Prof. Pinchas Zusman

Pinhas (Siko)  Zusman
1927 - 2002

 Public policy, agricultural policy.


See also: pinchas zusman

Curriculum Vitae


1950-1955  Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Agronomy M.Sc. 
1957-1961  University of California at Berkeley, Agricultural Economics Ph.D. 
1957-1960  University of California at Berkeley, Applied Statistics M.A.

Work and Academic Experience 
1955-1957  Chief of Agricultural Planning, Lachish Development  Project

1960-1961  Research Economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, 
                     University of California at Berkeley

1961-1966  Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, Hebrew 
                     University of Jerusalem

                     Economic Advisor to the Agricultural Planning Centre, 
                     Ministry of Agriculture, Israel (part-time)

1966-1968  Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, The 
                     Hebrew University of Jerusalem (on sabbatical leave)

                     Visiting Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, 
                      University of California at Berkeley

1968-1972  Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, 
                     Hebrew University of Jerusalem (part-time)

                     Economic Advisor to the Ministry of Defence

1972            Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, The 
                     Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1973-1974  Associate Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural 
                     Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

                     Chairman, Advisory Committee on Water Desalination to the Minister 
                     of Agriculture

1974-1975  The World Bank (on sabbatical leave)

1975-1978  Director General, the Ministry of Defence, Israel

1978-1979  Associate Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural 
                     Economics and Management, Hebrew University of  Jerusalem

1979-1980  Consultant with the Development Research Center of the 
                      World Bank (on sabbatical leave)

1980-1982  Associate Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural 
                     Economics and Management, Hebrew University of  Jerusalem

1983-1984  Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and 
                     Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1984-1985  Visiting Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource 
                     Economics, University of California at Berkeley (on  Sabbatical leave)

1985-1986  Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, 
                      Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1986-1987  Vice President for Administration and Finance and Director 
                      General,  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1986-1988  President, Israeli Economic Association

1987-1989  Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Hebrew 
                     University of Jerusalem

1989-1991  Visiting Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource 
                     Economics, University of California at Berkeley (sabbatical  leave)

1990-1998  Associate Editor of "The Journal of Economic Behavior and 

1991-1992  Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, The Hebrew 
                     University of Jerusalem

1991-to date  Member of the Board of Governors of Ben-Gurion University 
                      of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

1993 - 1998 Associate Editor: Journal of Economic Behavior and 

1993 -to date  Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural Economics, 
                        The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 




See also: pinchas zusman

List of Publications



Ph.D. Dissertation 
Econometric Analysis of the Market for California Early Potatoes, University of 
California, Berkeley, 1960,. 

Zusman, P., Amiad, A. and Goldman, A., Control Problems in the Poultry Meat 
 Industry, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research. Rehovot. 
The Y.L.  Magness Publishing Co., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (Feb. 1978), 
 226 p. (Hebrew).

Zusman, P., Individual Behavior and Social Choice in a Cooperative 
 Settlement--The Theory and Practice of the Israeli Moshav. The 
 Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel: The Y.L. Magness Press, 1988. 

Papers in English 
1. Zusman, P. "Toxic Effects of Sodium and Sulphate Ions on Citrus Seedlings", 
    Bulletin of Research Council of Israel, Vol. 5D, 1956, No. 1, pp. 210-218.

2. Reppert, J.N., Read, M.J. and Zusman, P. "An Allocation Plan for Range 
    Unit Sampling," Journal of Range Management, Vol. 15, 1962, No. 4, 
    pp. 190-193.

3. Zusman, P. "An Investigation of the Dynamic Stability and Stationary 
    States of the United States Potato Market, 1930-1958", Econometrica, 
    Vol. 30, 1962, No. 3, pp. 522-547.

4. Zusman, P., "Dynamic Discrepancies in Agricultural Economic Systems", 
    Journal of Farm Economics, Vol. XLIV, 1962, No. 3, pp. 744-753.

