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The Department of Environmental Economics and Management

The Robert H. Smith Faculty
of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

PO Box 12, Rehovot 76100
Fax: 08-9466267

Department Head:
Prof. Ayal Kimhi, Tel: 08-9489376

Head of the teaching program:
Dr. Ohad Raveh, Tel: 08-9489373

Secretary: 
Meital Kappach, Tel: 08-9489230

List of Publications

Doctoral  Dissertation  

  1.  "Aversion to Income Risk in the Presence of Other Risks: Theory and Applications,” supervised by Prof James A. Chalfant, 1990. Publications: #5, #7, Chapter: #1.

 

Books & Chapters in Collections:

  1. "The Economics of Natural and Human Resources in Agriculture", edited by Kimhi A. and I Finkelshtain, 2007, forthcoming, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  2. Finkelshtain I and J. A. Chalfant “On the Behavior of the Competitive Producer under Multivariate Risk”. In Quantifying Long Run Risks and Evaluating Farmers Responses to Risks. College Station: Texas A&M University, 1989, 178-202.
  3. Yael Kachel and I. Finkelshtain “Testing for Multimarket, Multiproduct Monopolistic Pricing in the Israeli Citrus Export to Europe”, in Food Processing and Distribution in Transition Economies: Problems and Perspectives, ed. by M. Hartmann and J. Wandel, IAMO, Kiel, 1999, 196-213.
  4. Finkelshtain I and Y. Kislev. “Economic Regulation and Political Influence”, in Contemporary Economic Issues. Vol. 2, Labor, Food and Poverty, ed.  by Y.  Mundlak, Macmillan , London, 1998, 243-258. 
  5. Bar-Shira Z, I Finkelshtain and A. Simhon.  "The Sources of Economic Growth in Israeli Agriculture: a Revealed Technological Superiority Approach.  In "The Economics of Natural and Human Resources in Agriculture:, edited by Kimhi A. and I Finkelshtain, 2007, forthcoming, Kluwer Academic Publishers.  
  6. Kachel Y.,  Y. Kislev and I. Finkelshtain.   "Deregulation of agricultural Export:  Lessons from Reform in the Israeli Citrus Industry." In "The Economics of Natural and Human Resources in Agriculture:, edited by Kimhi A. and I Finkelshtain, 2007, forthcoming, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  7. Fleischer A., A. Tchetchik and I. Finkelshtain.  "Is Agriculture Important for Rural Tourism?  On-Farm Non-Agricultural Labor." In "The Economics of Natural and Human Resources in Agriculture:, edited by Kimhi A. and I Finkelshtain, 2007, forthcoming, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

 

Published Articles:  

