Michael Bruno (economist)

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Michael Bruno
Chief Economist of the World Bank
In office
PresidentLewis Preston
Preceded byLawrence Summers
Succeeded byJoseph Stiglitz
Personal details
Michael Peter Bruno

(1932-07-30)30 July 1932
Hamburg, Germany
Died26 December 1996(1996-12-26) (aged 64)
Jerusalem, Israel
EducationHebrew University (BA)
King's College, Cambridge (MA)
Stanford University (PhD)
Academic career
Kenneth J. Arrow
InfluencesDon Patinkin

Michael Peter Bruno (Hebrew: מיכאל ברונו) (30 July 1932 – 26 December 1996)[1] was an Israeli economist. He was governor of the Bank of Israel and a former World Bank Chief Economist.


Michael Peter Bruno was married to Ofra Hanoch (née Hirshenberg), with whom he had three children, daughter Yael and sons Ido and Asa. He died of cancer at home in Jerusalem.[1]He is survived by his second wife Netta (née Ben-Porath).

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • In 1970, Bruno was appointed the Carl Melchior chair of international economics.
  • In 1974, he was awarded the Rothschild Prize for Social Science.
  • In 1994, he was awarded the Israel Prize, for economics.[2]

Published works[edit]

  • Bruno, Michael; Di Tella, Guido; Dornbusch, Rudiger; Fischer, Stanley, eds. (1988). Inflation Stabilization: The Experience of Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Mexico. Cambridge: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-02279-6.
  • Crisis, Stabilization, and Economic Reform: Therapy by Consensus, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, ISBN 0-19-828663-5
  • Bruno, Michael; Sachs, Jeffrey (2002). Economics of Worldwide Stagflation. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-23475-8.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Peter Passell (31 December 1996). "Michael Bruno, 64, Economist And Israel's Banking Chief". The New York Times. p. D 19. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site – Recipients in 1994 (in Hebrew)". Archived from the original on 2008-12-27.

Further reading[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Chief Economist of the World Bank
Succeeded by