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 book on the History of Monetary Theory from Hume & Smith to Wicksell was published in 2011 by Cambridge University Press. 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.