Prof. Eithan Hochman

Economics of natural resources and environment, Agricultural research and development.


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Curriculum Vitae


B.A.  1956 Economics Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
B.Sc.  1959 Agriculture Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
M.A.   1962 Economics Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
M.Sc.  1967 Statistics University of California Berkeley
Ph.D.  1967 Agricultural   Economics University of California Berkeley

Thesis and Dissertation

Hochman, Eithan. "A Problem of Growing Inventory with Particular Reference to The Broiler Producing Firm."
University of California, Berkeley.

Awards and Honors

Best Published Research, 1978, by the Western Agricultural Economics
Association, for Firm Growth Policies Under Different Pollution
Abatement, Production and Inventory Controls.

Honorable Mention as Best Research Work, 1980, by the American
Agricultural Economics Association, for Dynamic Agricultural Systems:
Prediction and Control.

Outstanding Research Work, 1984, by the Western Agricultural Economics
Association, for Estimation of Multi-Crop Production Functions. 1982-1986.

Editorial Council of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics,1998

Paul Ivanier Chair in Management Economics, 1988.-1990

Ruth Ochberg Chair in Agricultural Economics, The Hebrew University 1992.

Award for Professional Excellence in Publication of Enduring Quality,
1993, by the American Agricultural Economics Association for "Dynamic
Agricultural Systems: Prediction and Control."

Teaching and Research Interests

Microeconomic Models for Industrial and Farming Behavior, Resource and Environmental Economics,
Agricultural Development and Technological Change and Econometrics.

Faculty Positions

1997-1998 Visiting Professor, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Meriland.

1991-1997 Director of the Center of the Agriculture Economic Research,
Rehovot, Israel

1991-1996 Chairman, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem

1991-1993 Chairman of the Committee for National Research
Criteria in Agriculture. Appointed by the Agriculture Chief Scientist.

1990- Professor of Agricultural Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1987-1988 Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii Two main research
projects: (1) Adoption of Drip Irrigation in the Sugar Cane Industry, and
(2) Optimal Harvesting of Shrimps (financed by the USDA and in cooperation
with the Oceanic Institute).

1986-1990 Director of the Phillippe Monaster Center for Economic Research.

1983-1987 Member of the Senate Promotion and Tenure Supreme Committee,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

1982-1985 Chairman of Economics, Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University
of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

1982-1990 Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University
of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

1980-1981 Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, CA, (9 months),
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (3 months).

1979-1980 Visiting Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (9 months);
University of California, Berkeley, CA (3 months).

1977-1979 Chairman, Department of Economics and Member of the Senate Academic Steering
Committee, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

1976-1982 Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University of the
Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

1974-1976 Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1972-1974 Visiting Staff and Project Leader in the Department of Agricultural Economics and
on the Giannini Foundation, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

1967-1972 Lecturer, Department of Economics and Member and Chairman of the
Admittance Committee of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv, Israel. Project Leader in Research, Center for Agricultural
Economics, Rehovot, Israel.


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List of Publications


Journal Articles

 Ben-Tal, A., and Eithan Hochman, "Mores Bounds on the Expectation of a Convex  Function of a Random Variable,"
 Journal of Applied Probability, Vol. 9 (December,1972), pp. 803-812.

Hochman, Eithan, O. Hochman, and A. Razin, "Demand for Investment  in Productive  and Financial Capital," 
European Economic Review, Vol. 4, No. 1 (April, 1973), pp. 76-83.

Hochman, Eithan, "An Optimal Stopping Problem of a Growing Inventory, "Management  Science: 
Theory, Vol. 9, No.11 (July, 1973), pp.1289-1291.

Hochman, Eithan, and H. Lifson, "Optimal Production and  Price Policy of a Monopolistic  Firm with Quadratic Loss  Function  Facing Fluctuations in Production and Demand," Metroeconmics, Vol. XXVI (December, 1974).

