In Memoriam Dov Chernichovsky

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In Memoriam Dov Chernichovsky
The Ph.D. Program in Economics regrets to announce the death of one of its most distinguished alumni, Dov Chernichovsky, on January 6 at the age of 74.  Dov received his Ph.D. in 1974.  His dissertation was a pioneering study of an investment approach to fertility behavior in developing countries.  After completing it, he was an economist at the World Bank until 1978 when he assumed a faculty position at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.  At his death, he was professor emeritus of health economics and policy at that university, chair of the health policy program at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, and chair of the Israeli Nutritional Security Council. Just a few months ago, he was appointed to serve as a member of the National Health Council of the Israeli Ministry of Health.  He played a key role on the State Commission on Inquiry that led to the enactment of the National Health Insurance law.  During his long career, he published many papers in leading journals dealing with population and health economics.
Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus Michael Grossman, who knew Dov for almost five decades, described Dov as “a great researcher, an extremely nice person, and a very good friend. I was proud to have him as a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research Health Economics Program that I directed for a long time.”   

Submitted on: JAN 21, 2021

Category: Economics