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Yoav KISLEV, economist in the field of Agriculture; Economic Development Models; Balance of Payments.


  • KISLEV, Yoav was born in 1932 in Haifa, Israel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), Master of Science (Agriculture) Hebrew University, 1960, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy University Chicago, 1965.


    • Lector, Hebrew University, 73. Senior Lector, 1973-1976. Visiting Scholar, Economics Growth Centre, Yale University, 1970-1972.

      Visiting Association Professor, University Minnesota, 1978-1979. Association Professor Agriculture Economics, Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel.


    My main interest has been the economics of technical change. I started by studying the diffusion of innovations in agriculture and developed the notion of an innovation cycle — from the better to the less skilled farmer. Later I worked (with R. Evenson) on the economics of agricultural research, both theoretically and empirically.

    My latest interest has been in the changing structure of the farm as a result of technical progress. Also interested in inflation and balance of payment questions, I have attempted to apply the monetary approach to the balance of payments to Israel’s experience.

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    Born 1932