Hochman, Eithan, U. Regev, and R. Ward, "Optimal Advertising Signals in the Florida Citrus Industry: A Research  Application,"  American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 56,  No. 4  (November, 1974).

Hochman, Eithan and O. Hochman, "On the Relations Between Demand Creation and Growth in a Monopolistic Firm," European Economic Review, No. 6 (1975), pp. 17-38.

Ben-Tal, A., and Eithan Hochman, "Stochastic Programs with  Incomplete  Information," Operation Research
(March-April, 1976).

Hochman,  Eithan,  D. Pines, and David  Zilberman, "The Effects of Pollution Taxation on the Pattern of  Resource
Allocation:  The Downstream Diffusion Case," Quarterly Journal of Economics (1977), pp. 625-638.

Hochman, Eithan, D. Zilberman and  Richard  E. Just,  "Two-Goal  Regional Environmental  Policy: The Case of 
the Santa Ana River Basin," Journal of Environmental  Economics and Management  (1977),  pp.25-39.

Hochman,  Eithan,  David Zilberman, and Richard E. Just,  "Internationalization in a Stochastic Pollution
Model,"  Water Resources Research, Vol. 13, No. 6 (December, 1977), pp. 877-881.

Hochman, Eithan and David Zilberman, "Examination of Environmental Policies Using Production and Pollution    Micro-Parameter Distributions," Econometrica (July, 1978), pp. 739-760.

 Hochman, Eithan  and David Zilberman, "Two-Goal Environmental Policy: An Integration of Micro and 
Macro-Ad Hoc Decision Rules,"  Journal of  Environmental  Economics and Management, Vol. 6 (1979),
 pp. 152-174.

 Hochman, O., and  Eithan  Hochman, "Regeneration, Public Goods and  Economic Growth," 
 Econometrica,  Vol. 48, No. 5 (July 1980), pp. 1233-1250.

Just, Richard E., David Zilberman, and Eithan Hochman, "Estimation  of  Multicrop  Production  Function," 
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 65, No. 4 (November, 1983), pp. 770-780.

Hochman, Eithan and David Zilberman, "Optimal Exploitation of Energy Resources: Solar Power and
Electricity Generation in Below Sea Level Basins," Journal of Environmental Economics and  Management,
Vol. 12 (1985), pp. 322-337.

Hochman, Eithan,  J. LaFrance, and David Zilberman, "Solar Energy and Hydroelectric Power Generation 
in the Dead Sea: A Dynamic Analysis,"  Water  Resources  Research, Vol. 20, No. 11 (November, 1984),
pp. 1469-1476.

Ben-Tal, A., and Eithan Hochman, "Approximation of Expected  Returns  and Optimal Decision Under
Uncertainty Using Mean Absolute Deviation,"  Zor-Zeitschrift  Fur Operation  Research, Vol.  29 
(1985), pp. 285-300.

 Hochman, Eithan,  Zilberman David, "Optimal Strategies of Development  Process of  Frontier  Environments,"
The Science of  the Total Environment, 55 (1986), pp. 111-119.

 Just, Richard E., David Zilberman and Eithan Hochman, "Estimation of  Multicrop  Production  Function: Reply,"
American Journal of Agricultural Economics (August, 1988), pp.733-734.

 Hochman, Eithan, PingSun Leung, L.W. Rowland and J.A. Wyban. "Optimal Scheduling in Shrimp Mariculture: 
A Stochastic Growing Inventory Problem," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 72 (1990). 
pp.382-393. Also presented at the 19th W.A.S. Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, January, 1988.

Levy, Amnon Moshe Justman and Eithan Hochman, "The Implication of  Financial Cooperaties in Israel's 
Semi-Cooperative Villages," Journal of Development Economics, 30 (1989) 25-46.

Just  Richard E., David Zilberman, Eithan Hochman and Ziv Bar-Shira. "Input  Allocation in Multicrop
Systems", American Journal of  Agricultural Economics (February, 1990)

 Tsur Yacov, M. Sternberg and  E. Hochman. "Dynamic Modeling of  Innovation Adoption with Risk Aversion
and  Learning, " Oxford  Economic Papers (April, 1990), 42, 336-249.

