Prof. Ayal Kimhi

 

Structural changes on family farms in developed, developing and transition economies.

Family farms worldwide are undergoing structural changes, driven in part by internal factors such as technology adoption, external factors such as climate changes and off-farm labor markets, and the policy environment.

These changes have important implications for food supply, food prices and economic well-being in rural areas. The interaction of the family as a social institution and the farm as a business makes the analysis of structural changes more challenging. Specific research topics include farm growth and survival, non-farm and off-farm employment, crop choices and land allocation, intergenerational succession, production efficiency, and rural well-being.

Labor markets and income distribution.

Despite a strong labor market, Israel is one of the most unequal countries in the developed world. Is it because of the labor supply behavior of different population groups, the way wages are determined, the dual structure of the labor market, or a disfunctioning education system? These questions are studied empirically using combinations of survey data and administrative data. Specific research topics include inequality decompositions across population groups and over time, and comparisons of wage distributions according to gender, location and ethnicity dimensions.

Aging, retirement and pensions.

With increasing life expectancy and declining fertility, the population in developed countries in becoming older. Israel follows this trajectory as well. Changes in retirement behavior are observed as a result, driven in part by policy changes such as the formal retirement age and old-age allowances, and in part by the willingness of many to work longer. The pension system has undergone significant changes in recent years, making it mandatory to save for retirement on one hand, but on the other hand leading to insufficient pension allowances. Specific research topics include the impacts of the increase in retirement age on the labor supply, income and consumption of the older population and the changes in inequality within this population, and the interactions between these outcomes and health.

 

 

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Curriculum Vitae

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List of Publications

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Presentations

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Working Papers

 

 

