Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Assaf
Second name: Razin
Academic title: Professor

Place of employment: Department of Economics , Cornell University, USA
Position: The Friedman Professor of International Economics


1966-1969,  Ph.D., Economics, The University of Chicago; Dissertation:  "Investment in Human Capital And Economic Growth: A Theoretical Study".

1968 M.A., Economics, University of Chicago.


1966,  M.Sc., Agricultural Economics (with  distinction), The Hebrew University (Rehovot ).

1963 B.A., The Tel Aviv Extension of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.


Primary school in Kibbutz Shamir, and high School  in Mossad Ayanot, a Regional high School near Kibbutz Amir, Israel.

Research interests:

Welfare Migration
Theories of Financial Crises
Global Crises
TAX Competition
Political Economy Dynamics

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