Leung, PingSun, E. Hochman, L.W. Rowland and J.A. Wyban. "Modeling Shrimp Production and Harvesting Schedules," Agricultural Systems,  Vol.32, No.3 (1990) pp.233-249.

 Chakrovorty, V., Hochman, E. Zilberman, D. “Dynamic Considerations In The Design Of Drainage Canals.” 
The Economics and Management of Water and Drainage in Agriculture, ed.A .Dinar and D. Zilberman. Norwell, Massachusetts: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991. 
Hochman, Eithan, and O. Hochman, "A Policy Efficient  Water  Pricing", Economic Quarterly  42(150):
502-523, 1991 (Hebrew). 
Tian X., P.S. Leung and E. Hochman. "Shrimp Growth Function and  Their Economic  Implications,"  Aquacultural Engineering, Vol. 12 (1993)  pp.81-96. 
Chakrovorty, U, Hochman, E. Zilberman, D. "A Spatial Model of Optimal Water Conveyance," Journal of  Environmental  Economics and Management, Vol 28, No. 2 (1995). 
Brill Eyal and Eithan Hochman (1995). "Allocation and Pricing of Water at The Regional Level". Quarterly Economic Journal, October 95. No 48. (Hebrew). 
Hochman E., E., Brill and G. Hochman. (1995) "Privatization of Local Water  Facilities". Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Quarterly Economic Journal, June 97, pp 241-62(Hebrew). 
Brill Eyal and Eithan Hochman . “Allocation of Common Resource With Bargaining”.  Proceeding of the 4th
Water and Resources Economics Consortium”, Melbourne 13-16 February 1996. 
Brill Eyal, Eithan Hochman, and David Zilberman (1997). "Allocation and Pricing of 
Water at the Regional Level". American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Forthcoming 1997) 

McWilliams,Bruce,Yacov Tsur,Eithan Hochman and David Zilberman (1998)  “Count-data regression models of the time to adopt new technologies”, Applied Economics Letters, 5, 369-373. 

Chakravorty, Ujjayant; Hochman, Eithan; Umetsu, Chieko; Zilberman, David; "Water Allocation under Distribution Losses: Comparing Alternative Institutions" Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, February 2009, v. 33, iss. 2, pp. 463-76 

Gal Hochman, Oded Hochman, Eithan Hochman, Amir Heiman, and Ping-Sun Leung. "Advertising Versus Sales In Demand Creation" The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 11(1), 2011. 

Gal Hochman, Eithan Hochman, and David Zilberman. "The corruption of transition" International Journal of Business and Management , 2013 
Rausser, Gordon C., and Eithan Hochman, Dynamic Agricultural Systems: Economic Prediction and Control, New York: Elsevier North Holland, Inc., 1979. 
Monographs and Chapters in Books 
Hochman, Eithan, "Projections of Supply  and  Demand  of  the  Poultry Industry,"  in  Y.  Mundlak, et al (ed.), Projections of Supply and Demand of Agricultural Products in Israel, Falk Research Center and the Hebrew University, 1964, Chapter 9 (Hebrew). 

Ben-Tal, A., and Eithan Hochman, "Portfolio Selection: A Game Theory Approach"  The  Belgian-Israel  Operations  Research  Colloquium, Natania, Israel, 1970.

Hochman, Eithan and I. M. Lee, Optimal Decision in the Broiler Producing Firm: A Problem of Growing Inventory, University of California, Giannini Foundation Monograph No. 29, Berkeley, 1972.

Hochman, Eithan, M. Kohen and Y. Plessner, The Economics of Israel's Citrus Fruit in  Europe's  Major  Markets,  Rehovot,  Israel:  The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, 1976.

