David Klein (economist)
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Klein received his higher education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, obtaining a BA in 1959 in general history and economics. In 1972 he obtained his PhD in economics from George Washington University with thesis titled Velocity of Money, Production Costs, and Short-run Price Level Determination.
During 1959–1966 he served in the budget department of the Israel Ministry of Finance. In addition to oversight and planning duties, he was involved with the establishment of the town of Arad and the reconstruction of the town of Qazvin in Iran after an earthquake.
During 1976–1987 he worked for the Bank Leumi Le-Israel, serving in positions such as senior economist and head of the strategic planning division.
During 1987–2005 Klein served in various senior roles at the Bank of Israel, being a member of the management team.
During 2000–2005 he was the Governor of the Bank of Israel.
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