Prof. Arie Arnon
Arie Arnon, Professor Emeritus, the Department of Economics at Ben Gurion University and the Israeli coordinator of the Aix Group. The Aix Group is a unique think tank that focuses on the economic aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Group started its work in 2002 and is comprised of a network of Israeli, Palestinian and international economists, policymakers, members of economic organizations, and individuals from the academic and business spheres. Arnon's academic work focuses on macro-economics, monetary theory and policy, economic aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the history of economic thought.
Among his publications is a book "The Palestinian Economy: Between Imposed Integration and Voluntary Separation" (written with I. Luski, A. Spivak, and J. Weinblatt in 1997 published by E.J. Brill, Leiden (Holland); a recent book "Monetary Theory and Policy from Hume and Smith to Wicksell: Money, Credit and the Economy, published in 2011 by Cambridge University Press received the Best Book Award 2012 of ESHET - European Society for the History of Economic Thought.
Dr. Arnon has been a Visiting Faculty and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, the University of California Berkeley, SOAS (London) and the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked as a Senior Economist in the research department of the Bank of Israel and as a consultant to the World Bank and was founder and former head of the “Program on Economics and Society” at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.