Amit Loewenthal is a research director at the Israeli Institute for Economic Planning (IEP). Before joining the IEP, Amit was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Potsdam and Tel Aviv University and has worked with various NGOs and think tanks, publishing several policy papers dealing with solutions for reducing poverty and economic gaps. His main fields of interest are the political economy of violent conflicts, with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a case study of great significance, and socioeconomic inequality.
Several competitive grants and awards have recognized Amit’s work. His dissertation won the Horowitz Institute Doctoral Scholarship in Economic and Social Development and the Yitzhak Rabin Award for research on peace and reconciliation.
He is also a senior researcher at the Aaron Institute for Economic Policy, Reichman University and an advisory committee member at the Initiative for National Security and Human Rights. He holds Ph.D. in Public Policy and an M.A. in economics from Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. in Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.