David Zilberman is the Robinson Chair Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. His areas of expertise include agricultural and environmental policy, the economics of innovation, risk and marketing, and water, pest control; biotechnology and climate change. He 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 Quality of Research Discovery Award in 2002 and 2007 and the AAEA Publication of Enduring Quality Award in 2005 and 2009. He has edited 17 books and coauthored over 300 papers in refereed journals.
Dr. Zilberman received his B.A. in Economics and Statistics from Tel Aviv University (Israel) and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1979. He has also served as a consultant for the World Bank, FAO, USDA, EPA, and CDFA; as Department Chair from 1994 to 1999; and on the boards of the AAEA and C-FARE and on three NRC panels.