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Dana Weiss

Dana Weiss

Prior to joining SFI Dana worked as a researcher at the Mayers-Joint-Brookdale Institute. As a gerontology researcher Dana led quantitative and qualitative studies on the subject of old age and dementia, researched the relationship between technology and old age and evaluated a variety of social programs and services for the elderly. Among other things, she contributed in her work to building a map of the national indices for optimal aging, which was approved by a government decision 127. In this decision, the government changes the way in which optimal aging is perceived and promoted in Israel. Prior to that, Dana worked in the Chief Economist Division of the Ministry of Finance. In her work she has engaged in macroeconomic research and in promoting solutions of behavioral economics to problems in various entities in the economy. Dana graduated with honors from the Hebrew University´s Philosophy, Economics and Political Science program in 2018, and was part of the program staff as a practitioner in the course "State, Moral Economy: Integrative Introduction".In the past, she volunteered for the Papamonim organization and educated ultra-Orthodox girls at risk while instilling financial literacy for proper financial management.