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Manuel Trajtenberg

Manuel Trajtenberg
Professor of Economics
050-6205400
manuel@tauex.tau.ac.il

Manuel Trajtenberg, Professor of Economics, Tel Aviv University, Senior researcher at the Samuel Neaman Institute of the Technion, former Chairman of the National Economic Council in the Prime Minister’s Office, Chairman of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the National Council for Higher Education, Chairman of the Committee for Socio-economic Change, and a member of Knesset.

Science, technology, economics (STE)

Science, technology, economics (STE)

STE is a core program of the S. Neaman Institute, aimed at developing national policy alternatives for key issues lying at the interface between Science, Technology and the Economy.
The Economics Of Higher Education (EHE)

The Economics Of Higher Education (EHE)

Over the past year, a broad research activity took place on the topic of "The Economics of Higher Education: Towards the redesign of the 'Israeli Model'" (in short, EHE), in collaboration with Forum Sapir. The higher education system in Israel is undergoing a profound crisis, which calls for a swift revision of the basic premises upon which it has functioned over the past half century.
Towards a New Fiscal Policy for Israel: Balancing Budgetary Responsibility and Societal Needs

Towards a New Fiscal Policy for Israel: Balancing Budgetary Responsibility and Societal Needs

June, 2019
In this paper we put forward a new fiscal policy for Israel, intended to address the troubling gap between the remarkable success at the macro level of the prevalent economic policy, and the economic burden that weighs heavily on most households, especially on young families. ponsible and balanced fiscal policy.
R&D outputs in Israel: Inventive Characteristics of Start-ups

R&D outputs in Israel: Inventive Characteristics of Start-ups

January, 2019
The report focuses on the inventive activity of Israeli start-up companies. In the framework of the project, data on 9778 Israeli start-up companies, established between 2002 and 2015 was collected from the IVC database and was consolidated with patent data originating from the EPO- PATSTAT database. The report presents updated statistics on the inventive activity of Israeli inventors and applicants. This includes: Analysis of patent applications in the PCT track; Analysis of inventive activity by leading assignees; Distribution of inventive activity by sectors and technological fields and an analysis of the globalization aspects of inventive activity. The analysis of the inventive activity of Israeli start-up companies includes: Description of the activity over time; Distribution of patent applications by the firm’s main field of activity and the technological classification of the patent; Geographical distribution of distinct inventions (patent families) of start-up companies; and an analysis of the relationship between exits and the firms’ life cycle stage on the one hand and their inventive output on the other hand.