Arie L. Melnik is Professor Emeritus of Finance and Economics at the University of Haifa. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Cornell University (U.S). In the past he taught at Michigan State University (U.S), Northwestern University (U.S), York University (Canada), University of California (U.S), Berkeley (U.S), New York University (U.S), City University Business School (London, U.K) and UNSW (Sydney, Australia). Melnik’s major areas of interest are Financial Economics and Economic History. He has contributed to major academic journals.
In addition to academic work, Arie Melnik occupied several civic and business positions. He was a member of the Council for Higher Education. In addition, he was a board member of Bank Leumi. He was also a member of the board of directors of Rambam Medical Center. At present he is a member of the board of directors of Maccabi Health Services (second largest HMO in Israel).