Ben-Porath Fund

Courtesy of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


The Ben-Porath Fund was established by the donations of The Falk Institute, The Samuel Rothberg Fund and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in memory of  Professor Yoram Ben-Porath, who served as Rector and later as President of the Hebrew University until his tragic death in October 1992.

The activities of the Ben-Porath Fund reflect his fields of interest : Education, Labor Force Participation and the Welfare System, Health, Immigration. Political Economy.

The activities include an annual Lecture in memory of Yoram, workshops and conferences on topics of interest to the Fund. Past activities include:

  • Ben-Porath Annual Lecture by Professor Shachar Kariv, University of California, Berkeley, on: "The Distributional Preferences of Americans", The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, April 25, 2017. The Annual Ben-Porath Lecture 2017 - Youtube 
  • Ben-Porath Annual Lecture by Professor Joshua Angrist, MIT, on: "Radical Recipes for School Reform: Testing Takeovers in New Orleans and Boston", Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, March 21, 2016
  • Ben-Porath Annual Lecture by Professor Ed Lazear, Stanford University, on: "Human Capital and Entrepreneurship", Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, September 16, 2014