Prof. Joseph Deutsch

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Prof. Joseph Deutsch
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Income Inequality, Crime Economics, Applied Econometrics

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Department of Economics

Bar-Ilan University

52900 Ramat-Gan, Israe

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Phone:972-3-5318364 (office)

Fax: 972-3-7384034

 

Personal Details:

Born November 29, 1950 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Citizenship Israel and Argentina

Married 1972, 4 children

 

Education:

1981:Ph.D in Economics Bar-Ilan University,Ramat-Gan, Israel. Dissertation: "Estimation of Economies of Scale in Agriculture:The Case of Mexico".Supervisor: Professor S. Eckstein.
1974:M.A. in Economics Bar-Ilan University,Ramat-Gan, Israel. Dissertation: "Absolute Deviations Estimators in the Stock Market of Israel". Supervisor: Professor Jacob Paroush.
1971:B.A.in Economics

Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

 

Academic Appointments

 
1972-1979 Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University
1979-1982 Instructor, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University.
1982-1984 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Economics and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
1984-1986 Lecturer, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University.
1986 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Economics and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
1986-1991 Lecturer, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University.
Fall 1990 Fall 1992 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
1991-1997 Tenure and Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University.
Fall 1994, Fall 1996 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
1997 - 2009 Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University.
2009 – present

Full Professor, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University.

 

Other Academic Appointments

 

1993-1995      1997-1998

 Vice chair, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University.

1999-2000

Chair, The Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University.

2002-2006

Chair, Undergraduate Admission Committee, Bar-Ilan University.

2002-2006

Member of the Education Committee, Bar-Ilan University.

2005 - 2011

Academic Head of Bar-Ilan University at Ashkelon Academic College.

2011-2014

Chair, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University.

2014-present

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University.

 

 

 

Editorial Appointments

 
2003 – present Editorial Board, Atlantic Economic Journal.
2004 – 2013 Editorial Board, International Journal of Business.
2004 – 2012 Editorial Board, Journal of Economic Inequality.
2009

Editor, Special issue of the Review of Income and Wealth on Income Polarization: Measurement, Determinants and Implications (with Jacques Silber), Vol 56(1), 2010.

 

Other Appointments

 
1989-1990 Board of Directors,Pension Funds, United Mizrachi Bank, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1989-1990 Board of Directors, Investment Company of the United Mizrachi Bank, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2008

Consultant for the UNDP Regional Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Research Awards

 
1995 - 1996 Senior Researcher of a project on Youth Employment and Gender Discrimination. A joint project between the University of Aix-Marseilles in France and Bar-Ilan University. The project was financed by the Arc en Ciel (Keshet) joint program of the French and Israeli Governments.
1998 - 2000 Member of the Israeli Team of an International Project on Labor Demand, Education and the Dynamics of Social Exclusion. The project is part of the European Union’s Program on Targeted Socio-Economic Research (TSER).
1999 - 2001 Israel Science Foundation - ISF, Research Project on Multidimensional Poverty in Israel. Project financed by the Israel Science Foundation and the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. Senior Researcher, with J. Silber.
2001 - 2003 Member of an international team working on a research project on “Work Changes Gender”, financed by the Fifth Research Framework of the European Union.
2005 - 2007 Israel Science Foundation - ISF, Research Project on Polarization in Israel. Project financed by the Israel Science Foundation. Senior Researcher, with J. Silber.
2007-2008 Israel Science Foundation – ISF , Grant from the Israel Science Foundation to organize an international conference on Income Polarization, with J. Silber.

 

Publications

BOOKS

 

The Measurement of Individual Well-Being and Group Inequalities: Essays in Memory of Z. M. Berrebi, edited with J. Silber, Routledge Economics, Taylor and Francis Group, , 2010

 

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS IN REFEREED BOOKS

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Concentration Ratios and the Derivation of Price and Quantity Variability Indices,” in Quantitative Methods for Applied Sciences, C. Dagum et al., eds, Nuova Immagine, 1992,  pp. 286-298.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “The Overlapping of Distributions: Alternative Measures and their Application to the Analysis of Consumption Patterns,” in Quantitative Economics Theory and Practice:  - Essays in Honour of Professor N. Bhattacharya, Satya R. Chakravarty, Dipankor Coondo and Robin Mukherjee (eds.), Allied Publishers, 1998, pp. 229-246.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “The Decomposition of Inequality by Population Subgroups and the Analysis of Interdistributional Inequality,” in Handbook of Income Inequality Measurement: From Theory to Practice, J. Silber (ed.), The Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, pp. 363-404.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “On Some Implications of Dagum’s Interpretation of the Decomposition of Gini Index by Population Subgroups,” in Advances in Econometrics, Income Distribution and Scientific Methodology, Essays in Honor of Camilo Dagum, Daniel J. Slotjje (ed.), New-York, Physica-Verlag, 1999, pp. 269-292.

