Professor Alfred Tovias earned his Ph.D in Economics at the Université de Genève (1974).
He is the Walter Rathenau Professor in European Economics at the Department of International Relations of the Hebrew University.
Since 2001, he
holds the Jean Monnet Chair at the same University, the first and only one in Israel.
Prof. Tovias taught at the Université de Genèva, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universität Mainz, ESADE, College of Europe (Bruges) and the London School of Economics.
He has worked as a consultant to UNCTAD and to the World Bank, and as a research fellow of CEPS (Center for European Policy Studies) in Brussels.
current areas of interest are trade policy; Israel and the EU; proliferation of preferential trade agreements; regionalism; the political economy of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries.
is the author of Tariff Preferences in Mediterranean Diplomacy (London, Macmillan, 1977) and Foreign Economic Relations of the European Community: The Impact of Spain and Portugal (Boulder, Rienner, 1990) and co-author of The Economics of Peace-Making: Focus on the Egyptian-Israeli Situation (London, Macmillan, 1983).
published in Mediterranean Politics, European Union Politics, European Foreign Policy Review, The Economic Quarterly, Journal of World Trade
, Cooperation in Conflict.