The Open University of Israel
Dr. Nissim Cohen

Dr. Nissim Cohen

Department of Management and Economics

Updated: August 2011

 

Personal

Tel: 972-9-7780838

Fax: 972-9-7780668

E-mail: nissimco@openu.ac.il

Born: 1975, Israel
Status: Married, three children

Address: Department of Management and Economics
The Open University of Israel
The Dorothy de Rothschild Campus
1 University Road, P.O.B. 808
Raanana 43107, Israel
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Education

2010-2011 Post-Doctoral studies, Public Policy, The Center for Study of Public Choice, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2010 Ph.D., School of Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Dissertation: Public Policy, Alternative Politics and Institutions: A Conceptual Framework and the Case of Health Policy in Israel
Advisor: Prof. Shlomo Mizrahi
2005 M.A., Public Policy & Administration, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Thesis: Business Communities in the Arab World in the Peace Process: Jordan and the Palestinian Authority
Advisor: Dr. Guy Ben-Porat
2001 B.A., Middle East & Islamic Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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Awards and Honors

2010-2011 Rothschild Fellowships for post-doctoral candidates, Rothschild Foundation (Yad Hanadiv)
2008-2009 Wolf Foundation Scholarship for Excellent Ph.D. Students: The Wolf Foundation
2008-2009 Dean's Award (special distinction) for Ph.D. Students: School of Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
2008-2009 The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research scholarship for Ph.D. students: The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services, Israel
2007-2008 Dean's Award (special distinction) for Ph.D. Students: School of Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
2006-2010 Excellence Scholarship for Ph.D Students: School of Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
2005-2006 Excellence Scholarship for M.A. Students: School of Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
2003-2004 Peher Excellence Scholarship for M.A. Students
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Areas of Interest

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Academic Positions

2009-present Course Coordinator, The Department of Management and Economics, Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, The Open University, Israel: Public Policy: Theory to Practice
2007-2010 Lecturer (adjunct lecturer)
  • Dept. of Politics and Government, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Dept. of Public Policy and Administration, Guilford Glazer School of Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Dept. of Management, Guilford Glazer School of Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • The Academic Program for the IAF Flight Course, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
2011-present
  • Division of Public Administration & Policy, School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel.
  • Dept. of Public Administration and Politics, School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
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Refereeing

Grants: The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research (NIHP)
Journals: State and Local Government Review; Social Security - Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies (Hebrew); Hukim - The Israeli Journal on Legislation (Hebrew)
Books: Bentham Science Publishers, e-books
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Other Relevant Activities

2005-present The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel: Library Fellow
2005-present Shvil (Transparency International-TI) Israel: Volunteer in the "Local Authority Transparency" project
2006-present The Israeli Political Science Association, Israel: Volunteer
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List of Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Cohen, Nissim (Forthcoming 2011) "Informal payments for healthcare The phenomenon and its context" Health Economics, Policy and Law.
  2. Mizrahi, Shlomo & Cohen, Nissim (in press) "Privatization through centralization in the Israeli healthcare system: The case of the national health insurance law (NHIL) and its amendments" Administration and Society.
  3. Yuval, Fany, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Cohen, Nissim (2011) "The welfare state, social capital and alternative politics: First findings from Israel" International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1 (11): 38-48.
  4. Cohen, Nissim, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Yuval, Fany (in press) "Public attitudes towards the welfare state and public policy: Israel 2008" Israel Affairs.
  5. Cohen, Nissim & Arieli, Tamar (2011) "Field research in conflict environments: Methodological challenges and the snowball sampling" Journal of Peace Research 48 (4): 423-436.
  6. Cohen, Nissim & Mizrahi, Shlomo (Forthcoming 2011) "Fifteen years of healthcare policy in Israel: Institutional analysis of national health insurance law (NHIL) and its amendments (1994-2009)" Bitachon Sociali (Hebrew).
  7. Cohen, Nissim (accepted) "Policy entrepreneurs and the design of public policy: The case of the national health insurance law in Israel" Social Security (Hebrew).
  8. Sperling, Daniel & Cohen, Nissim (accepted) "The influence of the Israeli state economy arrangement law and supreme court decisions on health policy and the right to health in Israel Neo-institutional analysis" Hukim-The Israeli Journal on Legislation (Hebrew).
  9. Cohen, Nissim (2010) "Informal payments for healthcare The phenomenon and its context" Bitachon Sociali, 84: 79-104 (Hebrew).
  10. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Vigoda-Gadot, Eran & Cohen, Nissim (2010) "Trust, participation and performance in welfare supply organizations: The case of social security organization in Israel" Public Management Review, 12 (1): 99-126.
  11. Cohen, Nissim, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Yuval, Fany (2010) "The welfare state, public policy and public opinion: Israel 2008", Bitachon Sociali, 82: 47-77 (Hebrew).
  12. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Vigoda-Gadot, Eran & Cohen, Nissim (2009) "Trust, participation, and performance in public administration: An empirical examination of health services in Israel" Public Performance and Management Review, 33 (1): 7-33.
  13. Cohen, Nissim (2008) "Business communities in the peace process and globalization: A cost-benefit calculation of political participation in Jordan and the Palestinian Authority" Politica, 18: 57-86 (Hebrew).
  14. Cohen, Nissim & Ben Porat, Guy (2008) "Business communities and peace: The cost-benefit calculations of political involvement" Peace and Change, 33 (3): 426-46.
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    Chapters in Books