 

Deutsch, J., Flückiger, Y. and J. Silber, “The Population of "Low Wages" and of "Working Poor" in Switzerland, in Understanding Poverty to Better Fight it (in French), R. Fluder, M. Nolde, T. Priester and A. Wagner, Editors,  Statistical Federal Office, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. 1999, pp: 247-276.

 

Deutsch, J., Ramos, X. and J. Silber, “Poverty and Inequality of Standard of Living and Quality of Life in Great Britain,” in  Advances in Quality-of-Life Theory and Research, M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz, and A.C. Samli (eds.), The Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

 

 

 

Berthomieu, C., Deutsch, J., Gaspérini, E., Marouani, M. and J. Silber, “Human Development and the Impact of Openness to International Trade and Investment,” (in French) in Mondialisation et régulation sociale, C. Euzéby et al. editors, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2003, pp. 267- 281.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “The Fuzzy Set Approach to Multidimensional Poverty Analysis: Using the Shapley Decomposition to Analyze the Determinants of Poverty in Israel,” in Fuzzy Set Approach to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement, Achille Lemmi and Gianni Betti (eds.), New York, Springer, pp. 155-174, 2006.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “On the Shapley Value and the Decomposition of Inequality by Population Subgroups with Special Emphasis on the Gini Index,” chapter 10 in Advances on Income Inequality and Concentration, G. Betti and A. Lemmi, editors, Routledge, 2007.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “The Order of Acquisition of Durable Goods and the Multidimensional Measurement of Poverty," in Quantitative Approaches to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement, Jacques Silber and Nanak Kakwani (eds), Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007.

 

Deutsch, J. “The Measurement of Income Polarization by Ethnic Groups: The Case of Israel Population," in Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Gil Epstein and Ira Gang (eds), McMillan, 2010.

 

Deutsch, J., J. Silber and P. Verme, "On Measuring Social Exclusion: A New Approach with an Application to FYR Macedonia," in Poverty and Exclusion in the Western Balkans. NewDirections in Measurement and Policy, C. Ruggeri Laderchi and S. Savastano, editors, Springer Verlag, Vol. (8), pp.99-116, 2013.

 

 

 

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

 

 

Deutsch, J. “Philanthropic Motives and Contribution Policy: A Note,” Public Choice, Vol. 44, 1984, pp. 501-505.

 

Deutsch, J., Hakim S. and J. Weinblatt, “Interjurisdictional Criminal Mobility: A Theoretical Perspective,” Urban Studies, Vol. 21, 1984, pp. 451-458.

 

Deutsch, J. and Y. Liebermann, “Effects of a Public Advertising Campaign on Consumer Behavior in a Demarketing Situation,” International Journal of Research in Marketing, Vol. 2, 1985, pp. 287-290.

 

 

Deutsch, J., Birati, A. and M. Ungar, “Efficient Debt Structures in Foreign Currencies: The Israeli Experience,” Quarterly Journal of Banking, Vol. 95, 1986, pp. 21-31 (Hebrew).

 

Deutsch, J., Hakim S. and J. Weinblatt, “A Micro Model of Criminal's Location Choice,” Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 22, 1987, pp. 198-208.

 

Deutsch, J. and N. Kahana, “A Note on the Output Effect of Price Discrimination on a Sales Maximizer,” Managerial and Decision Economics, Vol. 9, 1988, pp. 205-207.

 

Deutsch, J. and N. Kahana, “On the Responses of the Illyrian and Entrepreneurial Monopolies to a Change in Market Conditions: An Extension,” Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 12, 1988, pp. 235-239.

 

Deutsch, J. and U. Spiegel, “The Deterrent Effect of Police Expenditure on Crime Activities,” Crime and Social Deviance, Vol. 17, 1989, pp. 31-38 (Hebrew).

 

Deutsch, J. and M. Syrquin, “Economic Development and the Structure of Production,” Economic System Research, Vol. 1, 1989, pp. 447-464.

