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Raphael Bar-El is Professor Emeritus at Ben Gurion University and faculty member of the of the Applied Economics Department at the Sapir Academic College, where he established the specialization of entrepreneurship and innovation. In the last few years he led a project on policy measures for the achievement of a better distribution of income through economic regional development and a project on innovation development in one of the states of Brazil (Ceara), in cooperation with the local universities, the state government and the Federation of Industries. He is the head of the “Committee for Innovation in Peripheral Regions” within the “National Council for Research and Development” in the Israeli Ministry of Science.

He was the Director of the National Economic Planning Authority, at the Ministry of Economy and Planning. He participated in the research and regional development planning in various countries such as Turkey, Argentina, Philippines, Paraguay, Brazil. He was the leader of the planning team of the economic part of the project “Israel 2020” and of the “National Master Planning” team (“Tama 31”).

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Raphael Bar-El - CV

Areas of Interest

  • innovation and high-tech policy
  • innovation ecosystems
  • economic growth
  • regional development
  • poverty
  • inequality
  • location of economic activity

Teaching

Hebrew lective year: תשפ
                

Research

in last years:

innovation ecosystems

regional development

industry-academy relations

peripheral regions

 

Awards

Publications

Refereed articles in scientific journals:

1. Eitan Hourie, Miki Malul and Raphael Bar-El: “The Value of Job Security: Does Having It Matter?”, Social Indicators Research, DOI 10.1007/s11205-017-1748-4, 2017.
2. Yifat Turbiner, Dafna Schwartz and Raphael Bar-El: “Innovation Ecosystems: Practice vs. Prevailing Perceptions”, International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, 22 (2), pp.444-455, 2016.
3. Miki Malul, Dafna Schwartz and Raphael Bar-El: “The Role of Academic Institutions in Mitigating the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, Journal of Policy Modeling 38 pp. 125-137, 2016.
4. Dafna Schwartz and Raphael Bar-El: “The Role of a Local Industry Association as a Catalyst for Building an Innovation Ecosystem: An Experiment in the State of Ceara in Brazil”, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, Volume 17, Issue 03, pp. 383-399, 2015.
5. Eitan Hurie, Miki Malul and Raphael Bar-El: “The Social Value of Municipal Services”, in The Journal of Policy Modeling, 37(2), pp. 253-260, 2015.
6. Mirit Hassman, Dafna Schwartz and Raphael Bar-El: “Micro-enterprise lack of access to credit- the Israeli Case”, in The International Journal of Business and Economic Development (IJBED), 1(3), pp.1-14, 2013.
7. Raphael Bar El, Miki Malul and Mosi Rosenboim: "Minorities as a Resource, Not as a Burden: Exploring the Case of the Bedouins in Israel", in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 29(7), pp.653-668, 2010.
8. Miki Malul, Raphael Bar-El and Dafna Schwartz: "Patterns of Cooperation in High-Tech – Constraints, Feasibility, and Benefits: Results of a Study among Palestinians and Israelis", Conflict Management and Peace Science (CMPS), 27(1), pp.67-84, 2010.
9. Miki Malul and Raphael Bar-El: "Core-Periphery Market Failure in the Location of Economic Activity", The Review of Regional Studies, 39(1), pp.85-98, 2009.
10. Miki Malul and Raphael Bar-El: "The Gap between Free Market and Social Optimum in the Location Decision of Economic Activity", Urban Studies, 46(10), pp.2045-2059, 2009.
11. Dafna Schwartz, Raphael Bar-El, and Miki Malul: "A Joint Virtual Advanced Technology Incubator - A New Pattern of Israeli-Palestinian Economic Cooperation", Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS), Vol. 14: No. 2, Article 3, pp. 1-17, 2008.
12. Raphael Bar-El and Miki Malul: "The Role of External Partners in Regional Cooperation Projects in the Middle East", The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Vol. 3 (1), pp. 39-44, 2008.
13. Gil Avnimelech, Dafna Schwartz and Raphael Bar-El: " Entrepreneurial High Tech Cluster: Israel's Experience with Venture Capital and Technological Incubators." European Planning Studies 15(9): 1181-1198, 2007.
14. Miki Malul, Yossi Hadad and Raphael Bar-El: "Ranking and Measuring Efficiency of Middle East Cooperation Projects", Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS), Vol. 13 (1) Article 3, 2007.
