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Patinkin, Don (Dan)

PATINKIN, DON (Dan) (1922–1995), Israel economist and educator. He was born in Chicago and after teaching at the University of Chicago (1947–48) and at the University of Illinois (1948–49), he settled in Israel in 1949 and began teaching at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (full professor, 1957). In 1956 he became director of research at the Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel. From 1982 to 1986 he was rector of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and its president 1988–89. Patinkin's principal fields of interest were the theory of money, monetary influences on an economy, and the general economic development of the State of Israel. He wrote Keynesian Economics and the Quantity Theory (1954), Money, Interest and Prices (1956, 19652), The Israel Economy: The First Decade (1959), and On the Nature of the Monetary Mechanism (1967). In 1970 he was awarded the Israel Prize in economics.