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October 2000

Ephraim Kleiman



Curriculum Vitae

Address: Department of Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,

Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel.

Phones: (O) 972-2-588 3141 Fax: 972-2-581 6071

(H) 972-2-563 2143 e-mail: msefraim @ mscc.huji.ac.il

Personal: Born 1931, Warsaw, Poland. In Israel since 1939. Israel Defence Forces, 1948-1950. Reserve service, 1951-1985. Married (3 sons).

Education: B.A., Economics and Statistics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1954.

Ph.D. in Economics, London School of Economics, 1958.

Academic Positions:

Lecturer (1963) to full professor (1980), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Chairman, Economics Department, 1987-1990. Don Patinkin Professor of Economics, 1994-1999. Professor emeritus, 1999.

Other Recent Appointments:

Senior advisor, Israeli economic delegation to the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in Paris, November 1993 - April 1994. Research Fellow, Truman Peace Institute, Jerusalem, 1994 -

Temporary Appointments Abroad (3 months or more):

Academic Visitor, London School of Economics, 1999. Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, 1996. Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1995. Visiting Scholar, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF, Washington, 1990. Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985-86. Professorial Fellow in Economic Policy, Reserve Bank of Australia and the Australian National University, 1979-1980. Visiting Professor, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, 1973-1974. Visiting Lecturer, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, 1968-69. Research Assistant, National Institute for Economic and Social Research, London, 1958.

Publications in English

"Early Inflation Tax Theory and Estimates", History of Political Economy, 32:2, Summer 2000, 233-265.


"From Bastiat's Circumference to Knight's Wheel", European Journal of History of Economic Thought, 6:3, Autumn 1999, 365-377.
“Evaluating the Fiscal and Monetary Arrangements of the Paris Protocol - a Counterfactual Analysis”, Ch. 7 in Evaluating the Paris Protocol, The European Commission, Brussels, July1999.
"Fiscal Separation with Economic Integration: Israel and the Palestinian Authority", in Assaf Razin and Efraim Sadka, eds., The Economics of Globalization: Policy Perspectives from Public Economics, Cambridge University Press 1999, 246-263.
"Is There a Secret Arab-Israeli Trade?", Middle East Quarterly, 5:2, June 1998, 11-18.
"The Waning of Israeli Etatisme", Israel Studies, 2:2, Fall 1997, 146-171.
"National Price Levels: Do Taxes Matter?", International Tax and Public Finance, 4:3, August 1997, 361-377.
"Ancient and Medieval Rabbinic Economic Thought: Definitions, Methodology and Illustrations", Chapter 4 in B.B. Price, ed., Ancient Economic Thought, London/New York, Routledge, 1997, 78-98.
"Economic Interactions among the Participants of the Middle East Peace Process", (with H. Awartani), Middle East Journal, 50:2, Spring 1997, 215-229. Expanded version, in Justin Yifu Lin, ed., Contemporary Economic Issues, Vol. 1: Regional Experiences and System Reform, London, Macmillan, 1998, 243-267.
"Jewish and Palestinian Diaspora Attitudes to Philanthropy and Investment: Lessons from Israel's Experience", Gitelson Peace Paper No. 8, Jerusalem, the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, November 1996.

"Sex and the Leuthold-Experiment Free Rider: Some Results from an Israeli Sample" (with Y. Rubinstein), Journal of Economic Education, 27,3, Summer 1996, 238-257.