15. Dafna Schwartz and Raphael Bar-El: "Venture Investments in Israel – a Regional Perspective." European Planning Studies, 15(5): 623-644, 2007
16. Raphael Bar-El and Dafna Schwartz: "Regional Development as a Policy for Growth with Equity- the State of Ceara (Brazil) as a Model", Progress in Planning, Vol. 65 (3), pp. 125-200, 2006.
17. Raphael Bar-El: "Assessing Regional Cooperation in the Middle East", Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS), Vol. 12: No. 1, Article 3, pp. 1-15, 2006.
18. Raphael Bar-El: "A CGE Model for Regional Development", in "Planning", Special Issue on 'Computerized Models in Israeli Urban and Regional Planning', (Hebrew), 3(1), 199-217, 2006.
19. Raphael Bar-El: "Inter-regional Labor Market Equilibrium: Another Pattern of Spatial Mismatch", Annals of Regional Science, Vol. 40 (2), pp. 393-405, 2006.
20. Raphael Bar-El: "A Typology of Regional Cooperation Projects", Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS), Vol. 11 (2), 2005.
21. Dafna Schwartz and Raphael Bar-El: "Targeted Consultancy Services as an Instrument for the Development of Remote SMEs- a Brazilian Case", International Small Business Journal, Vol. 22 (5), pp.497-513, 2004.
22. Raphael Bar-El and Dafna Schwartz: "Economic Growth, Inequality and Spatial Demographic Distribution: a Brazilian Case", Region and Development, No. 18, pp. 147-170, 2003.
23. Raphael Bar-El and John Parr: “Over-Reliance on the Core-Periphery Model? The Case of Israel”, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 353-369, 2003.
24. Raphael Bar-El and Dafna Schwartz: “The Potential Effect of Peace on Regional Economic Cooperation in the Middle East”, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS), Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 1-32, 2003.
25. Raphael Bar-El and John Parr: “From Metropolis to Metropolis-based Region: the Case of Tel-Aviv”, Urban Studies, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 113-125, 2003.
26. Raphael Bar-El and Gilbert Benhayoun: “Convergence, Divergence and Non Efficiency of Public Infrastructure Spatial Allocation”, Region and Development, No. 12, pp 167-181, 2000.
27. Raphael Bar-El: "The Long Term Water Balance East and West of the Jordan River", in Region and Development, Vol. 1996, No. 4, pp.137-153, 1997.
28. Raphael Bar-El and Daniel Felsenstein: "Entrepreneurship and Rural Industrialization: Comparing Patterns of Rural and Urban Locational Choice in Israel", in World Development, Vol.18, No.2, pp.257-267, 1990.
29. Raphael Bar-El and Daniel Felsenstein: "Technological Profile and Industrial Structure: Implications for the Development of Sophisticated Industry in Peripheral Areas", in Regional Studies, 23 (3), 253 266, 1989.
30. Daniel Felsenstein and Raphael Bar-El: "Measuring the Technological Intensity of the Industrial Branch: a Methodological and Empirical Approach", in Research Policy, 18, 239 252, 1989.
31. Daniel Felsenstein and Raphael Bar-El: "The Technological Intensity of Industrial Sectors in Israel", in the Economic Quarterly, 137, 159 167, 1988 (Hebrew).
32. Raphael Bar-El and David Bentolila: "New Rural Industrialization: Trends and First Lessons", in the Economic Quarterly, 140, 22 35, 1988 (Hebrew).
33. Raphael Bar-El: "L'identification du sous-emploi rural par la productivite marginale de la main-d'oeuvre agricole: une appreciation du cas extreme des moshavim de la region Galilee en Israel", Cahiers du CENECA, Le Developpement, Agricole et Rural, Une Experience a Partager, Paris 1985, Vol. 2, 221 224 (French).
34. Raphael Bar-El: "Industrial Dispersion as an Instrument for the Achievement of Development Goals", Economic Geography, Vol. 61, No. 3, 1985, 205 222.
35. Raphael Bar-El: "Rural Industrialization Objectives: The Income-Employment Conflict," World Development, Vol. 12, No. 2, Feb. 1984, 129 140.
36. Raphael Bar-El: "Income, Output and Employment: Conflict and Quest for Harmony", Northeast Regional Science Review, Vol. 13, 1984, 12 24.
37. Raphael Bar-El: "A Industria e a Regiao" Revista Economica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Jan.-Mar. 1981, Vol. 12, 25 51 (Portuguese).
38. Raphael Bar-El: "O Processo de Industrializacao Rural: Conceitos Metodologicos Basicos". Revista Economica do Nordeste, October-Dec. 1977, vol. 8, No. 4, 609 624 (Portuguese).
39. Raphael Bar-El: "A Quantitative Model for the Estimation of the Employment Absorption of New Immigrants." City and Region, Jerusalem, January, 1976, 32 49 (Hebrew).

