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Prof. Shoshana Neuman


1966-1970: B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University
1970-1971 : Teacher's Diploma, Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University
1971-1973 : M.A., Economics, Bar-Ilan University
1980-1983 : Ph.D., Economics, Bar-Ilan University
Thesis title: The Cost of Time Devoted to Religious Activity Supervisors: Prof. J. Paroush and Prof. A. Ziderman
Professional Experience
Academic Experience
2007- : Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University
1994-2007: Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University
1992-1993: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics, The University of British Columbia, Canada
1991-1992 : Distinguished Visiting Israeli Professor, Lipinski Institute and Department of Economics, San-Diego State University
1990-1994 : Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University
1986-1990 : Lecturer, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University
1983-1986 : Instructor-Doctor, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University
Editorial Positions
2001- : Associate Editor, Review of Economics of the Household, Kluwer Academic Publications
Research Fellow
1999- : Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany
1996- : The Center for Economic Research Policy (CEPR), London, England
Organizer of International Conferences
2009 : Second International Workshop on Gender Economics (with P. Branas- Garza, S. de La Rica and J. Dolado), Granada, Spain, June 29-30
2007 : First ENER (European Network on the Economics of Religion) International Workshop (with G. Heineck and D. Voas), Granada, Spain, November 16-17
1999 : International Workshop (with the participation of ten European countries) on: Labour Demand, Education and the Dynamics of Social Exclusion, Bar-Ilan University, November 21-22
1992 : Eighth Annual Glickman-Galinson Symposium: "Immigration, Past and Present", Lipinsky Institute, San-Diego State University, April 26-27
1991 : International Workshop on the Economics of Discrimination and Segregation (with J. Silber), Bar-Ilan University, June 3-4
Selected Professional Activities
2005- : Member, national group of experts on: Alternative Labor Market Measures, The Public Advisory Council for Statistics-Israel
2002- 2005 : Chairperson, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University
2000- : Member, several committees of the Higher Education Council (Malag) to approve new tracks and programs in Israeli colleges
2000- : Evaluator, The Fifth and the Sixth Framework of the European Union
1998- : Member of several Steering Committees of the Israeli Central Bureau Bureau of Statistics
1995-1997 : Vice-chair, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University
1994-1995 : Director, Board of Directors, United Mizrahi Bank
1994-2005 : Scientific Coordinator for the Department of Economics, Research Authority, Bar-Ilan University
1993-1997 : Director, The Economics Research Institute, Bar-Ilan University
1988 : Consultant - World Bank, Population and Human Resources Department
Refereeing Journals
      Applied Economics
      Comparative Education Review
      Economic Development and Cultural Change
      Economic Inquiry
      European Economic Review
      European Journal of Political Economy
      Feminist Economics
      Industrial and Labor Relations Review
      International Journal of Manpower
      Journal of Economic Inequality
      Journal of Human Resources
      Journal of Labor Economics
      Journal of Political Economy
      Review of Economics of the Household
      The World Bank Economic Review
      The Israel Science Foundation
      United States-Israel Bi-national Agricultural Research and Development Fund
      United States-Israel Bi-national Science Foundation
Scientific Evaluation Committees
      Ministry of Science and Technology (Chief Scientist)
      Israel Science Foundation (Academia)
Research Grants and Awards (since1994)
2001-2004:The European Commission Fifth Framework. Project title: Towards a New Organization of Men's Lives - Emerging Forms of Work and Opportunities for Gender Equality. Leader of the Israeli Team.
2000: Arc-en-Ciel (Keshet) joint program of the Israeli and French Governments on: Immigrants in Israel: Wages and Mobility (with J. Deutsch and J. Silber)
1999-2000 : The Pinhas Saphir Center for Development, grant for a project on: Gender Wage Differentials (with A. Ziderman)
1998-2000 : Project funded by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics on: Intermittent Labor Force Participation (with A. Ziderman)
1998-2001* : The EU Fourth Framework TSER Program - project title: Labour Demand, Education and the Dynamics of Social Exclusion. Coordinated by the Center for Economic Policy Research. Leader of the Israeli team
1995, 1996 : Arc-en-Ciel (Keshet) joint program of the Israeli and French Governments on: Youth Employment and Gender Discrimination. A joint project with the University of Aix-Marseille in France (with J. Deutsch and J. Silber)
1994 : Faculty Enrichment Award, Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Canada
Administrative Activities University Committees
2001-2003 : Admissions Committee
1998-2002 : Academic Director of Economic Studies, Bar-Ilan Extension Colleges
1998-1999 : Head of Status Committee
1997-1998 : Students' Appeals Committee for the Disciplinary Committee
1993-1995 : University Senate (Senior Lecturers' representative)
1993-1997 : Faculty Committee for the Advancement of Research
1991-1997 : Grants and Scholarships Committee
1989-1991 : Social Sciences Library Committee
Courses Taught
      The Economics of Human Resources (graduate)
      Seminar in Labor Economics (undergraduate and graduate)
      Labor Economics (undergraduate and graduate)
      Women in the Economy
      Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
      Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
      Statistics (introductory and intermediate)
      Comparative Economic Systems
      Theory of the Firm
      Industrial Organization
      Linear Algebra
Main Research Interests
Economics of Human Resources; Labor Economics; Economics of Education;
Economics of the Household; Behavioral Economics; Health Economics; Economics of Religion
Presentations at Conferences (since 1991)


"Gender and Ethnic Segregation in Israel and in the Kibbutz," presented at the International Workshop on the Economics of Discrimination and Segregation, Bar-Ilan University, June 3-4, 1991.

