- Economics and Management - B.A. Program
- Economics of Environmental and Natural Resources
- Cost Benefit Analysis
- Operation research
Currently I am a professor and chairman of the department of economics and management. I finished my1st and 2nd degree in the Hebrew university and Ph.D. at the university of Minnesota.
I served as the dean of the faculty of social sciences and humanities between 2013 - 2018.
Besides teaching and doing research, I am also involved in public consultation on my research issues.
My main field of research is environmental economics. Within this field I am doing Cost-Benefit-Analysis of nature conservation based on non-market valuation. Topics such as the economics of endangered species, open spaces and ecological services are in the focus of my current research.
Besides that, I deal also with water resources economics and recently (2013) edited a book (Springer publishing) on Water Policy in Israel.
On January 2020 I published (with Chanoch Friedman) the first book on environmental economics in Hebrew (Pardes pblishing).
Cost Benefit Analysis
See CV and
Google scholar citation index below
Selected publication (for a full list look at my CV of Google Scholar):
Becker, N. (1995). Value of moving from central planning to a market system: lessons from the Israeli water sector. Agricultural Economics, 12(1), 11-21.
Becker, N. Naomi Zeitouni & Mordechai Shechter(1996). Reallocating water resources in the Middle East through market mechanisms. International journal of water resources development, 12(1), 17-32.
Becker, N., & Easter, K. W. (1999). Conflict and cooperation in managing international water resources such as the Great Lakes. Land Economics, 233-245.
Becker, N., & Freeman, S. (2009). The economic value of old growth trees in Israel. Forest Policy and Economics, 11(8), 608-615.
Abramson, A., Becker, N., Garb, Y., & Lazarovitch, N. (2011). Willingness to pay, borrow, and work for rural water service improvements in developing countries. Water Resources Research, 47(11).
Friedman, C., Becker, N., & Erell, E. (2014). Energy retrofit of residential building envelopes in Israel: A cost-benefit analysis. Energy, 77, 183-193.
See attached file
- Full CV download
About 90 min. discussion with Lee Reshef about nature conservation and economics.
Explaining the reasons for the 2009 Nobel prize in economics (for 2009):
Speaking about aquaculture and economics:
Link to my Google Scholar account