Postdoctoral Fellow, The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Tel Aviv University
My research interests include Political Sociology; Political Economy; Sociology of Development; Innovation Policy; and Comparative-Historical Methods. My work is motivated by a central puzzle: why are some societies able to generate economic development, while others are unable to do so? I use historical case study analysis to illuminate the political dynamics and state institutions that drive these large-scale economic processes, particularly the transition from traditional to innovation-based industry. Such transitions, I argue, are not the spontaneous result of market forces, but of deliberate state-led projects. My work sheds light on how a series of incentives - alongside a set of disciplining mechanisms - allow policymakers to nurture the rise of new industries.
PhD, Sociology, New York University 2020
MPhil, Sociology, New York University, 2016
MA, Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013
BA, Sociology, Anthropology and International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010
Maggor, E. (2020). The Politics of Innovation Policy: Building Israel’s “Neo-developmental” State. Politics & Society, 0032329220945527.