5. Zusman, P. "Econometric Analysis of the Market for California Early 
    Potatoes", Hilgardia, Vol. 33, 1962, No. 11.

6. Zusman, P. and Hoch, I. Resource and Capital Requirement Matrices for 
    the California Economy. University of California, Giannini Foundation of 
    Agricultural Economics, Research Report No. 284, August, 1965.

7. Zusman, P., and Amiad, A., "Simulation - A Tool for Farm Planning under 
    Conditions of Weather Uncertainty", Journal of Farm Economics, Vol. 43, 
    1965, No. 3, pp. 574-594.

8. Zusman, P. "The Role of the Retail Trade in the Competitive System", in 
    D.C. Hague, (ed.) Price Formation in Various Economies. Proceedings of 
    a conference held by the International Economic Association, St. Martin's 
    Press, New York, 1967, pp. 50-67.

9. Zusman, P. "A Theoretical Basis for Determination of Grading and Sorting 
    Schemes," Journal of Farm Economics, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 89-106, 1967.

10. Zusman, P., and Hoch, I. "An Efficient Program of Water Resource 
      Development in a Framework of Growth and Trade", American Journal 
      of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 1635-1946, Dec. 1968.

11. Zusman, P. "The Stability of Interregional Competition and the Programming 
      Approach to the Analysis of Spatial Trade Equilibria," Metroeconomica, 
      Vol. 21, pp. 46-57, April, 1969.

12. Zusman, P. "Welfare Implication and Evaluation of Buyers' Travel Inputs 
       and Non-Price Offer Variations in Networks of Retail Food Stores," 
      Econometrica, Vol. 37, pp. 439-455, July, 1969.

13. Zusman, P., Melamed, A. and Katzir, I. Possible Trade and Welfare Effects 
      on EEC Tariff and "Reference Price" Policy on the European- Mediterranean Market 
      for Winter Oranges, Giannini Foundation Monograph No. 24, Sept.  1969.

14. Zusman, P., California Growth and Trade 1954-1963. An Inter-Industry 
      Analysis Emphasizing Agriculture and Water Resource Development, 
      Giannini Foundation Monograph No. 27, Sept. 1971.

15. Zusman, P. and W.G. O'Regan "Optimal Sorting in Industrial Operations," 
      Management Science, Vol. 18(B), pp. 145-154, December, 1971.

16. Zusman, P., Melamed, A., and Katzir, I. "A Spatial Analysis of the EEC 
      Trade Policies in the Market for Winter Oranges," in Judge, G.G., and 
      Takayama, T. (ed.) Studies in Economic Planning Over Space and Time. 
      North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam, 1973, pp. 464-487.

17. Zusman, P., "The Incorporation and Measurement of Social Power in 
      Economic Models," International Economic Review, 17 (June, 1976), 
      pp. 447-462.

18. Bell, C. and Zusman, P. "A Bargaining Theoretic Approach to Cropsharing 
      Contracts," The American Economic Review, 66, (Sept. 1976), pp.  578-588.

19. Bell, C. and Zusman, P. "Sharecropping Equilibria with Diverse Tenants," 
      Economic Applicque'e XXX, 3, (1977), pp. 391-411.

20. Zusman, P. and Amiad, A. "A Quantitative Investigation of a Political 
      Economy - The Israeli Dairy Program," American Journal of Agricultural 
      Economics (Feb. 1977), pp. 88-98.

21. Zusman, P., Hochman, E., Luski, I. And Bezalel, E. The Structure of 
      Regional Demand for Energy, A Report submitted to the World Bank 
      (1978), 126 p.

22. Zusman, P. and Etgar, M. "The Marketing Channel as an Equilibrium Set 
      of Contracts," Management Science, 27, (March, 1981), pp. 284-302.

23. Zusman, P. "Group Choice in an Agricultural Marketing Cooperative," 
      The Canadian Journal of Economics, 15 (May, 1982), pp. 220-234.

24. Zusman, P. "The Cost of Defence," Reveue Internationale d'Histoire 
      Militaire, 42, (1979), 213-320.

25. Zusman, P. and Bell, C. The Equilibrium Set of Dyadic Contracts, Working 
      Paper, The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, No, 8201 
     (January, 1982), 45 p.

26. Etgar, M. and Zusman, P. "The Marketing Intermediary as an Information 
       Seller: A New Approach," Journal of Business, 55, (October, 1982), pp. 

27. Zusman, P., "The Equilibrium Configuration of Pure Risk Sharing contracts 
      in Markets with Diverse Transactors," European Economic Review, 19, 
      (1981), pp. 329-342.

28. Zusman, P. "Collective Choice, Pareto Optimality and the Organization of 
      Cooperatives - The Case of Agricultural Credit Associations," Journal of 
      Economic Behavior and Organization, 4, (1983), pp. 185-204.

29. Zusman, P. "The Dynamics of Economic Growth, Technological Progress 
      and Force Build-Up-Some Strategic Trade-Offs," in Z. Lanir, (ed), 
      Israeli Security Planning in the 1980's. Praeger Publishers, New York, 
      1984, pp. 239-260.

30. Rausser, G.C., Perloff, G.M. and Zusman, P., "The Food Marketing System: 
      Relevance of Economic Efficiency Measures," in Kilmer and Armbruster 
      (eds.) Economic Efficiency in Agriculture and Food Marketing, Ames, 
      Iowa State University Press, 1987, Chapter 1.

31. Zusman, P. and Bell, C., "The Equilibrium Vector of Pairwise Bargained 
      Agency Contracts with Diverse Actors and Principals Owning a Fixed 
      Resource," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 11 
      (1989), pp. 91-114.

32. Zusman, P. "Peasant's Risk Aversion and the Choice of Marketing 
       Intermediaries and Contracts-A Bargaining Theory of Equilibrium 
      Marketing Contracts," in P. Bardhan (ed.), The Economic Theory of 
      Agrarian Institutions. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1989.

33. Kislev, Y., Lerman, Z., and Zusman, P. "Cooperative Credit in 
      Agriculture-The Israeli Ecxperience," in Hoff, K., Braverman, A. and 
      Stiglitz, J.E. (eds), The Economics of Rural Organization, Published for 
      the World Bank by Oxford University Press, 1993, pp. 210-227.

34. Zusman, P., "Constitutional Selection of Collective-Choice Rules in a 
      Cooperative Enterprise," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 
      17 (1992), pp. 353-362.

35. Kislev, Y., Lerman, Z., and Zusman, P.  "Recent Experience with 
      Cooperative Farm Credit in Israel," Economic Development and Cultural 
      Change, Vol. 39, (1991), pp. 773-789.

36. Rausser, Gordon, C. and Zusman, P. "Organizational Failure and the Political 
      Ecoomy of Water Resource Management," in Zilberman, D. and Dinar, 
      A., (eds.), The Economics and Management of Water and Drainage in 
      Agriculture. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston (1991), pp. 735-758.

37. Zusman, P., "The Israeli Smallholder Cooperative Sector and its Lessons 
      for Rural Cooperatives," Journal of Rural Cooperation, Vol. 18, (1990), 
      pp. 167-181.

38. Zusman, P., "Participants' Ethical Attitudes and Organizational Structure 
      and Performance," in Csaki, C. and Kislev, Y. (eds.)  Agricultural 
      Cooperatives in Transition, Westview Press, 1993, pp. 23-54.

39. Rausser, Gordon, C. and Zusman, Pinhas "Public Policy: Explanation and 
      Constitutional Prescription," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 
      74, (1992), pp. 247-257.

40. Zusman, P. and Rausser, Gordon, C. "Intra-organizational Influence Relations 
      and the Optimality of Collective Action," Journal of Economic Behaviour 
      and Organization, 24, (1994), pp. 1-17.

