JERUSALEM, Dec. 26 (JTA) — Michael Bruno, a former Bank of Israel governor credited with helping stabilize the Israeli economy, has died. He was 64. An Israel Prize laureate, Bruno held a number of key economic posts and was a member of the group that formulated the Israeli government’s economic stabilization policy from 1988 to 1991. Bruno came to Palestine a year after he was born in Hamburg, Germany. He studied mathematics and economics at Cambridge University and Stanford University. Bruno was a member of Hebrew University’s department of economics and served, until recently, as vice president and chief economist of the World Bank. He served as a visiting professor at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of London and Stockholm University. He also was an adviser to the governments of Mexico, Yugoslavia and Poland.
Famed Israeli economist, Michael Bruno, 64, is dead