Zeev Hirsch


Short Biography
Prof. Hirsch was the second dean of the Faculty of Management from 1970 to 1973, and was Jaffe Professor of International Trade  since 1981. During the period 1995 – 2000 he founded and directed the graduate program in business administration at the Academic Division of the Collegeof Management.
He was visiting professor at the Institute of International Economics and management  at the Copenhagen Business School and at the London Business School.
He published numerous books and articles on international trade, investment and business, on the economic relations of the European Community with small outsiders and on economic aspects of the Middle Eastpeace process.
Before becoming an academic he was member of Kibbutz Maagan Michael.

Fields of Interest
International trade, investment and business strategy, economic aspects of conflict resolution.

Selected publications
Location of Industry and International Competitiveness (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1967).
With Ruth Arad and Alfred Tovias, The Economics of Peacemaking: Focus on the Egyptian - Israeli Situation (London: Macmillan for the Trade Policy Research Center, 1983).
With H. Ben Shahar and G. Fishelson and M.Merhav  ed. Economic Cooperation and Middle EastPeace ( 1989, London, Widenfeld and Nicholson).
with Tamar Almor, ed. Small Outsiders' Response to European Integration, (Copenhagen, Handelshojskolens Ferlag 1996).

Public Activities
He served on a number of public committees including the Heth Committee on Charter Flights, the Hirsch Committee on exports of flowers,  the"Ne'eman" committee on the Mediterranean-Dead Sea Hydro-Electric Project and the Bejski Commission of enquiry into the collapse of the Bank Shares.
He worked for the World Bank in Washington and  served  as advisor to the United Nations at the Iran Planning Institute, Tehran.

He served on a panel, advising the minister of finance on economic aspects of the Middle East peace process.

The Acceleration of Arab Society

The Acceleration of Arab Society's Involvement in the Israeli Economy and Business Sector

The national importance and the urgency of accelerating the Arab citizens' integration into Israel's economy is increasing in Israel. A variety of state, business and voluntary organizations are dealing with this subject. For this purpose, we intend to hold a series of discussions with the major organizations dealing with the economic/business aspect of the subject
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