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Noam Gruber – 葛诺岸

Visiting Asscociate Professor



2012 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan

2005 M.A. in Economics, Tel-Aviv University

2001 Chinese Language Program in the Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing,
         on a Foreign Ministry scholarship

1996 B.A. in Economics and East-Asia Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Magna Cum Laude



2017- The National Economic Council of Israel (PM Office), Senior Economist
          Working on policy in the fields of the Hi-Tech sector, taxation, education, housing and advanced payment systems

2015-2016 Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research, Senior Researcher

2013-2015 Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, Senior Researcher

2012-2013 Dartmouth College, Department of Economics, Visiting Assistant Professor Taught Intermediate Macroeconomics

2007-2012 University of Michigan, Department of Economics, Teaching Assistant
                   Assisted is Intermediate Macroeconomics, Public Economics and International Trade classes

2004-2006 Tel-Aviv University, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies (now INSS), Research Assistant

2003-2005 Tel-Aviv University, School of Economics, Teaching Assistant Assisted in Intermediate Macroeconomics and Intermediate Microeconomics classes

2001-2002 Netafim-Yasheng (an Israeli-Chinese joint venture in Lanzhou, China), Marketing Department Manager and Temporary General Manager

1999-2000 RadGuard, maker of internet secure communication equipment, Business Intelligence Manager



Keeping up with the Zhangs: relative income and wealth, and household saving behavior, Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol 55 (2018).

Underlying the Low Scores of Israeli Pupils, Shoresh Institution (2017)

The Israeli Housing Market: Approaching a Turnaround, Shoresh Institution (2016)

Remarks on Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon’s Housing Plan, Policy Brief, Shoresh Institution (2015)

Contract Workers in Israel, in State of the Nation Report 2015 (Avi Weiss and Dov Chernichovsky, editors), Taub Center (2015)

The Israeli Housing Market, in State of the Nation Report 2014 (Dan Ben-David, editor), Taub Center (2014)

The Shadow Economy in Israel, in State of the Nation Report 2014 (Dan Ben-David, editor), Taub Center (2014)


Working Papers

School Discipline across Countries: Theory, Measurement and Effect

A Relative Answer to the Growth-Saving Puzzle


Work in Progress

Spillover Effects of MNC Activity in the Israeli Tech Sector



Computer skills: very experienced with mathematical and statistical packages (Matlab, Stata, R, Eviews, SQL, Python)

Mathematical modeling and simulation

Experimental and quasi-experimental research design

Academic teaching 

Languages: Hebrew (mother tongue), English at a very high level, Chinese (Mandarin) at a very high level, intermediate French, basic Arabic



Prof. Dan Ben-David, Tel-Aviv University:

Prof. Ayal Kimhi, Hebrew University:

Prof. Douglas O. Staiger, Dartmouth College: