Erez Maggor

Erez Maggor

Erez Maggor
Mandel Building 3rd floor, 352

Political Economy
Political Sociology
Innovation Policy
Political Geography


Current Projects

Erez’s dissertation, Politics of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial State and the Making of Israel’s ‘Start-Up Nation’, is a state-led account of Israel’s transformation from traditional manufacturing to a knowledge-based economy. Rather than the invisible hand of market forces, his work underscores the crucial role of industrial policy and the collaboration between private and public actors. His current research project focuses on Israel’s “Digital Health Initiative”, a new government program that seeks to foster economic growth and addresses a host of social-health related challenges that have only become more pressing following the Covid-19 epidemic

Curriculum Vitae 

Fellowships and Grants

  • 2021-2025 Martin Buber Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • 2021-2023, Faculty of Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, University of Toronto (Declined)

  • 2020-2021 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Tel Aviv University

  • 2020-2021 The Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellowship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Declined)

  • 2018-19 GSAS Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, New York University

  • 2016-18 Israel Institute Doctoral Fellowship

  • 2013-18  Henry MacCracken Fellowship, New York University 

  • 2012 Herzl Fellowship, Bernard Cherrick Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


  • 2021- Halpern Award for Best PhD Dissertation, Association for Israel Studies

  • 2020 - Louis Guttman Best Paper Award, Israeli Sociology Society

  • 2020 - Early Career Workshop Award, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE))

  • 2012 - Rector’s Prize of Excellence in a Master's Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • 2012 - Dean’s List of Outstanding Students, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • 2011 - Kurt Grunwald Award


  • 2020    Ph.D. Sociology, New York University

  • 2015    M.Phil. Sociology, New York University

  • 2013    M.A. Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • 2010    B.A. Sociology, Anthropology and International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Peer-reviewed articles

Marco Allegra & Erez Maggor (equal authorship) (2021). “The Metropolitanization of Israel's Settlement Policy: The Colonization of the West Bank as a Strategy of Spatial Restructuring”. Political Geography (online first).

Erez Maggor (2021). “The Politics of Innovation Policy: Building Israel’s ‘Neo-developmental’ State”, Politics & Society (online first)

  • Winner of the ISS Louis Guttman Best Paper Award

Erez Maggor (2021). “Sources of State Discipline: Lessons from Israel’s Developmental State, 1948–1973”, Socio-Economic Review 19(2): 553–581.

Erez Maggor (2015). “State, Market and the Israeli Settlements: The Ministry of Housing and the Shift from Messianic Outposts to Urban Settlements in the 1980s”, Israeli Sociology 16 (2): 140-167. [Hebrew]

Edited books

Ariel Handel, Marco Allegra & Erez Maggor. 2017. Normalizing Occupation: The Politics of Everyday Life in the West Bank Settlements. Indiana University Press.

Chapters in books

Forthcoming    Erez Maggor & Michael Frenkel. “Start-up Nation? Myths and Reality”. Routledge Handbook of Modern Israel.

Forthcoming    Ariel Handel, Marco Allegra and Erez Maggor. “The Israeli Settlements: Past, Present and Future”. Routledge Companion to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Special journal issues

2017    Ariel Handel and Erez Maggor (guest editors). Theory and Criticism, issue 47: The Settlements in the West Bank: New Perspectives. [Hebrew]


2021    “Wage-Led Growth Is Dead! Long Live Wage-Led Growth! Labor’s Role in the (Re)Formation of Israel’s Growth Model” (with Assaf Bondy), Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Meeting (virtual Conference)

2020          “The Politics Innovation: Lessons from Israel.”Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Meeting, Amsterdam (virtual conference).        

2019          “The Politics of Innovation Policy: Lessons from Israel.” American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, New York.

2017          “Discipline, Development and Sources of State Capacity.”American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, Montreal.

2016          “Sources of State Capacity and the Developmental State”Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Meeting, Berkeley.

2012          “Politics, Planning, Market: The Israeli Settlement Policy in the Metropolitan Area of Jerusalem”, (with Marco Allegra)European Association of Israel Studies (EAIS) Annual Meeting, Munich.