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The economics of Palestinian-Israeli peace


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Speaker(s): Professor Ephraim Kleiman

Recorded on 14 February 2011 in D402, Clement House.

Ephraim Kleiman is Don Patinkin Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. After serving briefly with the Israel Finance Ministry, he joined the Economics Department of the Hebrew University in 1963. He has held visiting appointments at universities and research institutes in the U.S., the U.K, Sweden and Australia. He has been Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1995, Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington in 1996, Academic Visitor at the London School of Economics in 1999 and Visiting Professor of Economics at MIT in the Fall terms of 2001 and 2003.

Dr. Kleiman's research interests over the years included international trade, public finance, and history of economic thought, as well as the role of wage and financial indexation under inflation. A long-time student of the Palestinian economy and of its relationships with Israel, He has participated over the last 25 years in many both formal and Track II Israeli-Palestinian discussions, as well as in various task forces searching for solutions to the Middle Eastern conflict. He also served as the senior economic advisor to the Israeli delegation at the Israel-PLO economic negotiations in Paris in 1993/94.

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