Professor, Extension specialist and holder of the Robinson Chair in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley
Professor Zilberman's research is on agricultural and environmental economics and policy, the economics of innovation, supply chain, marketing, and risk management.
He is the recipient of the 2019 Wolf Prize in Agriculture and was elected as a member of the US National Academy of Science 2019 and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts 2015, served as the 2018-19 President of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). He’s a Fellow of the AAEA, the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and Honorary Life Member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists. Among his awards is the 2005 and 2010 AAEA Publication of Enduring Quality Award and the UNESCO International Cannes Prize for Water and the Economy (2000). He has published more than 350 refereed articles in journals ranging from Science to ARE-Update and has edited 20 books.
He has served as a Consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the World Bank and FAO. Has served as a consultant to Mars Corporation, BP, among others. He is also the founding Academic Director of the Master's Development Practice program at UC Berkeley, and the founding co-director of the Bears ELP.