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Jonathan Lipow, Associate Professor

Jonathan Lipow received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA (1984), an M.A. in International Development from American University (1989), and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley (1994). His research interests are primarily in public economics and in national security studies, and he has published papers on these topics in journals such the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economics Letters, Defense and Peace Economics, and World Development. His current research focuses primarily on government portfolio investment and military manpower problems.

Prior to joining the Defense Resource Management Institute in 2009, Dr. Lipow taught at a number of colleges and universities, including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Berea College, and Oberlin College. In addition to academic activities, Dr. Lipow has worked as a consultant to Israel's Ministry of Defense, served as Bank of America's Israel country representative, and written extensively as a commentator on economic and political affairs for newspapers such as the Jerusalem Post and Barron's. His military service was in the Combat Engineering branch of the Israel Defense Forces.

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