Annual Meeting Starts
David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley
Monday, August 6, 2018
8:30 am – 9:30 am
"Agricultural Economics as a Poster Child of Applied Economics: Big Data and Big Issues"
David Zilberman is Professor, Extension Specialist and holds the Robinson Chair at University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE). He previously served as ARE Department Chair. He established Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program and Berkeley Master of Development Practice. He is co-founder of International Consortiums of Water Resources and Bioeconomy and has served as a consultant to EPA, USDA, World Bank, OECD and FAO. David’s research focuses on agricultural and environmental policy, water, marketing, risk management, innovation, natural resources, biotechnology, and biofuels. He publishes widely in academic journals and for the general public. David has received many awards, including AAEA research and communication awards, and was especially honored when named AAEA Fellow. He has served in AAEA leadership positions as Director of Executive Board, associate editor of AJAE, and on numerous AAEA committees, as well as a Director of CFARE, as a founder and committee member of the Galbraith Forum Award.