"The Economic Provisions of the Agreement between Israel and the PLO", Israel Law Review, 18, 3-4, 1994, 347-373.
"Some Basic Problems of the Economic Relationship between Israel and the West Bank and Gaza", in D. Fischer, D. Rodrick, and E. Tuma, eds., The Economics of Peace in the Middle East, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 1993, 305-333.
"The Economic Interdependence of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Israel", in E. Denter and J. Klijn, eds., Economic Aspects of a Political Settlement in the Middle East, Amsterdam, VU University Press, 1991, 31-42.
"Open Borders and Labor Mobility: Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza," in G. Fishelson, ed., Economic Cooperation in the Middle East, Boulder, Colorado, The Westview Press, 1989, 55-78.
"Fiscal Policy and Inflation", in G. Krause-Junk, ed., Public Finance and Steady Economic Growth, The Hague, Foundation Public Finance, 1990, 171-182.
"Benefits and Burdens of Indexed Debt: Some Lessons from Israel's Experience," in K. Arrow and M. Boskin, eds., The Economics of Public Debt, London, Macmillan, 1988, 264-291.
"Opportunity Costs, Human Capital and Some Related Economic Concepts in Talmudic Literature," History of Political Economy, 19, 2, Summer 1987, 261-287.
"'Just Price' in Talmudic Literature," History of Political Economy, 19, 1, Spring 1987, 23-45.
"Indexation in the Israel Labor Market", in Y. Ben-Porath (ed.), The Economy of Israel: Maturing through Crises, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1986, 302-319.
"The Indexation of the Public Debt in Israel," in B. Herber (ed.), Public Finance and Public Debt (Proceedings of the IIPF 40th Congress), Wayne State University Press, 1986, 193-204.
"Who Trades with Whom - the Income Pattern of International Trade",with Y. Kop, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 120, 3, September 1984, 499-520.
"The Australian Export Expansion Grants Scheme", with J.J. Pincus, Australian Economic Papers, 21, June 1982, 85-105.
"The Cyclical Effects of Incremental Export Subsidies", with J.J. Pincus, The Economic Record, 58(3), June 1981, 140-149. "Incremental Export Subsidies: A Rejoinder", with J.J. Pincus, The Economic Record, 62(2), March 1985, 93-94.
"Economists in Government: Israel 1948-1978", History of Political Economy, 13(3), November 1981, 548-579. Reprinted in A.W. Coats (ed.), Economists in Government, Durham, Duke University Press, 1981, 210-241.
"The Economic Viability of an Arab-Palestinian Entity", Australian Outlook, 34(3), December 1980, 315-324.
"Life-Span Assumptions and the Interpretation of Capital Stock Estimates", in V. Castellano and A. Giannone (eds.) Scritti in Onore di Giuseppe de Meo, Rome, Universita degli Studia di Roma, 1978, 452-463.
"Inequality as a Public Good: Unambiguous Redistribution and Optimality", in A. Sandmo (ed.), Essays in Public Economics, Lexington Books, 1978, 129-140.
"The Welfare Implications of Uneven Inflation", with D. Jaffee, in E. Lundberg (ed.), Inflation Theory and Anti-Inflation Policy, London, Macmillan 1977, 285-307. Reprinted in D. Laidler (ed.), The Foundations of Monetary Economics, Vol. III, London: Edward Elgar, 1998.
"Monetary Correction and Indexation: The Brazilian and Israeli Experience", Explorations in Economic Research, 4, Winter 1977, 141-176
"Metropolitan Exports Lost through Decolonization - Some Conceptual and Statistical Problems", Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 40(3), August 1978, 273-278.
"Cultural Ties and Trade: Spain's Role in Latin America", Kyklos, 31(2), 1978, 275-290.
"Heirs to Colonial Trade", Journal of Development Economics, 4(2), June 1977, 93-103.
"Trade and the Decline of Colonialism", Economic Journal, 86, September 1976, 459-480.
"The Determinants of National Outlay on Health", in Perlman (ed.), Economics of Health and Medical Care, New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1974, 66-81.
"An Early Modern Hebrew Textbook of Economics", History of Political Economy, 5(2), Fall 1973, 339-358. "Inflation in Israel, 1955-1965:
“Inflation in Israel, 1955-1965: The Wage-Push on Prices", with T. Ophir, Bank of Israel Economic Review, 43, June 1976, 18-28.
"Inflation in Israel, 1955-1965: The Effects of Changes in the Quantity of Money on Prices in Israel, 1955-1965", with T. Ophir, Bank of Israel Economic Review, 42, January 1975, 15-45.
"Inflation in Israel, 1955-1965: The Adjustment of the Quantity of Money to Changes in the Price Level in Is, 1955-1965", with T. Ophir, Bank of Israel Economic Review, 39, August 1972, 3-27.
"The Frustration and Enhancement of Income Redistribution", Kyklos, 25(2), 1972, 288-304.
"Wages and Plant Size - a Spill-over Effect?" Industrial and Labour Relations Review, 24(2), January 1971, 243-248
"Tastes, Trade and the Comparison of Structural Interdependence", Quarterly Journal of Economics, 84(2), May 1970, 279-287.
"Reference Prices in the Agricultural Policy of the E.E.C: The Case of Oranges", with Ch. Lubin, The Manchester School, 36, September 1968, 251-253.
"Measuring the Structural Severity of Unemployment", Industrial Relations, 7, February 1968, 146-160.
"The Place of Manufacturing in the Growth of Israel Economy", Journal of Development Studies, 3, April 1967, 226-48.
"On the Validity of the Leontief Paradox Test", Kyklos, 20(3), 1967, 742-46.
"Age Composition, Size of Households, and the Interpretation of Per Capita Income", Economic Development and Cultural Change, October 1966, 37-58
"A Standardized Dependency Ratio", Demography, 4(2), 1967, 876-893.
"The Relationship between Two Measures of Total Productivity", with N. Halevi and D. Levhari, Review of Economics and Statistics, 48, August 1966, 345-47.
"The Durability of Durable Goods", with T. Ophir, Review of Economic Studies, 33(2) 1966, 165-178.
"Comparative Advantage, Graham's Theory and Activity Analysis" Economica, 27, August 1960, 233-242.


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