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[BTVS-SF Bay] Arie Arnon - DATE CHANGE TO Dec. 17, 2pm

Dear Bay Area Brit Tzedek Members and Supporters,

We have changed the date for Professor Arie Arnon to speak to

JCC of the East Bay (1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley)
Donation: $5 (no one turned away for lack of funds)


This is a rare opportunity for us to deepen our understanding of
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, what the conflict has wrought
and what peace can achieve.

Professor Arie Arnon

Professor Arie Arnon heads the newly created "Program on
Economics and Society" at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and
has taught since 1983 at the Department of Economics, Ben Gurion
University. His areas of research include macroeconomics,
monetary theory, the Israeli labor market and the history of
economic thought. A major focus in recent years has been the
political economy of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Arnon has been a visiting scholar and teacher at Berkeley,
Stanford, Penn, The New School University and SOAS. He was a
Senior Economist in the Research Department of the Bank of
Israel from 1989 to 1997, and Chair of the Department of
Economics at BGU from 1999 to 2001. He was a member of the
"Committee on economic affairs concerning the negotiations with
the Palestinians" (the Ben-Shahar Committee) in 1993, a
consultant to the World Bank in 1996, and a member of the
"Committee on minimum wages" in 2000.

He was on the editorial board of The European Journal of the
History of Economic Thought from 1993 to 2003 and has been on
the editorial boards of The Economic Quarterly (Hebrew) and
Social Security, Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies
(Hebrew) since 2003.

Since 2002 Arnon has been the coordinator of the Israeli team in
the Aix Group, where experts from the Palestinian Authority,
Israel and the international community discuss various economic
aspects of the current situation, as well as possibilities open
when a permanent peace agreement is reached. A report entitled
Economic Road Map was published by the group in January 2004.

In 1998-2004 he was a founder and co-chair of an Israeli NGO
entitled "Commitment to Peace and Social Justice" which focused
on unemployment in Israel..

Selected Publications
* Arnon published a monograph Thomas Tooke: A Pioneer of
Monetary Theory (Michigan University Press, 1991);
* The Palestinian Economy: Between Imposed Integration and
Voluntary Separation (Brill, 1997) co-authored with Luski,
Spivak and Weinblatt;
* "Sovereignty and Economic Development: The Case of Israel and
Palestine", The Economic Journal, 111, F291-- F308 (2001) with
* The Open Economy Macromodel: Past, Present and Future (Kluwer
Academic Publishing, 2002) co-edited with Young;
* "Absorbing Returnees in a Viable Palestinian State: a Forward
Looking Macroeconomic Perspective" Ch. 10 in Cobham, D. and N.
Kanafani (eds) The Economics of Palestine: Economic Policy and
Institutional Reform for a Viable Palestinian State, with N.
Kanafani, (2004), London: Routledge.
* and recently published a series of conversations (in Hebrew)
with D. Khenin, Makom Letikun -- A Different Perspective:
Economics, Society and the Environment (Tel-Aviv: Babel, 2004).

Prof. Arnon has published dozens of articles, some of which,
along with additional information, can be found on his page at
Ben Gurion University.

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