Prof. Israel Zang Late

Emeritus in Coller School of Management
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Short Biography

Academic Positions held:

Teaching and research affiliations at the Center for Operation Research and Econometrics (CORE) Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Center for Economic Research (CentER), Tilburg, Holland; Faculty of Commerce, The University of British Columbia; Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Yale School for Organization and Management, Yale University, Free University of Brussels.


Professional Leadership

President, The Academic College of Tel Aviv Jaffa (2008 -2011)


Dean of School of Management and Economics, the Academic College of Tel Aviv Jaffa, Jaffa, Israel (2006-2008).


Academic Director - The Kellogg - Recanati International Executive MBA (2005-2007) Vice Rector, Tel Aviv University (2001-2005)


Dean, Faculty of Management, The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (1994-1999)


Board member (past and present) of Clal Trading, Elco Holdings, I.D.B. Holdings, Electra Real Estate, Knafaim Holdings, Netivot Pension Fund.


Founding Chairman and Board member (Israel) IMPACT! Scholarships Project (since 2001) - awarding 2000 study scholarships (total of M$ 8,000,000) to socio economic needy ex IDF combat soldiers.


Member of the Audit Committee, Bank of Israel (2007 - 2011) Member of the Nominations Committee for the board of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (1994 - 1996).


President, The Operations Research Society of Israel(1994 - 1996).


Chairman, Ph.D. Program, Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel(1990 -1992).


Chairman, Operations Research Program, Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (1978 - 1980, and 1983 - 1985).


Development of financial management optimization software for Goldman, Sachs & Co., Financial Strategies Group, and for various organizations in Israel.Expert witnessing.


Fields of Interest

Operations Research - mathematical programming; Economics of R&D and joint enterprises, product and process innovation, competition and cooperation in R&D; Antitrust and regulation, antitrust aspects of merger by acquisition, collaborative R&D, and joint advertising; Allocation of joint costs and profits, "fair" allocation mechanisms, cost allocation and regulation of natural monopolies.

Selected publications

"The Museum Pass Game and its Value", (with V. Ginsburgh), Games and Economic Behavior,2003.


"Meet me Halfway: Research Joint Ventures and Absorptive Capacity" (with M. Kamien), The International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2000.


"Virtual Patent Extension by Cannibalization" (with M. Kamien), Southern Economic Journal, 1999.


"Costless" Indirect Regulation of Monopolies with Substantial Entry Cost" (with M. Barniv), The International Journal of Game Theory, 1999.


"Research Joint Ventures and R&D Cartels" (with M. Kamien and E. Muller), American Economic Review, 1992.


"The Limits of Monopolization Through Acquisition," (with M. Kamien), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1990.


Generalized Concavity, (with M. Avriel, E. Diewert and S. Schaible), Plenum Press, New York, 1988.

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