Research Institute for Policy, Political Economy and Society

Dr. Aviad Bar-Haim

Headed by Dr. Aviad Bar-Haim

The Open University Research Institute for Policy, Political Economy and Society is an interdisciplinary center. Its goal is to advance the study of subjects and issues – theoretical, empirical and applied – associated with the interrelationships between policy making and implementation, and social, political and economic processes and mechanisms.

The theoretically informed examination of these relationships can produce new knowledge with potential practical benefits for policy makers and society. For instance, one major facet of policy making and implementation to be explored is the institutional interface of models of governance, the state, civil society, and international organizations. These complex configurations of relationships fundamentally affect the development and implementation of policy in many different domains, such as education, labor relations, macroeconomic management, mechanisms of intergenerational transfers, welfare, environment protection, military-civil relations, etc.

The Institute encourages investigation of Israeli or other cases, focusing on comparative studies that explore the global and international dimensions of policy making and implementation.

In order to provide a vibrant research environment to scholars from different disciplines, the Institute organizes international and local symposia and conferences, publishes a series of working papers, and provides research assistance to its members.

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