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Jacob Frenkel

Jacob Frenkel

Chairman, JP Morgan Chase International; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Group of Thirty; Governor, Bank of Israel (1991–2000)

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15 January


Jacob Frenkel currently holds the post of Chairman of J.P.Morgan Chase International.

Since 1991 up to the present he has worked as a professor at Tel-Aviv University.  

He held the post of Chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, was a member of the Group of Thirty (G30) composed of the major global economists, as well as a member of the  group of economic advisers G7 — a group of seven leading developed countries of the world.

He worked as an economic adviser to the Government of Argentina.

Since 2000 he has been Chairman of Merrill Lynch’s Sovereign Advisory and Global Financial Institutions Groups.

From 1991 to 2000 he held the post of Governor of the Bank of Israel (State Bank).

Between 1987 and 1991, he was the Economic Counselor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund (Washington).

In 1982–1987 he worked at the faculty of the University of Chicago where he held the position of the David Rockefeller Professor of International Economics.

From 1980 to 1985 he worked as a visiting professor at Tel-Aviv University.

In 1973–1987 he served as a professor at Chicago University.

From 1971 to 1973 he taught economics at Tel-Aviv University.

Jacob Frenkel earned his B. A. in economics and political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his M. A. and Ph. D. in economics at the University of Chicago.

He is a number of Israeli and international economic research organizations and a member of editorial boards of numerous influential economic periodicals, the author of 18 books and over 300 articles on economic and financial issues. He is also a recipient of several Honorary Doctoral degrees and awards in Argentina, Czech Republic, and Italy as well as a State Award of Israel (2002) and is a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences