American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
no. 4, October 2023
Can the extent of ethnic discrimination change quickly, and what circumstances and mechanisms make such changes possible? I address these questions by using scraped data to study the daily evolution of customer discrimination against Arab doctors in Israel from January 2020 to June 2021. Results show that: (1) the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis in March 2020 led to a dramatic decline in discrimination; (2) the eruption of a wave of ethnic riots in May 2021 had the opposite effect; (3) media coverage of the contribution of Arab doctors to the fight against the pandemic helped bring about the first change.
"Discrimination in Times of Crises and the Role of the Media."
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics,
Micro-Based Behavioral Economics: Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
Professional Labor Markets; Occupational Licensing