Moshik Lavie

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Tel-Aviv University, Ph.D. in Economics, 2009

Tel-Aviv University, M.A. in Sociology of Education, magna cum laude, 2002

Tel-Aviv University, M.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, 2002

Tel-Aviv University, Special Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students, 1995-1999

Research Interests

Applied Microeconomic Theory, Economics and Sociology, Behavioral Economics, Political Economy.

Academic Position

2010–present  Instructor (tenure track), Department of Economics, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Previous Positions

2010                Postdoctoral Fellow, MICROCON (Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict). DEFI, Université d’Aix-Marseille, France (5/2010 – 9/2010)

2009-2010       Postdoctoral Fellow, MICROCON (Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict). Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France. (4/2009 – 4/2010)

2007-2009       Marie-Curie Fellow, RTN Micro-Data, CNRS, Paris School of Economics, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France (10/2007- 4/2009)

Working Papers

–          “Match me, if you can: wage secrecy & matching in a search model” (with Jean-Marc Robin, Sciences Po – Paris and University College London)

–          “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Fairness, Inequality and Wage Secrecy

–          “Show Me the Money: Status, Cultural Capital, and Conspicuous Consumption

–          “Incentives and Self-Selection in Triggering Violent Conflicts” (with Christophe Muller, Université d’Aix-Marseille)

Papers in Progress

–          “Arms race and Self Selection in Violent Conflicts” (with Christophe Muller, Université d’Aix-Marseille)

–          “The Political economy of Climate-gate” (with Natacha Raffin, Université Paris Ouest)

–          “Cultural Capital and Conspicuous Consumption”

–          “Forgiveness in a Repeated Game Framework” (with Ady Pauzner, Tel-Aviv University)

–          “Medical Decision Making by Patients: Down Syndrome Prevention in Israel” (with Dotan Persitzd, Tel-Aviv University)

–          “Wage Secrecy and Gender Discrimination”


–          Lavie M,  (2008) “Rich and less Rich – students’ finance in Israel“. In Abraham Yogev (ed.) “Higher Education Expansion in Israel”. Ramot. (in Hebrew, based on MA thesis)

Conference Presentations

2010                – Resources of Conflict ­, Conflicts over Resources. Göttingen, Germany.

2008                – Econometric Society European Winter Meetings. Cambridge, UK

– Arts, Culture and the Public Sphere: Expressive and Instrumental Values in   Economic and Sociological Perspective. Venice, Italy

2007                – Tinbergen Institute workshop “Economics of the Workplace”. Rotterdam, Netherlands

– Reciprocity: Theories and Facts. Verbania Intra, Italy.

2006                – Affect, Motivation, and Decision Making. Ein-Boqeq, Israel

– Association of Southern European Economic Theorists (ASSET). Lisbon, Portugal.

– Econometric Society European Meeting. Vienna, Austria.

Other Presentations

2010                MICROCON annual meeting, Gent (June); University of Haifa, Department of Economics (January);

2009                Ben Gurion University, Department of Economics (December); Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, The Technion (December); Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics (December), THEMA seminar, Cergy (May);

2008                RTN Meeting, Budapest (December); Quantitative Economics Doctorate Jamboree, Paris (May);  Séminaire Interne de Microéconomie Appliquée, Paris I, Paris (January);

2007                RTN Meeting, Amsterdam (December).

Teaching Experience

2003 – 2007    Lecturer / instructor, “Principles of Economics”, Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University

2004 – 2007    Lecturer, “Economics Aspects of Social Work”, Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University

2003 – 2005    Lecturer, “Introduction to Macroeconomics”, Ruppin Academic Center

2003 – 2003    Lecturer, “Introduction to Macroeconomics”, The College of Management

2002 – 2003    Lecturer, “Media & Economics”, Ruppin Academic Center

Honors, Scholarships and Fellowships

2007 – 2009    Marie-Curie Fellowship (Micro-Data RTN), Paris 1

2007 – 2008    SHVIL (Transparency International- TI) Israel Grant

2002 – 2007    E. Fishman Doctoral Program Fellowship, Tel-Aviv University

2005 – 2006    Dean’s Grant, The Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Science, Tel-Aviv University

Non Academic Positions

2003 – 2007    Managing Editor. News Desk, Yedioth Ahronoth (Israel’s largest Daily Newspaper)

2000 – 2002    Editor in Chief. Business Section, Yedioth Ahronoth

1998 – 2000    “Ynet” website establishment team, ( is Israel’s leading Portal)

1994 – 1997    Journalist, Ma’ariv Daily Newspaper