  1. Kislev, Y. and FinkelshtainI. (1985).  Income Estimates of Agricultural Families. Hasade (Hebrew).
  2. Finkelshtain I. (1987).  Income Tax in the Family Farm Sector.  Hasade (Hebrew).
  3. Chalfant, J. A., and Finkelshtain I. (1987).  Small Sample Properties of Multivariate Nonnested Hypothesis Tests.  Proceeding of the Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association.  379-84.  
  4. Finkelshtain I, and  Kella. O. (1991). Contingent Bounds for Uncontingent Welfare Measures.  Economics Letters, 36: 257-61. 
  5. Finkelshtain I., and J. A. Chalfant J. A.  (1991).  Marketed Surplus under Risk: Do Peasants Agree with Sandmo.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 73: 557-67 (Lead Paper, Best Paper of the Year Award). 
  6. Bar-shira, Z., and Finkelshtain I. (1992). Labor on the Family Farm: Theory under Uncertainty: An Extension.  Agricultural Economics  8(1): 33-43. 
  7. Finkelshtain I, and Chalfant. J. A. (1993).  Portfolio Choices in the Presence of Other Risks.  Management Science. 39: 925-36. 
  8. Feinerman, E., and Finkelshtain. I.. (1996).  Introducing Socioeconomic Characteristics into Production Models under Risk. Agricultural Economics 13:149-61 (Lead paper). 
  9. Feinerman, E., and Finkelshtain I. (1997).  Framing the Allais Paradox as a Daily Farm Decision Problem. Agricultural Economics 15:155-67 (Lead paper).  
  10. Finkelshtain I. and  Kislev Y. (1997).  Prices vs. Quantities: The Political Perspective. Journal of Political Economy. 105: 83-100.  
  11. Bar-shira, Z., and Finkelshtain I. (1997) Nonparametric Analysis of Pooled Production Data. Economics Letters, 55(2):173-178.  
  12. Finkelshtain I., and Chalfant J. A.. (1997). Commodity Price Stabilization in a Peasants Economy.  American Journal of AgriculturalEconomics. 79:1208-17.
  13. Finkelshtain I. and Kella O. and M. Scarsini (1999).  On Risk Aversion with Two Risks.  Journal of Mathematical Economics, 31: 239-250.
  14. Bar-shira z., and Finkelshtain I. (1999).  Two-Moments Decisions Models and Utility-Representable Preferences. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 38: 237-244. 
  15. Bar-shira Z., and  Finkelshtain I. (1999) Simple Nonparametric Tests of Technological Changes: Theory and Application to US agriculture.” American Journal of Agriculture Economics, 81: 850-64. 
  16. Bar-shira Z., and Finkelshtain I.  (2000). The Long-Run Inefficiency of Block-Rate Pricing. Natural Resource Modeling.  13: 471-492.
  17. Bar-shira Z., and Finkelshtain I. (2002)  Reply to Gelles and Mitchell. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization,  49: 429-431.
  18. Bar-shira Z.,  Finkelshtain I., and Shimhon A., (2003). Cross-Country Productivity Comparisons: The Revealed  SuperiorityApproach.  Journal of Economic Growth. 8:301-323.
  19. Finkelshtain I., and Kislev Y.  (2004).  Taxes and Subsidies in a Polluting and Politically Powerful industry.”  Journal of Asian Economics.. 15: 481-492.
  20. Feinerman, E., FinkelshtainI., and  Kan I. (2004).  On a Political Solution to the Nimby Conflict. American Economic Review, 94:369-381. 
  21. Tsur Y., Finkelshtain I., and Rophe. T. (2004). Auctions as Mechanisms for Land Allocation in Israel: Economic and Institutional Considerations.  Land, the Journal of the Institute of the Land Policy Research,  58:52-75 (Hebrew).
  22. Kan I, I. Finkelshtain.  What Lies Between Environmental Justice and Political Economics. (December 2004)  Studies in Natural Resources and Environmental Management, 2:71-82 (Hebrew).
  23. Bar-shira Z., I. Finkelshtain and A. Simhon, (2006) "Competitive Equilibrium of an Industry with Labor Managed Firms under Risk." Journal of Rural Cooperation, 34(1).
  24. Bar-shira Z., I. Finkelshtain and A. Simhon,  (2006) "The Econometrics of Block Rate Pricing in Agriculture." American Journal of Agriculture Economics .  In Press.
  25. Tchetchik A., A. Fleisher and I. Finkelshtain, “Joint Estimation of Preferences and Technology in the Israeli Rural Tourism Industry." Under revision for the American Journal of Agriculture Economics, 2006.
 

