Prof. Leah Achdut
Member of the Economics and Society Program at the Van Leer Institute and a senior lecturer at the School of Social Sciences and Management at the Ruppin Academic Center. In 2010, she was appointed Associate Professor of Economics and Management at the Ruppin Academic Center. During her years in civil service, she filled management roles in research units at the National Insurance Institute, directed the Histadrut’s (Israel Trade Union Organization) Institute for Economic and Social Research, served as the deputy director for research and planning at the National Insurance Institute and was a member of the Institute’s executive board. During that period, Professor Achdut headed committees concerned with developing an information and research infrastructure and developing community social projects, was responsible for preparation of the Poverty Report and the National Insurance Institute’s Annual Survey, participated in governmental and public committees as a member or observer, and represented Israel at international forums. She was a member of the board on the Luxembourg Income Study and served as the National Insurance Institute’s representative on the research committee of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). Since 2004, she has also been a partner in the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) project. Professor Achdut holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics and a Master’s degree in economics, both received from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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