Presentations

1. 2018 5th Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference: “Technology Entrepreneurship - The Driving Force of Contemporary Business.”, presentation of paper: “Innovation explained: an analytical model”, member of Program Committee, October 11-12, 2018, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2. 2018, 13th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, presentation of paper “Industry-University Collaboration for Innovation Promotion in the State of Ceara, Brazil”, ECIE, University of Aveiro, Portugal, September 20-21, 2018.
3. 2018 58th Congress of ERSA (European Regional Science Association) on “Places for People: Innovative, Inclusive and Liveable Regions”, presentation of paper: “Innovation disintegrated: inputs and outputs”, Cork, Ireland, August 28-31, 2018.
4. 2018 The university-industry interaction conference, presentation of paper “Industry-University collaboration for the promotion of innovation, The case of Ceara, Brazil.” Bar-El, R., Schwartz, D. and Bentolila, D., UIIN- University Industry Innovation Network, June 20-22, 2018, London, UK.
5. 2018 Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association, the Israeli Section (IRSA), on “New Challenges in Regional and Urban Development”, chair of session: “Between innovation, technology and development”, Ben-Gurion University, February 12, 2018.
6. 2017 Workshop on “Education for Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, presentation of paper “Lessons from the International Experience of Innovation Agencies”. The Federal University of Ceara (UFC), the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR) and the Industrial Federation of the State of Ceara (FIEC), August 2-10, Ceara, Brazil.
7. 2017 Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association (RSA) on “The Great Regional Awakening: New Directions”, presentation of paper: “The Innovation Ecosystem in Poor Countries: Does it Actually Work?”, June 4-7, 2017, Dublin, Ireland.
8. 2017 “The 4th Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference”, presentation of paper “The Efficiency of the Innovation Ecosystem in Middle and Low Income Countries”, Nankai University, May 20-21, Tianjin, China.
9. 2017 “Bengis International Round Table: Activity Patterns of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centers - Practical Lessons”, Chair of discussants panel, April 27, Ben-Gurion University.
10. 2017 “Bengis International Round Table: Activity Patterns of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centers - Practical Lessons”, Member of Organizing Committee, April 27, Ben-Gurion University.
11. 2016 Workshop on “Financing Innovation in Northeast Brazil”, presentation of paper “Finance and Other Inputs Affecting Innovation Outputs: the Role of the Financial Sector in the Innovation Ecosystem of Israel and of Brazil”, University of Fortaleza- UNIFOR, October 15-21, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.
12. 2016 56th ERSA Congress, Vienna, Austria, 23-26 August 2016, on “Cities and Regions: Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive?”, Presentation of paper “Closing the regional gaps in innovation? An analysis based on the relationships of innovation inputs and outputs”.
13. 2016 Workshop on “The Potential for Cooperation between Brazilian and Israeli Firms in Innovation”, presentation of paper “The Contribution of Experienced Graduate Students to the Identification of Potential Collaboration between Israeli and Brazilian Firms”, University of Fortaleza- UNIFOR, June 10-17, 2016, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.
14. 2016 Raphael Bar-El: The Third Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference (GEIC) on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation, China-Israel Challenges and Opportunities”, presentation of paper: “Innovation in Israel- State of the Art and Main Factors”, Ben-Gurion University (in collaboration with Jilin University, China), May 16, 2016
15. 2016 Raphael Bar-El: Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association, the Israeli Section (RSAI), on “New Challenges in Regional and Urban Development”, presentation of paper: “Israel as an Innovation Leader: Are Other Countries Closing the Gap?”, Tel-Aviv University, February 2, 2016.
16. 2015 Raphael Bar-El, Miki Malul and Dafna Schwartz: “Advancing Innovation and Business for the Interest of Israel and Palestine: Research Findings for an Israeli Perspective.” At the Institut pour la Cooperation en Mediterranee- Groupe d’Aix (ICMGA), on “Innovation: a Shared Interest – Cooperation between Mediterranean Countries” Nice, France, 15 October 2015.
17. 2015 55th ERSA Congress (European Regional Science Association), Lisbon, Portugal, 25-28 August, 2015, on “World Renaissance: Changing roles for people and places”, Presentation of paper (by Yfat Turbiner, no participation): “The Main Factors in the Innovation Ecosystem: The Israeli Practice vs. Prevailing Perceptions” (with Yfat Turbiner and Dafna Schwartz).
