Sami Miaari

Sami Miaari

Senior Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford University

Sami Miaari is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University and a Senior Researcher at Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A degrees in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; He also received his BSc. in Mathematics and Economics from the same University. He has considerable teaching experience in a variety of areas in economics, and has served as economic consultant for the World Bank, IMF and other international organizations. In addition, he is serving in a number of positions including Senior Affiliate of Households in Conflict Network (HiCN), Research Affiliate of Harry S. Truman Institute, Senior Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford, Honorary Research Fellow of the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter, Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and Research Affiliate of ISDC – International Security and Development Center in Berlin. Dr. Miaari's research focuses on labor economics, the economic causes and consequences of conflict, including the economic costs of political instability and the relationship between economic shocks and conflict, (focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict), discrimination against ethnic minorities, economic inequality, and applied econometrics.

Areas of Interest:

  • Labor and human resources
  • Econometrics
  • Political economy
  • Discrimination against ethnic minorities
  • Economic inequality


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Hebrew University, 2008
  • M.A. in Economics, Hebrew University, graduated with distinction, 2003
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics and Economics, Hebrew University, 2000


  • Vesting Scholar, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, Oct 2019-Present
  • Senior lecturer (tenure), Department of Labor Study, Tel-Aviv University, Oct 2018-Present
  • Honorary Research Fellow, College of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter, May 2018-Present

Latest Publications:

  • “The impact of socio-demographic factors and public policies on the participation of Palestinian women in the Israeli labor market”. (With Nabil Khattab).  Journal of the Social Sciences. (forthcoming)
  • "Male-Female Wage Differential in the West Bank and Gaza: A Gender-Based Analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict " (With Amit Loewenthal).  Defense and Peace Economics. Forthcoming.
  • “Explaining crime among Palestinian society in Israel: Socioeconomic factors vs. cultural factors”. Israeli Affairs Journal (77). April 2020.
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