Reuben Gronau /
Economics Policy Program Fellow
Prof. Gronau is an Emeritus Professor at the Hebrew University, and a member of the Bank of Israel’s Monetary Committee (since 2011). He is Chair of the Public Council for Statistics, of the Executive Committee of the Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel, and of the Sapir Forum for Economic Policy. Prof. Gronau holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University (1967). From 1967 until his retirement in 2005, he was a member of the Economics Department at the Hebrew University. During his years at the university, he served as visiting professor at many universities, among them the University of Chicago, Stanford, MIT, and the University of California. In 2008, Prof. Gronau was awarded the Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contribution to Labor Economics by the Society of Labor Economics (SOLE), and in 2005 he won the Mifal Hapayis Michael Landau Award for Research on the Economy of Israel. During his career, Prof. Gronau chaired and was a member of a number of government and public committees: The Committee to Examine the Structure of the Refineries Sector in Israel, Committees to Determine Telecommunications Rates, the Committee for Setting Municipal Water Corporation Rates, the Committee for Formulating Rules of Competition in Communications, and the Shochat Committee to Examine Higher Education. He also chaired the Public Committee for Setting Knesset Member Salaries.