 Participation in Scientific Conferences  

  1. AAEA Annual Meeting, Knoxville Tennessee, 1988.  Chalfant J.A., and  I Finkelshtain.  "On the Behavior of the Competitive Producer Facing Multivariate Risk"  abstract: American Journal of Agricultural Economics 70 (5), Dec (1988): 1198.   
  2. AAEA Annual Meeting, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1989. Finkelshtain I., and Z. Bar-Shira  "Uncertainty and Farmers' Labor Supply"  abstract: American Journal of Agricultural Economics 71 (5), Dec (1989): 1357.   
  3. AAEA Annual Meeting, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1989.  Chalfant J.A., I Finkelshtain and R. Gray.  "The Competitive Firm's Willingness to Pay for Information"  abstract: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 71 (5), Dec (1989): 1357.   
  4. AAEA  Annual Meeting, British Columbia, Canada , 1990,  Finkelshtain I and J. A. Hewitt. "Relaxing the Expected Utility Hypothesis and the Entry and Exit Decisions of the Risk Averse Firm.", abstract: American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(5), Dec (1990): 1349.   
  5. AAEA Annual Meeting, Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A.1991, Chalfant J.A., and I. Finkelshtain.  "Commodity Price Stabilization in a Peasant Economy." abstract: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 73(5), Dec (1991): 1537. 
  6. AAEA Annual Meeting, Manhattan, 1991, Kensas, Chalfant J.A., and I. Finkelshtain.  "Aversion to Income Risk in the Presence of Multivariate Risk."  abstract: American Journal of Agricultural Economics 73(5), Dec (1991): 1543.  
  7. Hebrew University, Department of Agricultural Economics, 1992, Finkelshtain I., "Aversion to Income Risk in the Presence of Other Risks." .  
  8. AAEA  Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 1994, Chalfant J.A., and I Finkelshtain.  "Nonparametric Analysis of Producer Behavior under Risk."  abstract: American Journal of Agricultural Economics 76(5), Dec (1994): 1247. 
  9. University of California, Davis, Seminar at the Agricultural Economics Department, 1994, Finkeshtain I. and J. A. Chalfant, "Nonparametric Analysis of Producer Behavior under Risk." 
  10. AAEA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana 1995, Bar-shira Z., I Finkelshtain and E. Hochman.  "Do Farmers Respond to Component Pricing?  A Nonparametric Approach."  abstract: American Journal of Agricultural Economics 77(5), Dec (1995): 1374.   
  11. Hebrew University, Department of Agricultural Economics, 1996, Finkelshtain I and Y. Kislev, "Prices Vs. Quotas: the Political Perspective.”  
  12. Food Processing and Distribution in Transition Economies, IAMO, Kiel, Germany, 1996,  Kachel  Y., and I Finkelshtain I, "Testing for Multimarket, Multiproduct Monopolistic Pricing in the Israeli Citrus Export to Europe.".  
  13. Annual Meeting of the European Public-Choice Society, 1996, Tiberius, Finkelshtain I. and Y. Kislev, "Prices vs. Quantities: the Political Perspective." 
  14. Annual Meeting of the Israeli Economics Association, 1996, Beer-Sheva, Finkelshtain I. and Y. Kislev, "Prices vs. Quantities: the Political Perspective." 
  15. 8th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, 1996, Kachel  Y., and I Finkelshtain I, "Testing for Multimarket, Multiproduct Monopolistic Pricing in the Israeli Citrus Export to Europe."
  16. Eleventh World Congress of the International Economic Association, Tunis, 1997, Kislev Y. and Finkelshtain I., "Economic Regulation and Political Influence".   
  17. Hebrew University, Department of Agricultural Economics, 1998, Finkelshtain I and Z. Bar-Shira, "The Long-Run Inefficiency of Block-Rate Pricing."   
  18. AAEA Annual Meeting, Salt-lack City,  Utah, Bar-Shira Z, and I Finkelshtain, "The long-run inefficiency of block-rate pricing," abstract American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 80 (5): 1183-1183 Dec 1998.   
  19. Annual Meeting of the Israeli Economics Association, 1998, Jerusalem, Bar-Shira Z., and I, Finkelshatin I. "The Revealed Technological Superiority Approach." 
  20. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Seminar at the Economics Department, 1999, Bar-Shira Z, I Finkelshtain and A. Simhon, "Assessing Miracles Using Revealed TFP Superiority."   
