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Esteban Klor

Esteban Klor is Rosita Herczeg Professor of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also the Director of the Pinhas Sapir Forum for Economic Policy and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London (CEPR). Most of my research focuses on two subject areas within the field of Political Economy: Terrorism and Political Violence, and Positive Studies of Taxation and Redistribution.


Recent Publications

Do Israeli Policies Deter Violence?
Oct. 11, 2021 | Lindsay Morgan interviews Esteban Klor
With fighting between Israel and Hamas ongoing, Esteban Klor, professor of economics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, weighs in on whether Israeli defense policies deter violence. Klor analyzes Israel’s controversial use of house demolitions and retaliatory attacks, and finds that the evidence on their effectiveness is mixed. He also discusses how he balances his views about the normative implications of Israeli policies with his job as an empirical researcher.

  • terrorism
  • political violence
  • political economy
  • taxation
Deterrence with Proxies