18. 2015 Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association, the Israeli Section (RSAI), on “Human Capital, Innovation and Regional Development”, Presentation of paper (with Yifat Turbiner and Dafna Schwartz) “The Israeli Innovation Ecosystem”, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, February 10th, Haifa, Israel.
19. 2015 Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association, the Israeli Section (RSAI), on “Human Capital, Innovation and Regional Development”, Presentation of paper (with Dafna Schwartz) “Open Innovation – An Important Tool to Promote Innovation in the Periphery – The Experience in Ceara, Brazil.”, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, February 10th, Haifa, Israel.
20. 2014 54th ERSA Congress (European Regional Science Association), Saint Petersburg, Russia, 27-31 August 2014, on “Regional Development and Globalization: Best Practices”, Presentation of paper: “The role of a local industrial association as a catalyst of the innovation ecosystem a pilot experiment in the state of Ceara (Brazil)” (with Dafna Schwartz).
21. 2014 Participation at Fith Workshop on "University-Industry Collaboration for Innovation", Presentation of paper "Open Innovation and Innovation Agents", Federal University and Association of Industries of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil, May 8-15, 2014.
22. 2014 Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association, the Israeli Section (RSAI), Presentation of paper (with Dafna Schwartz) “Industry Led Innovation Policy for Regional Development”, Ort Braude College,‎‏ January 28th, Karmiel, Israel.
23. Participation at Fourth Workshop on "University-Industry Collaboration for Innovation", Presentation of paper "Open Innovation", Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil, September 19-22, 2013.
24. 2013 Angers University (France), “Journee d’etudes: La Guerre de l’Eau Aura-t-elle Lieu?”, Presentation of paper: “Question de Souverainete ou Question Technique?”.
25. 2013 53rd ERSA Congress (European Regional Science Association), Palermo, Italy, 27-31 August 2013, on “Regional Integration: Europe, the Mediterranean and the World Economy”, Presentation of paper: “Innovation ecosystem in conditions of a less developed region” (with Dafna Schwartz).
26. 2013 Regional Studies Association Conference “Shape and Be Shaped: The Future Dynamics of Regional Development”, Presentation of paper: “Regional innovation ecosystem: The Brazilian state of Ceara”, Tampere, Finland, 5-8 May, 2013.
27. 2013 Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association, the Israeli Section (RSAI), Presentation of paper (with Dafna Schwartz) ”Ecosystem of Regional Innovation, Principles and Implementation in a Developing Region in Brazil”, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, January 30th, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
28. 2012 Participation in Workshop of the Aix-Group "Challenges for Economic Cooperation Between Israelis and Palestinians", Aix-en-Provence, France, 16-20 August, 2012.
29. 2012 Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, Presentation of paper: "One Country, Two Governments: a New Approach for the Solution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Some Economic Implications", DIW, Berlin, 25 June – 27 June 2012.
30. 2012 Third Workshop on "University-Industry Collaboration for Innovation", Presentation of paper "Innovation Ecosystem", Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil, July 9-15, 2012.
31. 2012 Second Workshop on "University-Industry Collaboration for Technological Innovation", Presentation of paper "Models of University-Industry Collaboration", Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil, March 28-April 3, 2012.
32. 2011 Academy-Industry collaboration for the advancement of innovation, a Workshop with the Ceara (Brazil) Association of Industrialists, the Federal University of Ceara, October 2011.
33. 2011 Regional Science Association Tripartite Workshop, 2-4 May 2011, The Resource Centre London, “Economic Considerations in the Implementation of a Parallel States Structure”.
34. 2010 One Land – Two States? Alternative scenarios for Israeli – Palestinian accommodation, Concluding conference of the Parallel States Project, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University, Lund, Sweden, October 26-27, 2010. Presentation of paper: "Economic considerations in a Parallel States structure".
35. 2010 50th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Sweden, Jonkoping, 19-23 August 2010, Presentation of paper: "The location of knowledge economy and high-tech in Israel".
36. 2010 Parallel States Project – a research project about Israel and Palestine, Greece, Athens, 4-5 February 2010, Presentation of paper: "Economic implications of the PSP".
