Professor Alfred Tovias


Studied at the universities of Barcelona and Geneva, and received his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Geneva in 1974. He has been on the department's faculty since 1976, and in addition has served as a visiting researcher and professor at several European universities and research institutions.

Professor Tovias has been Deputy Director of the Institute for European Studies of the Hebrew University from 1996 to 1999 and Chairman of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration from 1995 to 1998.

His main fields of interest include international trade, the European Union, and European Union relations with Israel and the Mediterranean countries.


His publications include:

      Librecambio Euromediterraneo with Jordi Bacaria, Barcelona, Icaria, 2000.

      Whither EU-Israeli Relations? Common and Divergent Interests with Ephraim Ahiram, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, 1995

      Foreign Economic Relations of the European Community, Boulder, CO, Rienner, 1990.

      The Economics of Peace Making, with Zeev Hirsh and Ruth Arad, London, Macmillan, 1983 (also published in Hebrew by the Ministry of Defense Publishing House, Tel Aviv, 1985).

      Tariff preferences in Mediterranean Diplomacy, London, Macmillan, 1977.