Omer Moav is a professor of economics at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and at the University of Warwick. He received his PhD in economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and spent a year at MIT as a post-doc fellow. Moav was awarded in 2012 the Landau prize from the Israeli mifal hapais for his achievements in research in macroeconomics, he was awarded the Rector’s prize from the Hebrew University in 2006 for his research and teaching, and served as the head of the advisory board to the Israeli minister of finance in 2009. Moav’s research focuses on economic growth and development and is published in the leading journals of economics. He often comments in the Israeli and international media on the Israeli economy.
Mayshar, Joram, Omer Moav, and Zvika Neeman (2017) “Geography, Transparency and Institutions” American Political Science Review, 111, 622-636.
Galor, Oded and Omer Moav (2002) “Natural Selection and the Origin of Economic Growth”, Quarterly Journal of Economics 117, 1133-1191. (Lead article). This paper is addressed by: Discussion by Joel Mokyr, AEA 2002, Evolving Economics, 2011, Discussion by Robert Aumann, 2010 (video), Emerging Research Fronts, Web of Science, 2006, Gene Expression, 2007, Science Daily, 2002, Gene Expression, 2011, David Warsh.
Gould, Eric, Omer Moav and Bruce Weinberg (2002) “Skill Obsolescence and Wage Inequality Within Education Groups”. In The Economics of Skill Obsolescence, in Research in Labor Economics, Solomon Polachek (series ed.), A. Grip, J. Loo, and K. Mayhew (eds.), 21, 215-234.
Galor, Oded and Omer Moav (2000) “Ability Biased Technological Transition, Wage Inequality and Economic Growth,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 115, 469-497 Reprinted in: “Recent Developments in Growth Theory,” D. Acemoglu ed., Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2004.
Refereed publications in Hebrew
Gould, Eric and Omer Moav (2007) "The Brain Drain from Israel", The Economic Quarterly (Hebrew) 46-69. Translated to English and reprinted: “Israel's Brain Drain” Israel Economic Review 5, 1-¬22.
Moav, Omer (1996) “The Kibbutz Dining Room - A Model for Privatization” The Economic Quarterly (Hebrew) 33-44.
Moav Omer, "Brain Drain, Scientific Achievements, and the Wage Structure in the Universities", a lecture in the conference The Government Budget: Implications Upon the Higher Education System in Israel, The Economic Quarterly (Hebrew), 56, 21-27
Moav, Omer (2007), comment on: "The Effect of Information and Communication Technologies on Urban Structure" by Yannis M. Ioannides, Henry G. Overman, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, and Kurt Schmidheiny, Economic Policy 23, 232 – 234.
Moav Omer (2007), Printed Lecture from the Conference "The Universities (in Israel): an Organizational Economic Crises and Brain Drain", The Economic Quarterly (Hebrew), 150-153. Translated to English and reprinted in Israel Economic Review
Moav, Omer (2007) comment on: "Does School Tracking Affect Equality of Opportunity? New International Evidence" by Giorgio Brunello and Daniele Checchi, Economic Policy, 52, 781-861.
Moav, Omer (2006) comment on: "Valuating Ecosystem Services as Productive Inputs" by Edward Barbier, Economic Policy, 22 (49), 177-229.
Moav, Omer (2006), Introduction to the Hebrew edition of Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell, Shalem Press.
Ahituv, Avner and Omer Moav (2003), “Fertility Clubs and Economic Growth”. In Inequality and Growth: Theory and Policy Implications, Theo Eicher and Stephen Turnovsky eds., Cambridge: MIT Press, 61-87.