Most of us know very little about the Israeli economy and how it matters to Israelis. We remember about agriculture and kibbutzim of old and the startup nation of today. But we think little about how the problems of a modern developed society relate to its complex economy-affluence, income distribution, welfare and social programs.
Guy Rolnik is a sophisticated economist, who founded TheMarker, the Israeli economic media organization that deals with economics. In Israel he is a deputy publisher of Haaretz and a professor at Tel Aviv University and IDC. In Chicago, he teaches at the business school of the University of Chicago.
He will enable us to look at Israeli life through a realistic and sensitive lens. In the United States, most American Jews see security as Israel’s number one problem. In Israel the overwhelming number of Israelis are concerned about the economy.