41. Zusman, P., "Informational Imperfections in Water Resource 
      Systems and the Political Economy of Water Supply and Pricing in 
      Israel," In Parker, D.D. and Tsur, Y. (eds.) Decentralization and 
      Coordination of Water Resource Management. Boston: Kluwer 
      Academic Press. 1997.  pp. 133-154. 

Papers in Hebrew 
1. Zusman, P. "A Development Program for Agriculture," The Economic 
     Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 43, pp. 259-276, 1962.

2. Kastner, I. and Zusman, P. The Demand and Supply of Fresh Tomatoes 
     in the United Kingdom and the Profitability of their Exportation from 
    Israel, The National and University Institute of Agriculture, Special 
    Bulletin, No. 78, October, 1964.

3. Pasternak, H. and Zusman, P. "The Shipment Program for Milk and Dairy 
    Products in Israel," The National and University Institute of Agriculture, 
    Special Bulletin No. 94, 1965.

4. Melamed, A. and Zusman, P. "The Influence of Capacity, Number of 
    Shifts and Duration of Operation on the Cost Structure of Citrus Packing 
    in Israel", The National and University Institute of Agriculture, Special 
    Bulletin No. 98, 1965.

5. Zusman, P. and Amiad, A. Simulation - A Tool in Farm Planning and 
    Management under Conditions of Low and Unstable Rainfall. The 
    National and University Institute of Agriculture, Bulletin No. 102, 1966.

6. Makov, Y. and Zusman, P. "A Statistical Analysis of Consumers' 
    Preferences for Systems of Grading and Sorting Tomatoes in Accordance 
    with Quality Factors." The National and University Institute of Agriculture 
    Pamphlet No. 121, 1967.

7. Zusman, P., Melamed, A. and Katzir, J. "The European Economic Community 
    and the Market for Mediterranean Oranges," The Economic Quarterly, Vol. 
    14, No. 56' pp. 333-343. 1968.

8. Drori, S. and Zusman, P. The Effects of Farm Size on the Economic 
    Efficiency of Existing Family Farms, Ministry of Agriculture, Center 
    for Agricultural Development Planning, and the Department of Agricultural 
    Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1969.

9. Zusman, P. and A. Amiad, "The Control of Production and Marketing of 
    Poultry Meat" in Y. Mundlak (ed.) Selected Papers in Memory of 
    Professor Haim Halperin, The Center for Research in Agricultural 
    Economics, Rehovot (Dec. 1975), pp. 139-168.

10. Zusman, P. "The Defence Burden" Safra ve  Saifa. The Journal of the 
      Israeli Society of Military History, Tel-Aviv University, No. 2 (June 
      1978), pp. 65-70.

11. Zusman, P., Hochman, E. and Luski, I. "The Structure of Demand for 
      Energy," in Halevi, N. and J. Kopp (ed.) Studies in the Economy of 
      Israel, 1977. The Israeli Economic Society. Jerusalem (August 1978), 
      pp. 172-182.

12. Zusman, P. "Why is the burden of Defence in Israel High?" in Hareven, 
      A. (ed.), Is It Difficult To Be an Israeli? Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation, 
      1983, pp. 145-159.

13. Gal, Y. and P. Zusman, "An Economic Analysis of a Moshav Employing a 
     "Village Accounts" Approach," Ha'Sadeh', 64, (June 1984), pp. 

14. Zusman, P. A Conceptual Framework for the Ecoomics of the Moshav and 
      Its Organizaitonal Structure. In Kislev, Y. (ed.) Technology, Cooperation, 
      Growth and Policy: Studies in Agricultural Economics. Jerusalem: The 
      Magnes Press, The Hebrew University, 1990, pp. 97-138.

15. Zusman, P., Kislev, Y., and Lerman, Z. "Moshav Credit-Experience and 
      Lessons," The Economic Quarterly, Vol. 40, (July 1989), pp. 114-131.

16. Zusman, P., "A Conceptual Framework for a Water Resource Regulatory 
      Policy in Israel," The Economic Quarterly, Vol. 42, (December 1991), 
      pp. 440-468.


See also: pinchas zusman