On Sunday, September 18, 2011, the Taub Center hosted a unique symposium with three of the leading researchers worldwide in the field of education.
The speakers presented cutting-edge research – in a non-academic setting – on education’s effect on societies and economies and on ways to improve educational systems. The findings were presented to senior Israeli policymakers and to the general public, followed by a high-level discussion pertaining directly to Israel.
Session 1 Chair: Ayal Kimhi, Hebrew University, Taub Center Deputy Director and Chair of the Taub Center Labor Policy Program
2:30 pm Introduction
Greg Rosshandler, Chair of the Taub Center Board
Dov Lautman, Israel Prize Laureate, Taub Center Board Member
Dan Ben-David, Tel-Aviv University, Taub Center Executive Director
3:00pm Impact of Educational Attainment and Skills
Robert Topel (University of Chicago)
Session 2 Chair: Yossi Shavit Tel-Aviv University, Chair of the Taub Center Education Policy Program
4:00pm Impact of Educational Quality
Eric Hanushek, Stanford University
Roundtable Chair: Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Bank of Israel
6:00pm Implications for Israel
Presentation: Dan Ben-David, Tel-Aviv University, Taub Center Executive Director