Benjamin Bental is a faculty member of the Department of Economics, the University of Haifa, Israel, and an adjunct professor at the Department of Management and Economics at the EBS Business School, EBS Universität auf Wirtschaft & Recht. Prof. Bental has earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, working under the guidance of Prof. Neil Wallace on the welfare effects of capital flows. Since then the work of Prof. Bental has extended into other fields of economics, in particular economic growth and its relationship to research and development, as well as the impact of asymmetric information on economic growth. Recently, Prof. Bental has been working on the relationship between health economics and macroeconomic performance. Prof. Bental served as a visiting professor at the University of California, San Diego, the New Economic School in Moscow, the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, the Humboldt University in Berlin, Tongji University in Shanghai, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima, and the European Business School in Wiesbaden. In his home country Israel, Prof. Bental has chaired numerous accreditation committees as well as the advisory committee for regional R&D centers of the Ministry of Science and Technology. He has chaired the Department of Economics of the University of Haifa and has been member of the University’s senate. Prof. Bental is the current editor of the Israel Economic Quarterly.
His research has been published in internationally renowned journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Bell Journal of Economics, the International Economic Review, the European Economic Review, the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, the Journal of Industrial Economics, and many others.