Arye L. Hillman (born in 13 January 1947, Israel) is professor of economics and has the William Gittes Chair at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. His more than 120 research papers have been published in various professional journals and volumes. He published “The Political Economy of Protection” and “Public Finance and Public Policy: Responsibilities and Limitations of Government” (1st ed. 2003, 2nd ed. 2009, 3rd ed. 2017). His books have been published in Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, and Russian.


His academic studies were in Australia at the University of Newcastle and Macquarie University and in the U.S. at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught at the Australian National University, UCLA, Princeton, and Paris I (Sorbonne-Panthéon). He has been a fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Between 1994 and 2015, he served as editor-in-chief and editor of the European Journal of Political Economy (Elsevier). Since 1989, he has co-organized the annual Silvaplana Workshop in Political Economy, which offers opportunities for young scholars to present their research. He is a former president of the European Public Choice Society and a joint recipient with Heinrich Ursprung of the Max-Planck Prize for Humanities Sciences.

Arye L. Hillman