Arie Arnon

Prof. Arie Arnon

Associate Fellow
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.

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