AB, Harvard College, 1964. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1971.
Teaching fellow in economics, social studies Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1965-1971, assistant professor, head tutor in economics, 1971-1974. Lecturer Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1974-1980. Senior lecturer Tel Aviv University, 1980-1982.
Visiting associate University Washington, Seattle, 1982-1983, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1983-1984. Associate professor economics Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis, 1984-1990. Professor economics Indiana University, since 1990.
Member faculty council Indiana University, 1993-1997, 99-2001, 03—. Consultant World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United States State Department, United States Agency for International Development.
Active Democratic Center Committee, Monroe County, Indiana, since 1988. President Beth Shalom, Bloomington, Indiana Jewish Community, 1999-2001. Member executive committee Association for Comparative Economic Studies.
With Israel Defense Forces, 1980-1982. Member American Economic Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Hasty Pudding Club.
Married Dina Rome, August 30, 1964. Children: Avraham Ravit, Michal Ya'arit.