Since 1983 Professor Arie Arnon is at the Department of Economics, Ben Gurion University. His areas of research include macroeconomics and monetary theory as well as the history of economic thought. A major focus in recent years has been the political economy of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He was a co-author of "The Palestinian Economy: Between Imposed Integration and Voluntary Separation" (Brill, 1997) as well as many articles and is now working with colleagues from Palestine, Israel and elsewhere on economic aspects of a permanent peace agreement.
Arnon, A. (1991), Thomas Tooke: Pioneer of Monetary Theory, Michigan
University Press (USA) and Edward Elgar Publications, Aldershot (England).
[Reviewed in The Economic Journal, History of Political Economy, Journal
of Economic History, Journal of the History of Economic Thought]
Arnon, A. with I. Luski, A. Spivak, and J. Weinblatt (1997), The
Palestinian Economy: Between Imposed Integration and Voluntary Separation,
E.J. Brill Publishers., Leiden (Holland)
[Reviewed in Middle East Journal, Middle East Report, Journal of Palestine Studies, Middle East Quarterly, MESA, Journal of Economic Literature]
Arnon, A. and W. Young (eds) (2002), The Open Economy Macromodel: Past, Present and Future, Kluwer Academic Publishing.
Arnon, A. (1983/84), Macroeconomics. Open University, Israel. Chief consultant and author of Units 1-4.
Refereed Articles in Scientific Journals
Arnon, A. (1984), "The Transformation in Thomas Tooke's Monetary
Theory Reconsidered", History of Political Economy 16, 311-326.
Arnon, A. (1984), "Marx's Theory of Money - The Formative Years",
History of Political Economy 16, 555-575.
Also in Wood, J.C. (Ed.), Karl Marx's Economics: Critical Assessments, Croom Helm, 1988.
Arnon, A. (1987), "Banking Between the Invisible and Visible Hands: A
Reinterpretation of Ricardo's Place within the Classical School", Oxford
Economic Papers 39, 268-281.
Arnon, A. and M. Sternberg (1988), "Forward Credit Commitments and
Bank Behavior under Uncertainty: Implication for Monetary Control", Journal
of Macroeconomics 10, 591-612.
Arnon, A. (1989), "The Early Tooke and Ricardo: A Political Alliance
and First Signs of Theoretical Disagreements", History of Political Economy
Arnon, A. (1990), "Professor A.P. Lerner on 'Israel and the
Economic Development of Palestine': Twenty Years Later", Research in the
History of Economic Thought and Methodology 2, 233-254.
Arnon, A. (1990), "What Thomas Tooke (and Ricardo) Could Have
Known Had They Constructed Price Indices", Perspectives on the History of
Economic Thought 4, 1-19.
Arnon, A. (1991), "Construction for New Immigrants: Government,
Entrepreneurs, and the Invisible Hand - Review and Conclusions Based on an
Attitude Survey", The Economic Quarterly 149, 313-321, (Hebrew).
Arnon, A. and C. Ferstman, (1992), "Privatization of Natural
Monopolies: In Pursuit of the unproven", The Economic Quarterly 153,
Arnon, A. and A. Spivak, (1995) "Comments on the 'Protocol
Concerning the Economic Relations' Between Israel and the Palestinians -
The Monetary Dimension", The Economic Quarterly 42 (1), 155-159, (Hebrew).
Arnon, A., A. Spivak and J. Weinblatt (1995), "Potential For Trade
between Israel, The Palestinians and Jordan", The World Economy 19, pp.
Arnon, A. and D. Gottlieb, (1996), "An Analysis of the Palestinian
Economy: The West Bank and the Gaza Strip 1968-1991", Bank of Israel Review
Arnon, A. and A. Spivak, (1996), "On the Introduction of a
Palestinian Currency", Middle East Business and Economic Review 8, pp.
See also (1995), "A Seigniorage Perspective on the Introduction of A
Palestinian Currency", The Economic Quarterly 42 (1), 180-197, (Hebrew).
Arnon, A. and A. Spivak (1996), "Monetary Integration between the
Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian Economies", Weltwirtschaftliches
Archive 132(2), pp. 259-277.
Arnon, A. and J. Weinblatt (1998), "Linder's Hypothesis Revisited: Income Similarity Effects for Low Income Countries", Applied Economics Letters 5, pp.607-611.
Arnon, A. and A. Spivak (1998), "Economic Aspects of the Oslo Peace Process: The Disappointing Consequences of an Incomplete Agreement", Palestine Israel Journal 5(3/4), pp. 128-142.
Arnon, A. (1999), "Free (and Not So Free) Banking Theories Among the Classicals or Classical Forerunners of Free Banking and Why They Have Been Neglected", History of Political Economy 31(1), pp. 79-107.
