Close sidebar Home » Programmes and Fellowships » Postdoctoral Max Weber Programme » Alumni » Max Weber Alumni Bio Open sidebar menu Ben Zeev, Nadav Senior Lecturer Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Website [email protected] Israel Max Weber alumnus Department of Economics Cohort(s): 2012/2013 Ph.D. Institution The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Biography My dissertation was focused on studying the sources of business cycles. In particular, chapters one and two of my thesis provided an empirical investigation of the role of news shocks about future investment specific technology and credit supply shocks in post-war U.S business cycles, respectively. Moreover, in the third chapter I formulated a theoretical small open economy model that incorporates domestic and foreign news shocks and animal spirits (noise) shocks and allows an examination of the implications of these shocks for a small open economy. I have taught an undergraduate course in macroeconomics for the past three years, prior to which I served as a Teaching Assistant for the same course as well as for graduate courses in monetary economics and financial econometrics. My research interests lie in the areas of macroeconomics and time series econometrics. My work in progress, which I embarked upon recently, studies the quantitative role of the financial accelerator in the business cycle.