About Me

DAVID ZILBERMAN is a Professor and holds the Robinson Chair in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at U.C. Berkeley. David’s areas of expertise include agricultural and environmental policy, the economics of innovation, risk and marketing, and water, pest control; biotechnology and climate change. David is a Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) and the Association of Environmental and Resource economics (AERE) and is the recipient of the 2000 Cannes Water and the Economy Award. He won the AAEA 2002 and 2007 Quality of Research Discovery Award and the 2005 and 2009 AAEA Publication of Enduring quality award. He edited 16 books and coauthored 270 papers in refereed journals. David received his B. A. in Economics and Statistics at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1979. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, FAO, USDA, EPA, and CDFA. He served as Department Chair from 1994 to1999, and was on the boards of the AAEA and C-FARE and on three NRC panels.

David is married to Leorah Abouav-Zilberman, has 3 children (Shie, Eyal and Aytan), and 3 adorable grandchildren. David is the codirector of the BEAHRS Environmental Leadership Program in UC Berkeley. He is the Faculty Director of the Master of Development Practice.

The best way to look at David’s publications is through Google Scholar.