Elisha Penn is an Associate Researcher at the Center for Communal Research. He graduated from Brandeis University in 2019 with a BA in Economics and Near Eastern & Judaic Studies. Before coming to Brandeis, he spent a year studying at Yeshivat Har Etzion.
Elisha’s academic interests include Behavioral Economics and Game Theory. He completed a research internship at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, where he examined the state of the Israeli telecommunications industry. Elisha is interested in exploring how economics and the financial profile of the Jewish community impacts religious and communal life.
While at Brandeis, Elisha was involved in the Brandeis Orthodox Organization serving as education coordinator and treasurer. Elisha is an avid sports fan and reader. He has conducted research examining the impact of winning a faceoff on a hockey team’s success rate on the powerplay as well as their possession rates during overtime.