Calculating the Costs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The costs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Presented by the Woodrow Wilson Center and the RAND Corporation


Monday, June 15, 2015


12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


The Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004


A new RAND study, The Costs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, estimates the net costs and benefits over the next ten years of five alternative trajectories: (1) a two-state solution, (2) coordinated unilateral withdrawal, (3) uncoordinated unilateral withdrawal, (4) nonviolent resistance, and (5) violent uprising—compared with the costs and benefits of a continuing impasse.

This event will explore both the economic and the non-economic factors surrounding the conflict that might influence the parties' decisions and the long-term implications for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, and the international community.

Presentation by Co-Authors

C. Ross Anthony

C. Ross Anthony

Senior Economist, RAND; Director, RAND Israeli-Palestinian Initiative

Charles P. Ries

Charles P. Ries

Vice President, International, RAND


C. Ross Anthony, Senior Economist and Director of the RAND Israeli-Palestinian Initiative

Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, Director, Arab-Israeli Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace

Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives, The Wilson Center

Ambassador Charles P. Ries, Vice President, International, RAND

How to Attend

To register, visit the Wilson Center website.