Nir Becker is a Professor of Economics at Tel-Hai College and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. In the past Prof. Becker served as the Chairman of the Department of Economics for 9 years. He main area of expertise is Environmental and Water Economics.
Prof. Becker has published more than 50 refereed papers and 20 chapters, a book on the economics of marine protected areas (UNEP, 2006) and edited a book on water policy in Israel.
In recent years, Prof. Becker focuses on the economics of nature and energy conservation. In his research Prof. Becker untilises concepts as optimisation techniques, game theory, cost-benefit-analysis, and valuation methods. He is a consultant to the Nature Protection Agency, the Ministry of the Environment and was a member of several governmental committees.