  21. Haifa University, Seminar at the Economics Department, 1999, Bar-Shira Z, I Finkelshtain and A. Simhon, "Assessing Miracles Using Revealed TFP Superiority." 
  22. Ben-Gurion University, Seminar at the Economics Department, 1999, Bar-Shira Z, I Finkelshtain and A. Simhon, "Assessing Miracles Using Revealed TFP Superiority." 
  23. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Seminar at the Economics Department, 1999, Bar-Shira Z, I Finkelshtain and A. Simhon, "Assessing Miracles Using Revealed TFP Superiority." 
  24. Virginia Tech, Seminar at the Department of Economics, 2000, Feinerman E., I. Finkelshtain and I Kan, "The Political Economics of Nimby Problem: Theory and Application to the Nimby Problem."  
  25. The T2M Conference on Macroeconomics, Paris, France, 2000, Bar-Shira Z, I Finkelshtain and A. Simhon, "Assessing Miracles Using Revealed TFP Superiority."  
  26. Bar-Ilan University, Seminar at the Economics Department, 2000, Bar-Shira Z, I Finkelshtain and A. Simhon, "Assessing Miracles Using Revealed TFP Superiority." 
  27. The Annual meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics, San Jose, Costa Rica,  2000, Bar-Shira Z, I Finkelshtain and A. Simhon, "Assessing Miracles Using Revealed TFP Superiority." 
  28. Wageningen University, Masholt Institute, 2001, Feinerman E., I. Finkelshtain and I Kan, "The Political Economics of Nimby Problem: Theory and Application to the Nimby Problem."   
  29. Natural Resource Management, Growth and Political Economy-a Symposium in the Honor of Professor Eitahn Hochman, 2002, Rehovot, Israel, Feinerman E., I. Finkelshtain and I Kan, "On a Political Solution to the Nimby Problem." 
  30. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Seminar at the Economics Department, 2002 Feinerman E., I. Finkelshtain and I Kan, "On a Political Solution to the Nimby Problem." 
  31. The Economics of Water and Agriculture, an International Workshop in the Honor of Professor Yoav Kislev, 2002, Rehovot, Israel, Finkelshtain I., Y. Kachel and Y. Kislev, "Equilibrium Contracts in the Israeli Citrus Industry". 
  32. The Economics of Water and Agriculture, an International Workshop in the Honor of Professor Yoav Kislev, 2002, Rehovot, Israel, Finkelshtain I., Y. Kachel, and I. Finkelshtain, "Estimating Market Power in European Citrus Markets".  
  33. 81th Seminar of the EAEA, Economics of Contracts in Agriculture, KVL Copenhagen, 2003, Finkelshtain I., Y. Kachel and Y. Kislev, "Equilibrium Contracts in the Israeli Citrus Industry".  
  34. A Workshop on the Economics of Rural Communities, 2003, Rehovot, Israel, 
  35. Fleischer A., A. Techick, and I Finkelshtain, "Rural-Tourism Contribution to the Livelihood of Rural Communities."  
  36. A Workshop on the Economics of Rural Communities, 2003, Rehovot, Israel, 
  37. Delgo M., I Finkelshtain and E. Feinrman. "On the Organization of Rural Municipalities in Israel."  
  38. University Collage London, Seminar at the Economics Department, UK, 2004, Feinerman E., I. Finkelshtain and I Kan, "On a Political Solution to the Nimby Problem."  
  39. Annual Symposium of the Center for the Research of Land Utilization Policy, JNF, 2004, Israel.  Rophe T. , I., Finkelshtain and G., Orshan,  "An Economic and Econometric Analysis of Land Auctions in Israel." 
  40. Symposium at the Yackov-Levinson Economic & Social Research Forum, the Tel-Aviv Jaffa Academic Collage, 2004 Israel.  I.  Finkelshtain and M Delgo, "On the Organization of Rural Municipalities in Israel." 
  41. A Symposium on Agricultural Economic and Rural development, the Chief -Scientist of the Agricultural Ministry, Volcany Center, 2006 Israel.  I.  Finkelshtain , M Delgo and Eli Feinerman, "On the Organization of Rural Municipalities in Israel."  
  42. A Symposium on Agricultural Economic and Rural development, the Chief -Scientist of the Agricultural Ministry, Volcani Center, 2006 Israel.  I.  Finkelshtain , and Yael Kachel, " Anti-trust Regulations in Israel Agriculture." 
  43. Hafia University, Seminar at the Department of Environmental and Resource Management , 2006, I. Finkelshtain,  "Quota and Price Regulations in the Israeli Water Economy ."