Centers and Institutes
Director: Prof. Elise S. Brezis
The Aharon Meir Center for Banking promotes the advancement of research on, and studies of, banking in Israel.
The Center’s activities are concentrated in three realms: applied research in banking, dealing specifically with issues relevant to the Israeli economy, other academic research in banking, and graduate studies in the field of banking.
The Aharon Meir Center for Banking is located in the Department of Economics in Bar-Ilan University, and is dedicated to the memory of Aharon Meir, who served as the CEO of The United Mizrahi Bank, and as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bar-Ilan University.
Director: Prof. Igal Milchtaich
The purpose of the Research Institute for Econometrics and Economic Theory (RIE) is to bring together researchers interested in economic theory, mathematics, statistics, and computer science in order to facilitate and foster the exchange of ideas, interdisciplinary cross-fertilization, and dissemination of frontier research. Special emphasis is put on game theory and its applications in such fields as economics, social choice, political science, and biology. The RIE also provides financial grants to research students and supports special events, such as workshops and guest lectures, that promote its purpose.