    1. Cohen, Nissim (accepted) "The welfare state, public policy and "Non-Governability": The case of the hospital in Ashdod," in: Hani Zobida & David Mekelberg (eds.), Research in Israeli Politics, The Israeli Political Science Association (Hebrew).
    2. Cohen, Nissim & Shlomo Mizrahi (2010). "Health policy, alternative politics and institutions: A conceptual framework and the Israeli case," in: Chana Katz & Erez Tzfadia (eds.), States 'Abandonment and Surveillance': New Perspective of the Welfare State in Neo-Liberal Economy, pp. 363-386 (Hebrew).
    3. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Eran Vigoda-Gadot & Nissim Cohen (2009). "The new public management: Trust, participation and performance in welfare supply organizations", in: Hani Zobida & David Mekelberg (eds.), Sixty Years of Israeli Democracy: Reality and Vision, Israeli Political Science Association, pp. 133-161 (Hebrew).
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    Book Reviews

    1. Cohen, Nissim (in press) "Public administration in Israel: Between governability and collapse A Book Review on Itzhak Galnoor's Book. Public Administration Review.
    2. Cohen, Nissim (in press) "Public Policy: Basic Concepts and Theories" by David Nachmias, Ori Arbel Ganz and Assaf Meydani. Politica (Hebrew).
    3. Cohen, Nissim (in press) "Price Tag for Life The Political Economy of the National Health Insurance Act in Israel" by Sharon Asiskovitch. Social Security (Hebrew).
    4. Cohen, Nissim (2010) "The Health Care System: Where To? From an Egalitarian Health Insurance Law to Health Inequality A Book Review on Haim Doron's (ed.) Book", Social Security, 82: 174-9 (Hebrew).
    5. Cohen, Nissim (2008) "Public Administration in Israel: Developments, Structure, Function and Reforms" by Itzhak Galnoor. Politica, 19: 141-144 (Hebrew).
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      Other Publications

      1. Cohen, Nissim, Shlomo Mizrahi & Fany Yuval (2008). The Welfare State, Public Policy and Public Opinion: Israel 2008. Beer-Sheva: Department of Public Policy and Administration, Ben-Gurion University. Working Paper no. 3 (Hebrew).
      2. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Eran Vigoda-Gadot & Nissim Cohen (2007). The New Public Management: Trust, Participation and Performance in Israeli Healthcare System and Sick Funds. Beer-Sheva: Department of Public Policy and Administration, Ben-Gurion University. Working Paper no. 2 (Hebrew).
      3. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Eran Vigoda-Gadot & Nissim Cohen (2007). The New Public Management: The Case of the National Insurance Institute in Israel, Report submitted to the Israeli National Insurance Institute (Hebrew).
      4. Cohen, Nissim (2009). Public Policy - Study Guide for MBA students, Raanana: The Open University of Israel (Hebrew).
      5. Cohen, Nissim (accepted) Public Policy - Study Guide for BA students, Raanana: The Open University of Israel (Hebrew).
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      Participation in Scientific Conferences

      February 2010 Symposium on "Public policy and governance in Israel," The Open University of Israel
      December 2009 5rd Annual Graduate Conference in memory of Yitzhak Rabin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (discussant)
      November 2009 German-Israeli Workshop for Young Scholars on "Culture and Ethics of Biomedicine," Goettingen University, Goettingen, Germany
      May 2009 Bratislava Workshop on Institutional Analysis (sponsored by the Ronald Coase Institute), Bratislava, Slovakia
      February 2009 Sixth annual Conference on Social Policy, Tel-Hai Academic College, Israel
      February 2009 Annual Israeli Sociological Society Conference, The College of Management Academic Studies, Israel
      January 2009 Symposium on "Public Policy, the Welfare State and Public Opinion," The Open University of Israel
      December 2008 4rd Annual Graduate Conference in memory of Yitzhak Rabin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
      May 2008 Annual Israeli Political Science Association conference, Beit Berl College, Israel
      February 2008 Fifth annual Conference on Social Policy, Sapir College, Israel
      February 2008 Annual Israeli Sociological Society Conference, Tel Aviv University, Israel
      January 2008 Symposium on "Public Policy and the Welfare State," The Open University of Israel
      January 2008 Sixth Annual Health Policy Conference, Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
      January 2008 3rd Annual Graduate Conference in memory of Yitzhak Rabin, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
      July 2007 Public Choice Outreach Conference, George Mason University, Fairfax,VA, USA
      May 2007 Annual Israeli Political Science Association conference, Western Galilee College, Israel
      March 2007 "Library Researcher Workshop" The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel
      December 2006 "Crossing Borders Workshop," The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Tel Aviv University, Israel
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