37. 2009 Parallel States Project – a research project about Israel and Palestine, Turkey, Istanbul, 4-5 December 2009. Participation in panel discussion.
38. 2009 49th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Poland, Lodz, 25-29 August 2009, Presentation of paper: "Core-Periphery Market Failure in the Location of Economic Activity".
39. 2009 Equal Opportunities International 2009 Conference, 15-17 July 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, Presentation of paper: "Minorities as a Resource not as a Burden: Exploring the Case of the Bedouin Population in Israel".
40. 2008 3rd Israel-Netherlands Workshop in Regional Science, 4-6 November 2008, Jerusalem, presentation of paper: " Regional Development for Growth with Equity: The Ceara (Brazil) Case.
41. 2008 Participation at the 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), "Culture, Cohesion And Competitiveness: Regional Perspectives", 27-31 AUGUST 2008, Liverpool, UK. Presentation of paper: " A policy approach of solution of regional market failures for the diminution of poverty and inequality: the recent experience of the State of Ceara (Brazil)".
42. 2007 Participation at the 47th Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), August 28-September 3, Paris, France. Presentation of paper: "Inter-regional Labor Market Equilibrium: Another Pattern of Spatial Mismatch".
43. 2006 (with Dafna Schwartz): "Economic Development as an Instrument for Growth and Diminution of Regional Gaps- The State of Ceara as a Model", Annual conference of the "Regional Science Association, The Israeli Section (RSAI). Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan.
44. 2006 (with Miki Malul and Yossi Hadad): "Measuring Efficiency and Ranking Joint Regional Projects in the Middle East", Annual conference of the "Regional Science Association, The Israeli Section (RSAI). Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan.
45. 2005 Organization and Participation at the International Workshop on " A Política de Desenvolvimento Regional como Instrumento de Crescimento Econômico e Combate à Pobreza: o modelo do Ceará ", Fortaleza, Brazil, August 29-30, Presentation of paper: "Desenvolvimento com redução da pobreza e das desigualdades através do desenvolvimento regional".
46. 2005 (with Dafna Schwartz): "Venture Capital Investments: a regional perspective in Israel", Annual conference of the "Regional Science Association, The Israeli Section (RSAI). Technion, Haifa..
47. 2005 (with Dafna Schwartz): "Venture Capital Investments: a regional perspective in Israel", Annual conference of the "Regional Studies Association, The UK Section, Aalborg, Denmark.
48. 2005 Participation at the "Jan Tinbergen Peace Science Conference", Amsterdam, June 27-29, 2005. Presentation of paper: "Assessing Regional Cooperation Projects in the Middle East".
49. 2005 Participation at the Conference on "Economic Development: Lessons from Israel and Latin America", Ben-Gurion University, May 25, Presentation of paper: "Economic Development with Reduction in Socio-Economic Gaps through Regional Development: The Case of Ceara (Brazil)".
50. 2004 (with Dafna Schwartz): "The Regional Location of Knowledge Based Economy Activities in Israel", Annual conference of the "Regional Science Association, The Israeli Section (RSAI). School of Management, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
51. 2004 Participation in Workshop on “Regional Development and Poverty Fighting”, Fortaleza, Brazil, August 11, 2004. Presentation of paper: "A Regional Development Project".
52. 2004 Participation at the Meeting on "Economic Aspects of Peace Agreements: Lessons for the Arab-Israeli Region", by CENTRA Technology, Inc., Washington, DC, October 5, 2004. Presentation of invited paper: "Assessing Regional Development Projects".
53. 2004 Participation at the International Workshop on "Entrepreneurship, Innovation and International Cooperation as Means for the Development of Regional Economies" (with San Diego University), Beer-Sheva, May 20, Presentation of paper: "The Role of the Public Sector Intervention".
54. 2004 Organization and Participation at the International Workshop on "Economic Cooperation for Peace", Paris, France, June 15, Presentation of paper: "Assessment of Regional Cooperation Programs in the Middle-East".
55. 2003 Participation at the Workshop on "The Potential for Economic Cooperation in the Middle East: the Israeli-Palestinian Perspective" (fourth session) and presentation of paper on “Israeli Palestinian Labor Market Alternatives” (with Eli Sagi), Paris, June 12-15, 2003.
56. 2003 Participation at the Workshop on "The Potential for Economic Cooperation in the Middle East: the Israeli-Palestinian Perspective" (third session) and presentation of paper on “Guidelines for Economic Cooperation”, Istanbul, 25-27 April, 2003.
