Professor, Natural Resource Economics,
Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
College of Natural Resources
David Zilberman is a Professor and holds the Robinson Chair in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Zilberman’s areas of expertise include agricultural and environmental policy, marketing, risk management, the economics of innovation, natural resources, water, biotechnology, and biofuels. He is a Fellow of the AAEA and AERE. He has published 250 refereed articles in Science, AER, Econometrica, AJAE, and JEEM, among others, and has edited 13 books. He has served as a consultant to the EPA, USDA, the World Bank, FAO, and OECD. He received his B.A. in Economics and Statistics at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley in 1979.
Anita Ponce is the program administrator for the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program. She received her BA from UC San Diego in Political Science-International Relations and her MSc from the London School of Economics in Population and Development. She has previously worked at UC Cooperative Extension in San Diego supporting the work of a non-profit dedicated to helping parents prepare their children for school from the ages of 0-4.
Anita has studied international migration from Mexico to the United States and is the co-author of “The Dynamics of Migration: Who Migrates? Who Stays? Who Settles Abroad?” in the book Four Generations of Norteños: New Research from the Cradle of Mexican Migration. Anita has spent significant time abroad including Mexico and Chile, is fluent in Spanish, and has a strong background in quantitative and qualitative data management.