Yinon Cohen

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Yinon Cohen, an Israeli sociologist, is the Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi Professor of Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University.

Cohen holds the B.A. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and the M.A and Ph.D. from SUNY at Stony Brook.

He is known for his research on international migration, social stratification and labor markets. He has studies earnings assimilation of immigrants in Israel, Germany, and the United States, socioeconomic ethnic and gender gaps in Israel,[1] Israeli income inequality in Israel, and the industrial relations in Israel.[2]

Cohen’s appointment to the Yerushalmi chair was controversial because he has been a critic of Israeli policy [3] and because the search committee included two prominent critics of Israel.[4][5] He is described by The Forward as leaning "leftward on Israeli politics." [6]