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faculty member

  • Dr. Yossef (Yossi) Tobol
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Economics and Management
  • Multidisciplinary Studies - B.A., Psychology - B.A.
  • +972(0)+972(0)4-8181695
  • [email protected]
  • Experimental Economics

    Behavioral Economics

    Public Economics

  • Recently I have been interested in the field of experimental economics


  • Principles of Microeconomics

    Principles of Macroeconomics

    Introduction to Game Theory

    Seminar in Game Theory and Experimental Economic

    Psychological Aspects of Economic Decisions

    Introduction to Decision Making and Uncertainty

  •       Google Scholar Profile


    1. Tobol, Y. (2005). Wage Discrimination as an Illegal Behavior. Economics Bulletin. 10(4), 1- 10.
    2. Ofer H. A., Tobol, Y. (2008). Tipping as a Strategic Investment in Service Quality: An Optimal-Control Analysis of Repeated Interactions in the Service Industry. Southern Economic Journal. 75(1), 246-260.
    3. Lipow, J., Mealem, Y., Tobol, Y. (2009). Should Military Uniforms  Carry the Union Label?, Defence and Peace Economics. 20(1), 11-19.
    4. Yaniv, G., Rozin, O., Tobol, Y. (2009). Junk Food, Home Cooking, Physical Activity and Obesity: The Effect of the Fat Tax and the Thin Subsidy. Journal of Public Economics. 93(5-6), 823-830.
    5. Shilony, Y., Tobol, Y. (2010). Futile and Effective Ways to Combat Wage Discrimination. Research in Labor Economics. 30, 283-300.
    6. Mealem, Y., Tobol, Y., Yaniv, G. (2010). Whistleblowers as a Deterrent to Tax Evasion. Public Finance Review. 38(3), 306-320.
    7. Arbel, Y., Ben-Shahar, D., Gabriel, S., Tobol Y. (2010). The Local Cost of Terror: Effects of the Second Palestinian Intifada on Jerusalem House Prices. Regional Science and Urban Economics. (40), 415-426.
    8. Koziashvili, K., Nitzan, S., Tobol, Y. (2011). Monopoly vs. Competition in Light of Extraction Norms. Public Choice.. 148(3), 561-567.
    9. Arbel, Y., Ben-Shahar, D., Tobol, Y. (2012). The Correlation among Immigrant Homeownership, Objective and Subjective Household Characteristics and Good Citizenship: New Evidence from the Israeli Experience. Urban Studies. 49(11), 2479-2499.
    10. Bar-El, R., García-Muñoz T., Neuman, S., Tobol Y. (2013). The Evolution of Secularization: Cultural Transmission, Religion and Fertility Theory, Simulations and Evidence. Journal of Population Economics. 26(3), 1129-1174.
    11. Arbel, Y., Siniver, E., Tobol, Y. (2014). Social Involvement Level of Income and Employment among Immigrants: The Israeli Experience. International Journal of Manpower. 35(6), 798-816.
    12. Ruffle B. J., Tobol, Y. (2014). Honest on Mondays: Honesty and the temporal distance between decisions and Payoffs. European Economic Review. 65, 126-135.
    13. Arbel, Y., Bar-El, Y., Siniver, E., Tobol, Y. (2014). Roll a Die and Tell a Lie – What Affects Honesty?. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 107, 153-172.
    14. Arbel, Y., Bar-El, R., Tobol, Y. (2016). Fundraising to a Real-Life Public Good – Evidence from the Laboratory. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 65, 27-37.
    15. Ruffle J. B., Tobol, Y. (2017). Clever Enough to Tell the Truth. Experimental Economics. 20, 130-155.
    16. Bar-El, R., Tobol Y., (2017). Honesty toward the Holy Day. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 68, 13-17.
    17. Yaniv, G., Siniver, S., Tobol, Y. (2017). Do Higher Achievers Cheat Less? An Experiment of Self-Reveling Individual Cheating. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 68, 91-96.
    18. Manes, E., Shapira, D., Tobol Y. (2018). Incentive Traps. E. Journal of Theoretical Economics. 18(2), 777-795.
    19. Arbel, Y., Bar-El R., Schwarz M. E., Tobol Y. (2019). To What Do People Contribute? Ongoing Operations vs. Sustainable Supplies. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 80, 177-183.
    20. Manes E., Tchetchik, A., Tobol, Y., Durst, D., and Chodick, G. (2019). An Empirical Investigation of ‘Physician Congestion’ in U.S. University Hospital. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Mar 2, 16(5): 761, 1-17.
    21. Tobol, Y., Yaniv G., (2019). Parents’ Marital Status, Psychological Counseling and Dishonest Kindergarten Children: An Experimental Study. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 167, 33-38.
    22. Yaniv, G., Tobol, Y., Siniver, E. (2019). Self-Portrayed Honesty and Behavioral Dishonesty. Ethics & Behavior. 1-11.
    23. Tobol, Y., Bar-El R., Arbel, Y., Azar, O. (2019). Gender differences in the effect of employee-manager friendships on salary dynamics in CPA firms. Heliyon. 5 (10), e02658.
    24. Arbel, Y., Bar-El, R., Schwarz M. E., Tobol, Y. (2020). Giving at the Close: Experimental Evidence on Cooperation in Contributing to a Public Good". Journal of Public Economic Theory. 21(6), 1179-1199.
    25. Bar-El, R., Hatzor, L., Tobol, Y. (2020). Home production, market substitutes, and the labor supply of mothers. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 171, 378-390.
    26. Tobol, , Siniver, E., Yaniv (2020). Do Tightwads Cheat More? Evidence from Three Field Experiments. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 180, 148-158.
    27. Tobol,, Siniver, E., Yaniv, G. (2020). Dishonesty and Mandatory Mask Wearing in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Economics Letters. 197, 109617.
    28. Tobol, , Siniver, E., Yaniv, G. (2021). Covid-19 Vaccination and Subsequent Dishonest Behavior: Experiment Evidence. Journal of  Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics. 14(3), 131-137.   
    29. Siniver, E., Tobol, Y., Yaniv, G. (in press, 2022). Collective Punishment and Cheating in the Die-Under-The-Cup Task. Experimental Psychology.
    30. Tobol, , Siniver, E., Yaniv, G. (2022). Do Restaurant Customers who Receive an Unreasonably low Bill Bring it to the Server’s Attention? A  Field Experiment on Dishonesty. Journal of Economic Psychology. (90), June 2022, 102491.
    31. Siniver, E., Tobol, Y., Yaniv, G. (2022). Urge to Void and Dishonest Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment. Economics Letters.  (216), July, 110544.


           Chapters in refereed books:

    1. Arbel, Y., Tobol, Y. (2007). The Real Estate Cost of Terror: The Impact of the Second Palestinian Intifada on Property Values in Gilo, Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria Research Studies, Volume 19, 205-222 (with Yuval Arbel).
    2. Koziashvili, A., Nitzan, S., Tobol, Y. (2013). Political Culture and Market Structure", in A Handbook of Alternative Theories of Public Economics, eds. Francesco Forte, Ram Mudambi and Pietro Maria Navarra, 2014. Edward Elgar Publication, p. 472-484.
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