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Ron Kenett

Ron Kenett
Senior Research Fellow
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ron@kpa-group.com

Professor Ron Kenett is Chairman of the KPA Group, Israel, Research Professor, University of Turin, Italy, Senior Research Fellow at the Neaman Institute, Technion, Haifa and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Drug Research at the School of Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is an applied statistician combining expertise in academic, consulting and business domains.

 Ron is Past President of the Israel Statistical Association (ISA) and of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS). He authored and co-authored over 200 papers and 12 books on topics such as biostatistics, healthcare, industrial statistics, data mining, customer surveys, multivariate quality control, risk management and integrated management models. The KPA Group he founded in 1994, is a leading Israeli firm focused on generating insights through analytics.

 He is editor in chief of StatsRef, serves on the editorial board of several international journals and was awarded the 2013 Greenfield Medal by the Royal Statistical Society in recognition for excellence in contributions to the applications of Statistics. He is member of the National Public Advisory Council for Statistics Israel and member of the Executive Academic Council, Wingate Academic College.

 His book (with Galit Shmueli), titled Information Quality (InfoQ): The Potential of Data and Analytics to Generate Knowledge, Wiley, 2016, is used in the design of Data Science programs and in addressing the issue of reproducibility in science. He founded the point and click translator company, Babylon.com and is member of the board of several startup companies. For a detailed CV click here, for video recordings of Ron’s lectures click here

 

'Community and Career Center for Converters to Secularism' – Evaluation Study

This is an evaluation study, of the Formative Assessment nature, focusing on the program 'Community and Career Center for Former Haredim'. The program aims at creating a supportive community for lapsed Haredim, to diminish education and cultural gaps and to assist their integration within the secular society.
National land ownership and housing prices in Israel

National land ownership and housing prices in Israel

October, 2020
 Despite the central place that Israel’s housing policy has taken since the 2011 mass protests, and the various policy alternatives that have been considered, one issue has never been placed for public awareness and debate: The fact that Israel – alone among all the members of the OECD – has a land tenure system with overwhelming dominance of  national ownership. Furthermore, national land is managed and released to the development market through a single, central national authority.  A question never addressed in public discourse is whether, o and how, national land ownership affects Israel’s very high housing prices. Is it possible that the very fact of national ownership is causing housing prices to rise, rather than lowering them? At the time this research report is published, the ministries responsible for planning, housing, and national land have been reshuffled, there may be a modest window crack for rethinking. We submit this research report to the decision-makers and the general public.