Arnon, A. (2000) "Sovereignty and Economic Development: From The Interim to Permanent Arrangements Between Israelis and Palestinians", The Economic Quarterly, 47(1), pp. 33-47 (Hebrew).
Arnon, A. and J, Weinblatt (2001), "Sovereignty and Economic Development: The Case of Israel and Palestine", The Economic Journal, 111, F291- F308.
Arnon, A. (2002), "The Implications of Economic Borders between Israel and Palestine", Israel Palestine Journal, 9(3), pp. 32-39.
Arnon, A. (2004) "Introduction" to The Aix Group "Economic Road Map: An Israeli Palestinian Perspective on Permanent Status", The Economic Quarterly, 51(1), pp. 114-120 (Hebrew).
Chapters in Refereed Collective Volumes
Arnon, A. (1993), "The Policy Implications of Classical Monetary
Theory: Between the Two Hands," in G. Mongiovi and C. Ruhl (Eds.),
Macroeconomic Theory: Diversity and Convergence, 110-122, Aldershot, Elgar.
Arnon, A. (1994), "Marx, Minsky and Monetary Economics" in G. Dimsky
and R. Pollin (Eds.), New Perspectives in Monetary Macroeconomics:
Explorations in the Tradition of Hyman P. Minsky, 353-365, Ann Arbor:
Michigan University Press.
Arnon, A. (1995), "Trade and Borders Between the Israelis and the
Palestinians: The 'Right' Mixture of 'Leave Me Alone' and 'Let's Live
Together" in R. Moses (Ed) The Psychology of Peace and Conflict: The
Israeli-Palestinian Experience, pp. 174-180.
Arnon, A. (1997), "Thomas Tooke, The Currency Principle and The 1844
Bank Act", Introductory Essay to Tooke's "An Inquiry into the Currency
Principle", re-issued in 'Klassiker der Nationalokonomie' series (B.
Schefold, Ed), Dusseldorf, Germany: Verlag Wirtschaft und Finanzen.
Arnon, A. (1999), "The Links Between the Israeli and Palestinian Economies Since 1967: Between Imposed Integration and Voluntary Separation" in H. Gordon (ed) Looking Back at the 1967 War, Praeger.
Arnon, A. and W. Young, (2002) "Introduction" in Arnon, A. and W. Young (eds), "The Open Economy Macromodel: Past, Present and Future", Kluwer Academic Publishing.
Arnon, A. and N. Kanafani (2004) "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, London: Routledge.
Arnon, A., A. Spivak and O. Sussman (2004) "Incomplete Contracts, the Port of Gaza, and the Case for Economic Sovereignty" Ch. 11 in Cobham, D. and N. Kanafani (eds) The Economics of Palestine: Economic Policy and Institutional Reform for a Viable Palestinian State, London: Routledge.
Reviews, Comments and Enties in Dictionaries
Arnon, A. (1988), Review of Sharkanski, I. (1987), "The Political
Economy of Israel", The Middle East Journal.
Arnon, A. and A. Spivak (Eds. and Introduction) (1991), "Government
Involvement in Immigrant Absorption - A Symposium", The Economic Quarterly
149, 298-331, (Hebrew).
Arnon, A. (1993), A Note on Laidler's: "Was Wicksell a Quantity
Theorist?", in Barkai, H., S. Fischer, and N. Liviatan, (Eds.) in Monetary
Theory and Thought: Essays in Honour of Don Patinkin, pp. 178-181,
Arnon, A. (1994), Review of D.P. O'Brien (1993) "Thomas Joplin and
Classical Macroeconomics: A Reappraisal of Classical Monetary Thought", The
European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 1, pp. 643-646.
Arnon, A. (1997), "Thomas Tooke", entry in Glasner, D. (Ed.),
Encyclopedia of Business Cycles, Panics, Crises and Depressions.
Arnon, A. (forthcoming), "Thomas Tooke", entry in the New Dictionary
of National Biography, H.C.G. Matthew (Ed), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Arnon, A. (1998), "The Bullionist Debate", in H. Kurz and N. Salvadori
(Eds), Elgar Companion to Classicals Economics, Aldershot: Elgar Publishing
Arnon, A. (2001), "Concluding Notes - The Sapir Forum: Poverty and Income Distribution in Israel", The Economic Quarterly 48(4), pp. 684-688, (Hebrew).
Policy Papers and Research Reports
Arnon, A. and R. Amihai (1991), "Privatization and Its Limits", Working Paper No. 91-11, Research Department, The Bank of Israel (Hebrew).
Arnon, A. (1996), "Links Between the Israeli and Palestinian Economies", Background Paper for the 'Economic Report on the Palestinian Economy' prepared by the World Bank and MAS.
Arnon, A. (1997), "Macroeconomic Implications of Feasible Agreements Concerning the Palestinian Refugees", Chapter prepared for the 'Harvard Project on Palestinian Refugees', Kennedy School of Government, Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, Harvard University.