Kimhi, Ayal. Economic Well-Being in Rural Communities in Israel. Discussion Paper No. 2.04, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Feb. 2004.2.46 MB
Kimhi, Ayal. The Role of Agriculture in Rural Well-Being in Israel. Discussion Paper No. 3.04, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Feb. 20041.19 MB
Kimhi, Ayal. Growth, Inequality and Labor Markets in LDCs: A Survey. Discussion Paper No. 8.04, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, April 2004.921 KB
Kimhi, Ayal. Gender and Intrahousehold Food Allocation in Southern Ethiopia. Discussion Paper No. 9.04, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, September 2004.955 KB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Hila Rekah. The Simultaneous Evolution of Farm Size and Specialization: Dynamic Panel Data Evidence from Israeli Farm Communities. Discussion Paper No. 13.05, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, December 2005.417 KB
Dolev, Yuval, and Ayal Kimhi. Survival and Growth of Family Farms in Israel: 1971-1995. Discussion Paper No. 3.06, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, September 2006.328 KB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Ofir D. Rubin. Assessing the Response of Farm Households to Dairy Policy Reform in Israel. Discussion Paper No. 15.06, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, December 2006.330 KB
Iddo Kan, Ayal Kimhi and Zvi Lerman. Farm Output, Non-Farm Income, and Commercialization in Rural Georgia. Discussion paper No. 16.06, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, December 2006.311 KB
Joseph Gogodze, Iddo Kan and Ayal Kimhi. Land Reform and Rural Well Being in the Republic of Georgia: 1996-2003. Discussion paper No. 1.07, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, January 2007.303 KB
Ayal Kimhi. Does Land Reform in Transition Countries Increase Child Labor? Evidence from the Republic of Georgia. Discussion Paper No. 4.07, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, February 2007.192 KB
Goodwin, Barry K., Ashok K. Mishra, and Ayal Kimhi. Household Time Allocation and Endogenous Farm Structure: Implications for the Design of Agricultural Policies. Discussion Paper No. 11.07, July 2007.393 KB
Ayal Kimhi. Regression-Based Inequality Decomposition: A Critical Review and Application to Farm-Household Income Data. Discussion Paper No. 16.07, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, November 2007.348 KB
Kimhi, Ayal and Hila Rekah. Are changes in Farm Size and Labor Allocation Structurally Related? Dynamic Panel Evidence from Israel. Discussion Paper No. 17.07, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, December 2007.528 KB
Kimhi, Ayal. Revitalizing and Modernizing Smallholder Agriculture for Food Security, Rural Development and Demobilization in a Post-War Country: The Case of the Aldeia Nova Project in Angola. Discussion Paper No. 04.09, , March 2009.3.54 MB
Kimhi, Ayal. On the Interpretation (and Misinterpretation) of Inequality Decompositions by Income Sources. Discussion Paper No. 09.09, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, September 2009.176 KB
Kimhi, Ayal. Land Reform and Farm-Household Income Inequality: The Case of Georgia. Discussion Paper No. 10.09, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, September 2009.321 KB
Kimhi, Ayal. International Remittances, Domestic Remittances, and Income Inequality in the Dominican Republic. Discussion Paper No. 2.10, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, February 2010.330 KB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Sarit Menahem. Does Rural Household Income Depend on Neighboring Urban Centers?277 KB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Nitzan Tzur. Long-Run Trends in the Farm Size Distribution in Israel: The Role of Part-Time Farming. Discussion Paper No. 1.11, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, January 2011.587 KB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Moran Sandel. Religious Schooling, Secular Schooling, and Household Income Inequality in Israel. AlmaLaurea Working Papers No. 29, September 2011.467 KB
Heizler, Odelia, and Ayal Kimhi. Does Family Composition Affect Social Networking? IZA Discussion Paper No. 6380, February 2012.226 KB
Kimhi, Ayal. Pre-Primary Education in Israel: Organizational and Demographic Aspects. Policy Paper No. 2012.01, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, March 2012.698 KB
Heizler, Odelia, Nira Yacouel, and Ayal Kimhi. Sociability and the Timing of First Marriage. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6607, May 2012.787 KB
Iddo Kan, Yoav Motro, Nir Horvitz, Ayal Kimhi, Yossi Leshem, Yoram Yom-Tov and Ran Nathan. Economic Efficiency of Agricultural Rodent Control Using Barn Owls. Discussion Paper No. 7.12, August 2013.1.09 MB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Michal Shafir-Tidhar. Income Inequality between and within Population Groups in Israel: 1997-2010. Research Paper No. 12-02, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, September 2012.1.26 MB
Fishman, Ezra, and Ayal Kimhi. Is the Israeli Labor Market Segmented? Research Paper No. 13-01, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, August 2013.230 KB
Kan, Iddo, Ayal Kimhi, and Jonathan Kaminski. Structural Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture under Partial Equilibrium. Discussion Paper No. 13.13, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, 2013.576 KB
Kimhi, Ayal. Are Migrant Agricultural Workers Replacing the Local Workforce? Discussion Paper No. 10.14, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, 2014.450 KB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Arik Horowitz. The Importance of the Level of High School Math Studies to the Academic Studies and Future Careers of Israeli Students. Policy Paper No. 2015.01, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, April 2015.971 KB
Lewin-Epstein, Noah, Ortal Siminovich, and Ayal Kimhi. Public Opinion towards Agriculture and Rural Areas in Israel. Discussion Paper No. 6.16, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, 2016.421 KB
Ben-David, Dan, and Ayal Kimhi. An Overview of Israel’s Education System and its Impact. Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research, December 2017.531 KB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Maya Sender. Does Consumption Decrease After Retirement, and for Whom? Discussion Paper No. 18.01, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, 2018.755 KB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Ami Reznik. Efficiency Implications of the Dairy Farm Policy Reform in Israel. Discussion Paper No. 18.03, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, 2018.741 KB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Nirit Hanuka-Taflia. What Drives the Convergence in Male and Female Wage Distributions in Israel? A Shapley Decomposition Approach. Discussion Paper No. 18.04, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, 2018.723 KB
Menahem-Carmi, Sarit, and Ayal Kimhi. A Primer on Israel’s Pension System: Where it is Today and Suggestions for the Future. Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research, June 2018.1.53 MB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Ortal Siminovich. Who Exits from a Reforming Sector? The Case of Dairy Farmers in Israel. Discussion Paper No. 18.05, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, 2018.pdf459 KB
Kan, Iddo, Ami Reznik, Ayal Kimhi, and Jonathan Kaminski. The Impacts of Climate Change on Cropland Allocation, Crop Production, Output Prices and Social Welfare in Israel... Discussion Paper No. 18.06, The Center for Agricultural, 2018.1.33 MB
Kimhi, Ayal, and Nirit Hanuka-Taflia. Do Foreign Workers Affect Local Wages: Evidence from Israeli Agriculture. Discussion Paper No. 1.20, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, 2020.1.56 MB
Rittberg, Yuval, and Ayal Kimhi. Does the Cost of Foreign Workers Affect the Wages of Local Agricultural Workers? Evidence from Israel. Discussion Paper No. 3.20, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, 2020.514 KB
Ben-David, Dan, and Ayal Kimhi. Education Quality and Future Wages: The Impact of Math Matriculation Quality in the Periphery and Center of Israel, Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research, August 2020.1.05 MB
Kimhi, Ayal. Education, Migration, Employment and Wages of Young People Who Grew Up in Moshavim. Discussion Paper No. 4.21, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Rehovot, Israel, March 2021.553 KB
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