Hochman, Eithan, and H. Lifson, "Optimal Control of Production, Sale and Inventories of Poultry Products," In Research Essays in Honour of  H.  Halprin,  Rehovot,  Israel:  The  Center  for Agricultural Economic Research, 1975 (Hebrew).

 Hochman, Eithan, and Y. Plessner, "Optimal  Marketing  Policy  of  the Israel Citrus in the Main European Markets," In Research Essays in Honour of H. Halprin, Rehovot,   Israel:   The   Center   for Agricultural Economic Research, 1975 (Hebrew).

Hochman, Eithan, and Gordon C. Rausser, "Firm Growth Policies Under Different   Pollution   Abatement, Production and Financial Structures," In  C. Baker and P. Barry (eds.), Economic Growth of the Agricultural Firm, Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1978, Chapter 6.

Zusman, Pinhas, Eithan Hochman and L. Luski, The Structure of Regional Demand for Energy, Washington, D.C.: The Workd Bank, 1978.

 The  Demand  for  Energy",  Readings  in  Economics,  1977,   The Israeli Economic Society, 1978.

 Hochman, Eithan, Gordon C. Rausser, and E. Comay, "The Israeli Poultry Marketing Board: Price, Production and Inventory Controls," In  A. Bensoussan,  P,  Kleindorfer,  and  C.S.  Tapiero  (eds.), Applied Stochastic Control in Econometrics  and  Management  Science,  New York: Elsevier North Holland, Inc., 1980.

Hochman,  Eithan,  Gideon Vitkon, and David Zilberman, "The Arava: The Case  of  Development  of  an  Arid
Zone Under Conditions of Uncertainty,"  In A. Rosenman (ed.), Human Settlement and Regional  Development in Honor of Raanan Weitz, 1984 (Hebrew).

Hochman, Eithan, Richard E. Just, Gideon Vitkon, and David  Zilberman,  "The  Dynamic of  Agricultural  Settlement of Sparsely Populated  Environment: The Case of the Arava Region in Israel," In Y. Gradus (ed.),  Desert  Development, Man and Technology in Sparselands, D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1985.

Tsur, Yacov, and Eithan Hochman, "Economic Aspects of  the  Management of  Algal  Production,"  In  
A. Richmond  (ed.),  The Handbook of MicroAlgal Mass Culture, 1985.

Hochman, Eithan, Ping Sun, Larry  Rowland  and  Jim  Weydun,  "Optimal Harvesting  Age  of Cultured Marine Shrimp," Presented at the 19th W.A.S. Meeting, Honolulu, January, 1988.

Leung, P. S., D. J. Lee, and Eithan Hochman. “Bioeconomic Modeling of  Shrimp and Prawn: A Methodological Comparison.” Chapter Three in L. U. Hatch and H. W. Kinnucan (eds.), Aquaculture: Models and Economics, Westview Press, 1993.

Hochman Eithan and Eyal Brill. “The Israeli Water Economy: Reform vs. Reality.” Proceeding of the 4th 
Water and resources Economics Consortium”, Melbourne 13-16 February 1996.

Hochman, Eithan and Eyal Brill (1998) “Homogeneity and Heterogeneity of Bio-Resources in Economic Models” in Modern Agriculture and the Environment, Eds. D. Rosen, E. Tel-Or, Y. Hadar and Y. Chen. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 567-582.

 Brill E., Hochman G., and Hochman E. (1998) “Privitization and Regulation of Multi-Source Water Usage” in Conflict and Cooperation on Trans-Boundary Water Resources, Eds. R. E. Just and S. Netanyahu. University of Meryland, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 249-265. Also presented at the 5th Water consortium at Annapolis, April 1997.

 Brill E., Chakravorty U., and Hochman E. (1998) "Trans Boundary Water Allocation Betweem Israel and the Gaza Strip: Desalination, Recycling and Fresh Water” in Conflict and Cooperation on Trans-Boundary Water Resources, Eds. R. E. Just and S. Netanyahu. University of Meryland, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 381-400. Also presented at the 5th Water consortium at Annapolis, April 1997.


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