57. 2003 (with Dafna Schwartz): "Targeted Consultancy Services as an Instrument for the Development of Remote SMEs – A Brazilian Case". International Workshop on: "Economic Growth and Inequality." Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
58. 2003 Participation at the Fourth Israeli/British and Irish Regional Science Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, May 18-20, on “Regional Science: Development, Structure, Policy”, Presentation of paper (jointly with Dafna Schwartz): “Economic Growth Inequality and Spatial Demographic Distribution”
59. 2002 Participation at the Annual Meeting of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), August 27-31, Dortmund, Germany, on “From Industry to Advanced Services, Perspectives or European Metropolitan Regions” Presentation of paper (jointly with John Parr): "From Metropolis to Metropolis-Based Region: the Case of Tel-Aviv".
60. 2002 Participation at the Annual Meeting of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), August 27-31, Dortmund, Germany, on “From Industry to Advanced Services, Perspectives or European Metropolitan Regions” Presentation of paper (jointly with Dafna Schwartz): "Targeted Consultancy Services as an Instrument for the Development of Rural SMEs - a Brazilian Case".
61. 2002 Participation at the “The Potential for Economic Cooperation in the Middle East: the Israeli-Palestinian Perspective", July 4-6, Aix-en-Provence, France. Presentation of paper: “Patterns of Economic Cooperation”.
62. 2000 Participation at the “Third Israeli-British & Irish Joint Regional Science Workshop” on “Public Investment and Regional Economic Development”, Jerusalem, Hebrew University, February 14-16, 2000. Presentation of paper: “Regional Infrastructure Investments and Regional Economic Structures”.
63. 1999 Member of the International Organizing Committee and Participation at the International Conference on “Forging Regional Cooperation in the Mediterranean Basin”, May 27-28, Arles, France. Presentation of a keynote paper: “The Economic Fruits of Peace Do Not Come With the Tree of Peace”
64. 1999 Participation at the 1999 Meeting of the IGU Commission on the Organization of Industrial Space”, Haifa and Beer-Sheva, 19-26 June. Presentation of paper: “Promoting Regional Growth and Convergence in the Long Term Master Plan for Israel”
65. 1999 Participation at the Second Netherlands-Israeli Conference on Regional Science: “Institutions and the Balance between Economic Growth and Environmental Quality”, Utrecht, 30 and 31 August 1999. Presentation of paper: “An Applied Regional Economic Development (RED) Model”.
66. 1999 Participation at the “China-Israel Global Business Issues Forum”, Beijing, Renman University, October 4-5, 1999. Presentation of paper: “Public Policy in Regional and National Economic Development”.
67. 1998 Participation at the Second International Conference “Urban Development- A Challenge for Frontier Regions”, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Presentation of paper: “A Model for Regional Economic Development”
68. 1997 Participation at the International Conference on “Economie des Regions Mediterraneenes et Developpement Durable”, Arles, France. Presentation of paper: “Spatial Failure and a Regional Development Approach”
69. 1997 Participation at the Joint Meeting of the Dutch and Israeli Regional Science Association on “Generating Employment Opportunities in the Age of Economic Structural Changes”, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Presentation of paper: “A Regional Planning Model for Employment Forcasting under Technological Constraints”
70. 1997 Participation at the IMSAM Workshop for the Advancement of Cooperation and Understanding, Athens. Presentation of paper: “Patterns of Economic Cooperation in the Middle East”
71. 1997 Participation at the 44th North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Buffalo, New York. Presentation of paper: “A Systematic Methodical Approach for Regional Development”.
72. 1995 Participation at the "Formation de Delegues au Developpement Regional", for representatives of developing regions in Morocco, held by the Center for Economic Research at the University of Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France. Presentation of paper: "The Israeli Experience in Regional Economic Development, and the Implications of the Peace Process."
73. 1995 Participation at the International Colloquium "Region et Developpement Economique", Rabat, Maroc. Presentation of paper: "The Long Term Water Balance East and West of the Jordan River".
74. 1993 Participation in the Seminar on Israel's Arabs as a Political Community in Formation, Truman's Institute, the Hebrew University. Presentation of paper: "Economic Growth in the Arab Sector."
75. 1992 Participation in the Annual Meeting of the Israeli Geography Association. Presentation of paper: "The Potential of Industrial Development in the Arab Sector in Israel."
