and Y. Givon, "Green NPOs: An Economic Analysis", The    International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 8, pp.493-500, 2010.

 

 

D) UNPUBLISHED/CLASSIFIED ARTICLES AND REPORTS

1.               I. Luski, "Queues and Social Welfare," (Ph.D. Thesis), The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1973 (231 pages).

2.               P. Zusman, E. Hochman and I. Luski, "The Structure of Regional Demand for Energy," A Research Report, The World Bank, 1978 (128 pages).

3.               I. Luski, "On the Measurement of the Effects of the Government Budget on the Welfare Level of Various Population Groups," Research Report, The National Insurance Institute, 1981, (Hebrew) (27 pages).

4.               I. Luski and U. Zohar, "Labor Forecasting in the Canadian Manufacturing Industry," Research Report, Center for Research in Productivity and Structural Change, York University, Toronto, 1983 (23 pages).

5.               U. Zohar and I. Luski, "The Productivity Rates in the Canadian Manufacturing Sector: 1960-1980." Research Report, Center for Research in Productivity and Structural Change, York University, Toronto, 1983 (26 pages).

6.               I. Luski and J. Weinblatt, "The Productivity in the Israeli Manufacturing Sector 1968-1984," Research Report, Ford Foundation, 1985 (51 pages).

7.               D. Levhari and I. Luski, "Economic Analysis of the Entry of High-Tech Multi-National Corporation," Research Report, Jerusalem, 1988 (Hebrew) (40 pages).

8.               I. Luski and J. Weinblatt, "The West Bank and Gaza Strip: A Macroeconomic Profile and Simulation Model," Research Report, The Commission of the European Communities, 1994 (90 pages).

9.               * I. Luski and J. Givon, "Efficiency and Quality of Nursing Homes: NPOs vs. FPFs", Taub Center for Social Policy Research, Jerusalem, 2005.

10.            * I. Luski and M. Malul, Optimal Policy of Minimum Wage and Negative income Tax, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, Jerusalem, 2007.

 

·       “Contests with Variable Rewards” (with A. Sela, T. Kaplan, and D. Wettstein), the International Conference on Game Theory, Stony Brook,  New York, July 2000.

·       “Government Grants to Non-Profit Organizations: An Econometric Analysis” presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Economics Association, Shfaim, May 2001.

·       “Government Grants to Non-Profit Organizations: An Econometric Analysis” presented at the annual meeting of the ICTR, The Dead Sea, April 2002.

·       “Innovative Activity and Sunk Cost'' (with T. Kaplan and D. Wettstein), presented at the 11th Annual WZB Conference on Industrial Organization, Berlin, October 2002.

·       “Government Grants to Non-Profit Organizations: An Econometric Analysis”, presented at the annual Arnova Conference in Montreal, November 2002.

·       "Ownership structure, economic efficiency and quality of services" (With J. Givon), presented at the annual meeting of the ICTR, The Dead  Sea, April 2004.

·       "Ownership structure, economic efficiency and quality of service: Evidence from the nursing home industry", (with J. Givon), presented at the ISTR  Sixth International Conference, Toronto, Canada, July 2004.

·       "Efficiency and quality in the nursing home industry: comparison between nonprofits and for-profits", (with J. Givon), presented at the Eighth Annual Conference of the Israeli Center for Third Sector Research", Tel-Aviv, April 2005.

·       "Ownership structure, economic efficiency and quality of service: Evidence from the nursing home industry", (With J. Givon), presented at the annual Arnova Conference in Washington D.C., November 2005.

·       "Efficiency and quality in the Israeli nursing home industry", (with J. Givon), presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel-Aviv, December 2005.

·       "Efficiency and quality in the Israeli nursing home industry: A DEA approach", (With J. Givon), presented at the 22nd  Annual Conference of the Israeli Economics Association, May 2006.

·       "Competition among governments to attract FDI ", (With M. Rosenboim), presented at the 22nd  Annual Conference of the Israeli Economics Association, May 2006.

·       "The role and performance of NPOs in providing professional training services" (With J. Givon), presented at the annual meeting of the ICTR, The Dead  Sea, March 2007.

·       "Behavioral approaches to optimal FDI incentives" (With M. Rosenboim), presented at the 34th EARIE Conference, Valencia, 2007.

·       "Optimal Policy of Minimum Wage and Earned Income Tax Credit" (With M. Malul), presented at the XXII National Conference of Labour Economics Napoli, 2007.

·       "Optimal Policy of Minimum Wage and Earned Income Tax Credit" (With M. Malul), presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Israeli Economic Association, Maale-Hahmish, 2008.

·       "Optimal Policy of Minimum Wage and Earned Income Tax Credit" (With M. Malul), presented at the 15th World Congress Of The International Economic Association, Istanbul, 2008.

·       "Optimal policy for FDI incentives: An auction theory approach" (with m. Rosenboim), presented at the annual conference of ICABE, Thessaloniki, Greece 2008.

·       “Green NPOs in Israel” (with J. Givon) presented at the annual meeting of the ICTR, The Dead  Sea, March 2009.

·       “Green NPOs in Israel: an Economic Analysis” (with J. Givon) presented at the  Annual Conference of the Israeli Economics Association, June 2009.

·       Optimal policy for FDI incentives: An auction theory approach" (with m. Rosenboim), presented at the XXIV Jornadas de Economía Industrial (JEI2009), Vigo, Spain, September
2009.

·       "Green NPOs: An Economic Analysis" (with J. Givon) presented at the 5th
International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Cambridge, U.K., August 2010. 

·       Foreign Acquisitions and the Market Value of the Firm: Evidence from Israel”  (with M. Rosenboim), presented at the International Conference on Applied Business and Economics (ICABE), Coruña, Spain, Sept. 2010.