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faculty member

  • Dr. Dafna Disegni
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Economics and Management
  • +972(0)547539021
  • [email protected]
  • Market Valuation

    Environmental Economics

    Industrial Oranization

    Game Theory


  • Ph.D. Agricultural and Resources Economics (University of California, 2004)
    M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (Hebrew University, Israel, 1998)
    B.A. Economics (Tel Aviv University, 1994)

  • I am specialized in Natural Resources Economics, Development, and Game Theory. In the last decade, I foster financial innovations for development in water and energy sectors in Israel, the spatial planning of marine areas to support a sustainable blue economy in the East Mediterranean Sea, and the development of economic mechanisms for sustainable agricultural practices. Such mechanisms have a direct impact on market power and market efficiency, community cooperation, and economic sustainability. Mechanisms include fair trade systems, artificial markets for natural goods, payments for ecosystem services, and auction mechanisms.


  • Industrial Economics


    Water Economics

    Environmental Economics


  • Jesse D. Carr Doctoral Fellowship, University of California (1998)

    Giannini Foundation fellowship award, University of California (2000-2003)

    Research Fellow, Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University (2005-2007).






  • Other Activities:

    Recent Projects:

    ERASMUS+ EU project on Innovative Finance:

    German Israeli Project GLOWA:

    Israeli Marine Spatial Planning & Policy recommendations: