Department of Public Policy and Administration
The Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management
My life before BGU:
I was born in Beer-Sheva, grew up in the Neve Noy neighborhood in the city, and graduated from Makif Gimmel high school. I completed all three of my degrees in BGU's Department of Economics. I wrote my doctoral dissertation in the field of game theory, with an emphasis on competitions and tenders.
"At almost every moment in life, we find ourselves in a situation of conflict of interests. Therefore, we can say that at almost any given moment we are in a game. In order to steer one's life in the right direction, it's important to know the rules of the game well and to understand the players well."
The field of my research is game theory and most of the research deals with grading systems and incentives in tenders and other competitions. In addition, over the last few years I have forged a number of amazing collaborations, which have led to research in the fields of green environment, green building, green energy and recycling.
BGU is my home! It was here that I began my academic studies and was fortunate to complete three degrees in the Department of Economics. Over the years, I have taught at a range of higher education institutions and it was very enjoyable: Returning now to to BGU is an emotional closure for me.
An insight from my research:
At almost every moment in life, we find ourselves in a situation of conflict of interests. Therefore, we can say that at almost any given moment we are in a game. In order to steer one's life in the right direction, it's important to know the rules of the game well and to understand the players well.
Something that doesn't appear on my resume:
I really respect Chinese medicine and try to read at least one article a day on the subject. I believe that in the future I will study the subject in depth.
A source of inspiration:
The movie A Beautiful Mind, it's simply an amazing and powerful movie. I've watched it dozens of times.
When I grow up:
As a child, I thought I would be a lawyer, I had a neighbor who was a very successful lawyer and I thought it might suit me. Today I have no doubt that my future is in research.
If I was not a researcher, I would…: Be a strategic business and political consultant.
» Facebook or Twitter? Facebook, it's what most of my friends and family use.
» Game of Thrones or the Simpsons? The Simpsons. It reminds me of my childhood in an amusing way.
» Yoga or CrossFit? Yoga, it calms the soul.
» Hapo'el or Maccabi? I grew up in a home with brothers who supported Hapo'el Beer-Sheva and I have no doubt it's infectious.
» Chess or backgammon? Backgammon. I like its simplicity.
» Steak or tofu? Steak is simply tastier.
» Trekking or the spa? A quality spa is an indulgence.
» Car or train? Train? Proper use of time. I like taking a laptop with me and working.
» X-Box or PlayStation? X-Box – it allows you to play dance and sports games with the children.
» Fortis or Sakharof? Sakharof. It's a matter of taste.
» Classic Europe or India? I feel connected to the landscapes of Europe.
» Ocean or the pool? Ocean, it's intriguing while a pool is predictable.
» Morning or night? Morning. The clarity of the morning brings the brain to a rare state.
» Galgalatz or Podcast? Galgalatz. A habit.
» Winter or summer? Winter. Coats, scarves and fashionable winter items.
» Cat or dog? Dog. I had a dog growing up.
» Movie or play? Play. The closeness to a figure helps to identify with and feel the experience at maximum intensity
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