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David Zilberman, professor of agriculture and resource economics

David Zilberman

David Zilberman is a professor and holds the Robinson Chair in the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. He is also co-director of the Center for Sustainable Resource Development in the campus's College of Natural Resources. Zilberman's areas of expertise include agricultural and environmental policy, biotechnology, bioenergy and climate change, and the economics of innovation, risk, marketing, water, and pest control. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the USDA, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Environmental Protection Agency, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. He is a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association and won the association's Quality of Communication Award and Outstanding Review of Agricultural Economics Article in 2007. Zilberman’s work has been published in a wide range of journals. He received his B. A. in economics and statistics at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley.

Posts by David Zilberman

9-14-15Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Beeronomics: I’ll drink to that
9-1-15Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?What is CNR (College of Natural Resources)?
8-17-15Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Smart adaptation to climate change in agriculture: A recipe from Milan
7-14-15Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?On the origins of the Beahrs ELP
6-28-15Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Ravello: Experiencing and contemplating bioeconomy
6-1-15Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Uri Regev: an unsung hero of resource economics
5-18-15Business & Economics: What's on your mind?The Fenigstein Effect
4-19-15Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Dining in Slovakia – and thinking about food security
1-26-15Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Keystone Pipeline and the Carbon Tax: A shotgun marriage that can work
1-5-15Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Is 2015 the year for a carbon tax?
11-18-14Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Were you paid by Monsanto?
10-2-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?On the Accomplishments of our Environmental Leaders
9-9-14Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Economics in the land of lakes, caves, and castles
7-15-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?God helps those who help themselves
4-21-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Should the poor pay for the anxieties of the rich?
3-25-14Business & Economics: What's on your mind?On life economics and the environment in China
10-15-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Addis, Lucy and food security
9-24-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?On life and cocoa in the Ivory Coast
7-22-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Nurturing environmental leaders: The Beahrs ELP
7-3-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?In praise of this year’s World Food Prize Laureates
7-2-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?On the challenge of consensus
6-15-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Happy Father’s Day, Dad
6-11-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Guns, germs, and steel…and economics
3-16-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Bob Evenson: An economist with heart
2-22-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Is ‘sustainable’ attainable?
12-20-12Energy & EnvironmentEnergy & Environment: What's on your mind?Lessons from Prop 37 and the future of genetic engineering in agriculture
11-2-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Mandatory versus voluntary labeling: The case of Prop 37
10-29-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?‘Vision’ for development practice education
10-22-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The bioeconomy dilemma
6-8-12Energy & EnvironmentOther Subjects: What's on your mind?The GMO labeling debate continued: It’s about the ‘benchmark’
6-6-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Why labeling of GMOs is actually bad for people and the environment
3-7-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?On the linkage between energy prices and the financial crisis
12-9-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Hooray for sustainable development
9-22-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The role of biofuels in the energy future: Lessons from Brazil
8-14-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?AgBiotech and combating climate change
10-15-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Help reduce fossil fuel addiction by blocking Proposition 23
8-17-10Business & Economics: What's on your mind?EBI: Now more important than ever
6-12-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Biotech and the “Greening” of Agriculture
5-8-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Educating global leaders for sustainability at Berkeley
11-23-09Nothing binding in CopenhagenTom Graff: A practical environmental visionary
10-19-09Oliver Williamson & capitalismThe New Nobels: Small steps toward integrated social science