The Macro Center for Political Economics was established after eleven years of research in The Israeli Institute for Economic and Social Research (IIESR), and specialises in the economic and sociological analysis of current and evolving issues on Israel's public agenda.
The Center's uniqueness lies in its ability to integrate the social with the economic dimension as expressed by the subjects it deals in addition to the methodologies its applies in the research undertaken. The Center has conducted studies economic reforms in Israel in the era of globalisation, the national budget, the benefits and costs of National Service, the status of women in Israel, problems of identity among Israeli youth, social security and the socio-economic status of various sectors in Israeli society.
In addition to research, the Center is active in the encouragement of the public discourse on a wide range of topics. This goal is accomplished by its organisation of closed professional forums as well as conferences and seminars open to the public.