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WELCOME TO SENAT – ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICY PAPERSSponsored by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Senat is a Project attached to the Macro Center for Political Economics, publishing weekly working papers on public issues on the Israeli agenda since October 1996.
Senat's papers on social, economic and political issues are distributed to members of Knesset, director generals of government ministries, and to the heads of the major economic and non-profit organizations, in order to serve as an information base for their decision making.
Senat's activities are covered in the media and have an influence on public agenda because of the high standards Senat maintains for delivering information that is up to date, professional, objective, non-partisan and concise. By the end of 2010 some 400 working papers, each written by a leading expert in the field, were produced. Additionally, Senat is undertaking public opinion surveys on selected issues.
The Senat Steering Committee, which guides the organization's activities, includes a wide range of views. Headed by Mr. Yossi Beilin as chairman, it includes Mr. Ralf Hexel (Director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Israel), MK Daniel Ben-Simon, MK Shai Hermesh, MK Miri Regev and MK Nachman Shai. The founding chair was the late President Chaim Herzog.
Dr. Roby Nathanson, Director General, Macro Center for political economics.
Hagar Tzameret-Kertcher, Research Director, Macro Center for political economics.
Michal Weiss, Project Manager, Macro Center for political economics.