huji Department of Environmental Economics and Management

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Simhon, Avi

Simhon, Avi

Biographical Information

Higher Education:

B.Sc., Mathematics and Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1984.

M.A., Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1986.

Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 1992.

Post-doctoral fellowship at Hebrew University, Dept. Of Economics, 1992-1994.

Academic Appointments

2003 – currently Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Management.

1998-2003 Lecturer, Department of Environmental Economics and Management.

1994-1997 Lecturer, Department of Economics, Haifa University.

Other Activity:

chief economic advisor to the Finance minister of Israel in 2010-2012

Research Fellow, Melchior Minerva Research Center For Macroeconomics and Growth.

Council member of The Israeli Economic Association.

Management member of “The Economic Quarterly.”

Research Grants:

2005 -2006: The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, “Assessing Technological Progress in Israeli Agriculture”.

2005-2006: Israel Science Foundation, "The Effect of Parents' Longevity and Socio-Economic Variables on Offsprings' Life Expectancy”.

2005 – present: Falk Institute, “Advertising and Counter Cyclical Mark-Ups,” David Genesove.

2003 – present: Falk Institute, “The Effect of Parents' Longevity and Socio-Economic Variables on Offsprings' Life Expectancy,” Shaul Lach.

2003 - present: Chonbrynn fund, “The Effect of Parents' Longevity and Socio-Economic Variables on Offsprings' Life Expectancy,” Shaul Lach 2002 – 2005: Chonbrynn fund, “Comparing Cross Country Productivity Across Countries,” Ziv Bar-Shira and Israel Finkelshtain.

2002: Melchior Minerva Research Center For Macroeconomics and Growth, "Corruption and Openness".

2001 - 2004: The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, “Water Price Determination.”

2001 – 2005: Falk Institute, “Economic Evaluation of Reforms in the Water Economy in Israel Agriculture,” Ziv Bar-Shira and Israel Finkelshtain. .

2000 - 2003: Chonbrynn fund, “Analysis of Labor Markets in a General Equilibrium Model”

Courses Taught

“Macroeconomic Theory” – Graduate course; “Theories of Economic Growth and Developments” – Graduate course; “Public Economics” – Graduate course;

“Macroeconomics A” – Bachelor’s course; “Macroeconomics B” – Bachelor’s course; “Industrial Organization” – Bachelor’s course.

Reviewer for:

American Economic Review; American Journal of Agricultural Economics; European Economic Review; International Economic Review; Journal of Economic Growth; Journal of Labor Economic; Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Economic Studies; Journal of Development Economics; The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy ; Journal of economic behavior & Organization

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