76. 1991 Participation at the Annual Meetings of the Geography Association, at Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem. Presentation of paper: "Economic Regional Integration of the Arab Sector in Israel."
77. 1990 Participation at the International Seminar on "Regional Diagnostics and Regional Management", at the Leningrad Institute of Economics and Finance. Presentation of paper: "Integrated Regional Approach, at Low and Better Development Conditions."
78. 1989 Chairman of Local Organizing Committee of the Third World Congress of the Regional Science Association held in Jerusalem. Presentation of paper: "Locational and Technological Factors in Rural Industrialization: A Comparative Investigation."
79. 1988 Participation at the Annual Meeting of the Israel Economic Association. Presentation of paper: "Trends of Change in Industrial Patterns as a Function of Economic Development: General Processes and the Case of Israel".
80. 1988 Participation in the Annual Meeting of the European Regional Science Association held in Stockholm. Presentation of paper: "Entrepreneurship and Rural Industrialization: A Comparison of Urban and Rural Patterns of Locational Choice."
81. 1988 Participation at the Binational Holland-Israel Symposium on "Conditions and Consequences of Industrial Locational Considerations". Presentation of paper: "Links Between Industrial Characteristics and Regional Features."
82. 1988 Participation in the Annual Meeting of the Israeli Geography Association. Presentation of paper: "Technological Profile and Industrial Structure: Implications upon the Industrial Development of Peripheral Areas."
83. 1987 Participation at the Annual Meeting of the Israeli Regional Science Association. Presentation of paper: "An analytical empirical approach for the classification of industrial technology".
84. 1986 Participation at the Annual Meeting of the Israeli Regional Science Association. Presentation of paper: "Industrial Dispersion in Israel."
85. 1985 Participation in Workshop on "Patterns of Change in Developing Rural Regions," with USAID and Clark University, October 14 17, 1985.
86. 1985 Participation at the "Forum on the Development of Industry in Peripheral Areas." Presentation of paper: "Industrialization in Peripheral Regions in the Light of Structural Changes in the Israeli Industry."
87. 1984 Organization and Participation at the "Workshop on Regional Cities and Town Systems as Stimulators of Agricultural Productivity and Generators of Off-Farm Employment," Joint Workshop organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Settlement Study Center, April 18 22, Rehovot, Israel. Presentation of paper: "The Role of Rural Towns in the Industrialization of Rural Areas: Empirical Evidence from Northeast Brazil."
88. 1983 Participation in 6th World Congress of Engineers and Architects, on "Development of the Desert and Sparsely Populated Areas," International Technical Cooperation Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. Presentation of paper: "Industry as an Integral Part of Development."
89. 1983 Participation in Expert Group Meeting on Rural Industrialization, United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan. Presentation of paper: "Some Aspects of Rural Industrialization in Israel."
90. 1983 Participation in the Annual Meeting of the North-East Regional Science Association (NERSA) held in New York. Presentation of paper: "Income, Output and Employment - Conflict and Quest for Harmony."
91. 1983 Participation in the Conference on International Policy and Politics," Association for the Advancement of Policy, Research and Development in the Third World, Washington. Presentation of paper: "Rural Industrialization Objectives: The Income-Employment Conflict."
92. 1982 Participation in the Annual Meeting of Regional Science Association (RSA) held in Pittsburgh. Presentation of paper on "Industry in Development Programs."
93. 1981 Participation in the International Symposium on Integrated Rural Regional Development for Areas of New Settlement; Rehovot, Israel. Paper and Lecture on the Israeli Experience in Industrialization in Developing Regions.
94. 1980 Participation in the Workshop on Integrated Regional Development, held by the IWGIRRD (International Working Group on Integrated Rural Regional Development) at Munster, West Germany. Lecture on The Role of Industrialization in Regional Development.
95. 1980 Participation at the Symposium on the development planning of the Guanarre-Masparro Project, held by the University of Barrinas (UNELLEX) in Venezuela. Lecture on the Problems and Limitations of Industrial Planning and its Relations with Agricultural Planning and Services Planning.
96. 1980 Participation in the "Primer Seminario de Actualizacion y Evaluacion para Egresados de los Cursos de Planificacion del Desarrollo Rural Regional Integral" held in Merida YUC (Mexico) by CONNACYT - Lecture on Industrial Development Problems.

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