 

Deutsch, J., Hakim, S. and U. Spiegel, “The Effects of Criminal Experience on the Incidence of Crime,” The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 49, 1990, pp. 1-6.

 

Deutsch, J., Hakim, S. and U. Spiegel, “Learning by Criming: Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Evidence,” Public Finance, Vol. 45, 1990, pp. 59-69.

 

Buck, A., Deutsch, J., Hakim, S., Spiegel, U. and J. Weinblatt, “A Von Thunen Model of Crime, Casinos and Property Values in New Jersey,” Urban Studies, Vol. 28(5), 1991, pp. 673-686.

 

Deutsch, J. and B. Zilberfarb, “Structural Changes in the Demand for Money: The Case of Israel,” Economic Quarterly, September 1991, pp. 332-344 (Hebrew).

 

Deutsch, J. “Linear Regression under Two Separate Regimes: An Empirical Distribution for Quandt's Log Likelihood Ratio,” Applied Economics, Vol. 24, 1992, pp. 123-127.

 

Alperovich, G. and J. Deutsch, “Population Density Gradients and Urbanization Measurement,” Urban Studies, Vol. 29, 1992, pp. 1323-1328.

 

Buck, A., Deutsch, J., Hakim, S. and U. Spiegel, “Learning by Doing of Criminals and Police: Who Learns More,” Public Finance, Vol. 47(2), 1992, pp. 173-184.

 

Deutsch, J., Spiegel, U. and J. Templeman, “Crime and Income Inequality: An Economic Approach,” Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 20(4), 1992, pp. 46-54.

 

Deutsch, J., Gabai, M. and S. Rozevitch, “Management Expenditures in Local Government,” City and Region, September 1994, pp. 167-172 (Hebrew).

 

Deutsch, J., Flückiger, Y. and J. Silber, “Measuring Occupational Segregation: Summary Statistics and the Impact of Classification Errors and Aggregation,” Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 61(1), 1994, pp. 133-146.

 

Deutsch, J. and B. Zilberfarb, “Inflation Variability and Money Demand in Developing Countries,” International Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 3(1), 1994, pp. 57-72.

 

Deutsch, J., Flückiger, Y. and J. Silber, “Nonparametric and Parametric Approaches to the Study of Occupational Segregation by Gender,” Statistics in Transition, Vol. 1(4), 1994, pp. 541-550.

 

Alperovich, G. and J. Deutsch, “Joint Estimation of Population Density Functions and the Location of the Central Business District,” Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 36, 1994, 239-248.

 

Deutsch, J., Flückiger, Y. and J. Silber, “On Industrial Versus Occupational Segregation by Gender: Measurement and an Illustration,” Research on Economic Inequality, Vol 5, 1995, pp. 27-54.

 

Alperovich, G. and J. Deutsch, “The Size Distribution of Urban Areas: Testing for the Appropriateness of the Pareto Distribution Using a Generalized Box-Cox Transformation Function,” Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 35(2), 1995, pp. 267-276.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Static Versus Dynamic Measures of Aggregate Concentration: The Case of Fortune's 500,” Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 62(1), 1995, pp.192-209.

 

Alperovich, G. and J. Deutsch, “Urban Structure with Two Coexisting and Almost Completely Segregated Populations: The Case of East and West Jerusalem,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 26, 1996, pp. 171-187.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Gini's Transvariazione and the Measurement of Distance Between Distributions,” Empirical Economics, Vol 22, 1997, pp. 547-554.

 

 

Deutsch, J. and G. Epstein, “Changing a Decision Taken Under Uncertainty: The Case of Criminal Location Choice,” Urban Studies, 1998, pp. 1335-1343.

 

Alperovich, G., Deutsch, J. and Y. Machnes, “The Demand of Car Ownership: Evidence from Israeli Data,” International Journal of Transport Economics, Vol 26, 1999, pp. 351-375.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Religion, Standard of Living and the Quality of Life,” Contemporary Jewry, Vol 20, 1999, pp. 119-137.

 

Alperovich, G. and J. Deutsch, “Urban Non-Residential Density Functions: Testing for the Appropriateness of the Exponential Function Using a Generalized Box-Cox Transformation Function,” The Annals of Regional Science, Vol 34, 2000, pp. 553-568.

 

Alperovich, G. and J. Deutsch, “An application of a Switching Regimes Regression to the Study of Urban Structure," Papers in Regional Science, Vol 81, 2002, pp. 83-98.

