I would like to say a few words in honor of Don Patinkin, who taught and was mentor to all of us, a man who made the discipline of economics in Israel into one of the best in the world.

This discipline has yielded one Nobel Prize to date. I would like to point out that over the years Don himself was an almost regular candidate for that prize. I heard this from an important member of the prize committee, and I'm afraid that it was not merely professional considerations that prevented him from getting the prize.

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