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Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Strategic Alliances for a Secure, Connected, and Prosperous Region

Economic Development in Israel


The Milken Institute’s Israel Center accelerates the nation’s path toward economic independence and broad-based prosperity. We focus on capital market development, financial innovation and job creation to secure a sustainable future for the state of Israel. We engage business, public and academic thought leaders as we design programs, policies and new models that deliver solutions.

We help to develop Israel’s human capital through the Koret-Milken Institute Fellows Program, which offers outstanding university graduates a unique opportunity. While interning at the heart of Israeli decision-making and training with renowned academics and professionals, these promising young leaders explore market-based solutions to the policy challenges facing Israel. Our Fellows program, which includes a Hebrew University-accredited graduate-level course, reflects the Milken Institute’s emphasis on turning research into results.

In addition, we conduct economic research and convene groups of experts to respond to pressing challenges. One recent project led to a new report, “Structuring Israel’s Sovereign Investment Fund: Financing the Nation’s Future.” Here the Milken Institute explored the policies necessary to turn a temporary resource boom – income from the offshore natural gas wells – into a lasting national advantage.