 

Deutsch, J., Flückiger, Y., Ramirez, J. and J. Silber, “Income Inequality and Openness to International Trade,” Swiss Review of Sociology, Vol. 28(2), 2002, pp. 241-265.

 

Berthomieu, C., Deutsch, J., Marouani, A. and J. Silber, “Inflation, Unemployment, Openness to International Trade and Income Inequality in Israel between 1967 and 1999,” Notas Economicas, Vol 18, pp.6-17, 2003.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Dagum’s Decomposition of the Gini Ratio and the Contribution of Population Subgroups to the Mean Difference of the Logarithms of Incomes," Estadistica, Vol 55, pp.355-375, 2003.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Measuring the Impact of Various Income Sources on the Link Between Inequality and Development: Implications for the Kuznets Curve,” Review of Development Economics, Vol 8, 2004, pp. 110-127.

 

Deutsch, J., Silber, J. and B.Z. Zilberfarb, “Indices of Tax Progressivity and Macro Economic Variables in the U.K.: 1960-2001,” Research on Economic Inequality, Vol 12, pp. 251-276, 2004.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Measuring Multidimensional Poverty: An Empirical Comparison of Various Approaches,” Review of Income and Wealth, Series 51(1), pp. 145-174, 2005.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Comparing Segregation by Gender in the Labor Force Across Ten European Countries in the 1990s. An analysis based on the use of normative segregation indices, International Journal of Manpower, Vol 26, pp. 237-264, 2005.

 

 

 Deutsch, J., Epstein, G. and T. Lecker, “Multi-Generation Model of Immigrant Earnings: Theory and Application,” Research in Labor Economics, Vol 24, pp. 217-234, 2005.

 

 

 Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Ethnic Origin and Multidimensional Relative Poverty in Israel: A Study Based on the 1995 Israeli Census,” Research in Labor Economics, Vol 24, pp. 235-264, 2005.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Decomposing Income Inequality by Population Subgroups: A Generalization,” in Research on Economic Inequality, Volume 14, pp. 237-253, 2007.

 

Deutsch, J., Hanoka, M. and J. Silber, “On the Link Between the Concepts of Kurtosis and Bipolarization,” Economics Bulletin, Vol 4 (36), pp.1-5, 2007.

 

Chakravarty, S. R., Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “On The Watts Multidimensional Poverty Index and its Decomposition,” World Development, Vol 36, No 6, pp.1067-1077, 2008.

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Earnings Functions and the Measurement of the Determinants of Wage Dispersion: Extending the Blinder-Oaxaca's Approach,” Research in Labor Economics, Vol 28, pp. 371-427, 2008.

 

Deutsch, J., Flückiger, Y. and J. Silber, “On Various Ways of Measuring Unemployment, With Applications to Switzerland,” Research on Economic Inequality, Vol 16, pp.259-284, 2008.

 

D'Ambrosio, C., Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Multidimensional Approaches to Poverty Measurement: An Empirical Analysis of Poverty in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, based on the European Panel,” Applied Economics, Vol. 40(24), 2009.

 

Deutsch, J. Flückiger, Y. and J. Silber “Analyzing Changes in Occupational Segregation: The Case of Switzerland 1970-2000, ” Research on Economic Inequality, Vol 17, pp.202, 2009

 

Deutsch, J. and J. Silber, “Income Polarization: Measurement, Determinants and Implications, Introduction to the Special Issue, ”The Review of Income and Wealth, Vol 56(1), pp. 1-6, 2010.

 

Deutsch, J., and J., Silber, "An Ordinal Approach to the Study of Intergenerational Opportunities for Standard of Living: The Case of Latin America", The Journal of Economic Inequality, Vol. 9(4): pp. 579-604, 2011.

 

Deutsch, J., and J., Silber, "On Various Ways of Measuring Pro-Poor Growth," in The Measurement of Inequality and Well-Being: New Perspectives, Economics, No. 2011-13, Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Vol. 5, Iss. 2011-13, pp. 1-57, http://dx.doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2011-13,2011.

 

Deutsch, J., A. Fusco and J., Silber, “The BIP Trilogy (Bipolarization, Inequality and Polarization): One Saga but Three Different Stories,” Economics, No. 2013-22, Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Vol. 7, Iss. 2013-22, pp.1-33, http://dx.doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2013-22, 2013.

 

Deutsch, J., A. Dumas and J., Silber, "Estimating an Educational Production Function for Five Countries of Latin America on the basis of the PISA data," Economics of Education Review, Vol. 36, pp. 245-262, 2013.