"Equality and Fertility in the Kibbutz" (with L. Danziger), The Annual Meeting of The European Society of Population Economics (ESPE), Pisa, Italy, June 6-9, 1991.

"Academic Versus Vocational High School Education: A Cost-Benefit Analysis" (with A. Ziderman), presented at the Ninth Scientific Conference of the Israeli Association for Research in Education, Bar-Ilan University, June 18-19, 1991.


"Separating the Human Capital Component in Wage Comparisons" (with J. Silber), presented at the Fourth Annual International Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, The University of California, Irvine, California, March 27-29, 1992.

"Occupational Segregation in Israel: The Gender-Ethnicity Interaction", presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 30-May 2, 1992.


"Discrimination, Segregation and Wage Differentials" (with J. Silber), presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, June 20-24, 1993.

"Gender Versus Ethnicity in Occupational Segregation", presented at the Second Conference on Feminist Economics of the International Association for Feminist Economics, The American University, Washington, DC, August 6-8, 1993.

"The Significance of Socio-Political Determinants of Land Prices: The Case of Palestine at the Beginning of the Century" (with Y. Katz), presented at the International Conference on Regional Development: The Challenge of the Frontier, The Dead Sea, Israel, December 27-30, 1993.


"Education and Earnings: Methodological Considerations and Two Israeli Case-Studies", presented at an International Conference on: Contributions of the Economics of Education to the Evaluation of Education Systems, the Swiss National Science Foundation, Bern, Switzerland, February 8, 1994 .

"An Economic Analysis of Religion-Based Differences in Women's Labor Force Participation - The Case of Israel" (with S. Grossbard-Schechtman), presented at the Meetings of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Conference on Integrating Views on Economic Behavior, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, July 10-13, 1994.


"An Analysis of Religion-Based Differences in Israeli Women's Labor Force Participation - Implications for Religious Differences in Marriage" (with S. Grossbard-Schechtman), presented at the Meetings of the Population Association of America, San Francisco, California, April 4-5, 1995.

"Gender versus Ethnic Wage Differentials Among Professionals in Israel", presented at the 15th Arne Ryde Symposium on The Economics of Gender and the Family, Rungstedgaard, Denmark, August 18-19, 1995 (invited).

"Wage Differentials Across Ethnic Groups: Methodological Considerations and an Illustration for Professionals in Israel", presented at the MedCampus International Conference on Poverty, Discrimination and Social Policy, Rabat, Morocco, September 7-9, 1995.


"Estimating Labor Market Discrimination with Selectivity Corrected Wage Equations", presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Socioeconomics, the University of Geneva, Geneva, July 12-14, 1996.


"The Absorption of Immigrants from the Former USSR in the Labor Market," presented at the European Association of Labour Economists, the Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus, Denmark, September 25-28, 1997.


"Income Inequality and Redistributive Policies in Israel", presented at the International Conference on the Welfare State at Century's End: Current Dilemmas and Possible Futures, Tel-Aviv University, January 5-7, 1998.

"Estimating Labour Market Discrimination", presented at the International Conference on Migration and Development, organized by the European Science Foundation, Espinho, Portugal, April 21-26, 1998 (invited).

"Correcting for Selectivity in Estimating Wage Equations" (with R.L. Oaxaca), presented at the CEPR Symposium on Labour Economics, Gerzensee, Switzerland, September 7-12, 1998 (invited).

"Patterns of Wage Differentials Between Immigrants and Natives in Israel", presented at the CEPR Conference on Metropolitan Economic Performance, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, October 29-30, 1998 (invited).


"Vocational Education: Can it Improve Labour Market Performance of the Disadvantaged - The Case of Israel" (with A. Ziderman), presented at the CEPR/TSER Workshop on: Labour Demand, Education and the Dynamics of Social Exclusion, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, November 21-22, 1999.


Organizer and Chair of a session on "Women in the Labor Market" and Presenter of "Selectivity Corrected Wage Equations: Methodology and Evidence from Israel" (with R.L. Oaxaca), The Meetings of the Israeli Economic Association, Jerusalem, June 1, 2000.

"Delays in Renewal of Labor Contracts: Methodology and Evidence" (with L. Danziger), International Workshop in Labour Economics, University of Warwick, July 10-21, 2000 (invited).


"Labor Contracts in Israel: Theory and Data" (with L. Danziger), European Summer Symposium in Labor Economics, Buch, Germany, April 24-29, 2001 (invited).


"Gender Versus Ethnic Wage Differentials among Professionals - Methodological Considerations and Evidence from Israel" (with R.L. Oaxaca), International Conference on Discrimination and Unequal Outcomes, Le-Mans, France, January 16-20, 2002 (invited).


"Wage Structures in the 1990s in Israel" (with R.L. Oaxaca), Third Forum of Euro- Mediterranean Economic Institutes, Marseille, France, December 4-6, 2003 (invited).


"Does Institutional Concentration and Regulation Lead to Low wage Mobility and Less Interrupted Employment?- The Case of the Banking Sector in Israel", International Conference on The Economics of Labor Market Relations, Bergen, Norway, May 12-13, 2006 (invited).


"The Banking Sector in Israel: Employment, Wage Inequality and Wage Mobility:1988-1995", The Israeli Economic Association, May, 30, 2007. "Unravelling Secularization: An International Study" (with P. Branas-Garza and T. Garcia-Munoz), 1st ENER International Workshop, Granada, Spain, November 16-17, 2007.


"What are Regression coefficients Telling Us?", 2nd International Workshop on Gender Economics, Granada, Spain, June 29-30 (invited keynote speaker).

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