Shalem College
Esteban Klor

Prof. Esteban Klor

Ph.D., New York University
M.A., Hebrew University (magna cum laude)
B.A., Hebrew University (summa cum laude)

Esteban Klor is an economist who specializes in the study of political violence. An associate professor at the Hebrew University, he is also a fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute and a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.

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Selected Publications


"The Struggle for Palestinian Hearts and Minds: Violence and Public Opinion in the Second Intifada," with David Jaeger, Sami H. Miaari, and M. Daniele Paserman, Journal of Public Economics 96 (3-4) (April 2012), pp. 354-368.

"Economic Conditions and the Quality of Suicide Terrorism," with Effi Benmelech and Claude Berrebi, The Journal of Politics 74 (1) (January 2012), pp. 113-128.

"Does Terrorism Work?" with Eric Gould, The Quarterly Journal of Economics 125 (4) (November 2010), pp. 1459-1510.

"The Impact of Terrorism on the Defense Industry," with Claude Berrebi, Economica 77 (307) (July 2010), pp. 518-543.

"The Economic Cost of Harboring Terrorism," with Effi Benmelech and Claude Berrebi, Journal of Conflict Resolution 54 (2) (April 2010), pp. 331-353.

"Social Identity and Preferences over Redistribution," with Moses Shayo, Journal of Public Economics 94 (3-4) (April 2010), pp. 269-278.

"Are Voters Sensitive to Terrorism? Direct Evidence from the Israeli Electorate," with Claude Berrebi, American Political Science Review 102 (3) (August 2008), pp. 279-301. (Lead article)

"The Welfare Effects of Public Opinion Polls," with Eyal Winter, International Journal of Game Theory 35 (3) (February 2007), pp. 379-394.

"On Terrorism and Electoral Outcomes: Theory and Evidence from the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," with Claude Berrebi, Journal of Conflict Resolution 50 (6) (December 2006), pp. 899-925.

"A Positive Model of Overlapping Income Taxation in a Federation of States," Journal of Public Economics 90 (3-4) (May 2006), pp. 703-723.

"On the Popular Support for Progressive Taxation," Journal of Public Economic Theory 5 (4) (October 2003), pp. 593-604.

"Representative Democracy and Marginal Rate Progressive Income Taxation," with Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau, Journal of Public Economics 87 (5-6) (May 2003), pp. 1137-1164.

"Family Size and Income Inequality in Israel," The Economic Quarterly 46 (3) (1999), pp. 492-511.