 

Bérenger V., J. Deutsch J., and J., Silber, "Durable Goods, Access to Services and the Derivation of an Asset Index: Comparing Two Methodologies and Three Countries", Economic Modelling, Vol. 35, pp. 881-891, 2013.

 

Deutsch, J., A. Lazar and J., Silber,"Becoming Poor and the Cutback in the Demand for Health Services," Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 2-9:49  doi:10.1186/2045-4015-2-49, 2013.

 

Deutsch, J., J. Silber and G. Yalonetzky, "On Bi-Polarization and the Middle Class in Latin America: A Look at the First Decade of the Twenty First Century", The Review of Income and Wealth, Vol 60, pp. 332-352, 2014. 

 

Deutsch, J., Guio, A., Pomati, M. and J. Silber, "Material Deprivation in Europe: Which Expenditures are Curtailed First" Social Indicators Research, Vol. 120(3), pp 723-740, 2015.

 

Deutsch, J. Epstein, G. and Alon, N. "Mind the Gap: Crowdfunding and the Role of Seed Money", Managerial and Decision Economics, DOI: 10.1002/mde.2739, pp. 1-23, July 2015.

 

Chakravarty, S., N. Chattopadhyay, Z., Deutsch J., Nissanov and J. Silber "Reference Groups and the Poverty Line: An Axiomatic Approach with an Empirical Illustration" Research on Economic Inequality, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1049258520160000024002, pp. 1-27, November 2016.

 

 

 

 

Bérenger V., J. Deutsch J., and J., Silber, "Deriving the relative importance of the various components of a household’s standard of living: the case of Mexico", Sobre Mexico, Vol. 2, pp. 36-61, 2016.

 

Bárcena-Martin, E., Deutsch J. and J. Silber, "On the decomposition of the Foster and Wolfson bi-polarization index by income sources". Review of Income and Wealth, DOI: 10.1111/roiw.12319, 2017.

 

Deutsch J., S. Hakim, U. Spiegel, and M. Sumkin, " Privatization and subsidization of adoption services from foster care: Empirical evidence". Children and Youth Review, Vol 78, pp. 9-17, July 2017.

 

Deutsch J., Maria Noel Pi Alperin and J. Silber, "Using the Shapley decomposition to disentangle the impact of circumstances and efforts on health inequality", Social Indicators Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1690-5, pp.1-21, 2017.

REFEREED MONOGRAPHS

 

Deutsch, J., Flückiger, Y., Ramirez, J. and J. Silber, Income Inequality and Openness to Foreign Trade (in French), Strukturberichterstattung Nr. 15, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Bern 2002, Switzerland.

 

 

Deutsch, J., Flückiger, Y. and J. Silber, Segregation on the Swiss Labor Market: Analyzing Inequalities by Gender, Nationality and Age between 1970 and 2000 (in French), The Swiss Central Statistical Office, 2005.

 

Deutsch, J., Israeli, O. and J. Silber, “Multi-dimensional Approaches to the Measurement of Poverty: A Study Based on the Last Israeli Census," published by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, 2007.

 

Deutsch, J., and J., Silber, "On the Impact of Growth and Inequality Change on the Poor: The Case of Israel between 1990 and 2006," Policy Studies 11, The Economics and Society Program, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 2010.

 

 

PROCEEDINGS

 

Deutsch, J. and Y. Liebermann, “Dynamic Demand Patterns for a Consumer Durable: A Comparative Macro Analysis,” Advanced Research in Marketing, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the European Marketing Academy, Vol 1, 1990, pp. 865-883.

 

Deutsch, J., Birati, A. and M. Kellman, “Recent Trends in International Equity Markets,” Interdependent Financial Markets, Proceedings of the Tokyo Metropolitan University Conference, Tokyo, July 1991, pp. 223-232.

 

Deutsch, J., Birati, A. and M. Ungar, “Exchange Rate Risk and Efficient Debt Structures,” International Conference of Finance, Proceedings of the International Conference in Finance, Louvain-La-Nueve, Belgium, 1991, pp. 1-19.

 

 

Deutsch, J., Flückiger, Y. and J. Silber, “An Analysis of Low Wages and of “Working Poor” in Switzerland,” (in French), Proceedings of the LXVIth International Conference of the Applied Econometrics Association on “Employment, Inequality and Social Policy”, May 1999, Pau, France