David Zilberman, professor of agriculture and resource economics
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.