Prof. Ram Fishman

Public Policy
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General Information

Ram Fishman is a senior lecturer of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University and the director of the Nitsan lab for sustainable development (, which aims to bridge the gap between Israeli innovation and low income users in developing countries through intensive field work. 

Ram is a development and environment economist, whose research is focused on sustainable agriculture, water scarcity and climate change, with an emphasis on developing countries. His work employs a mix of field work, field experiments and the analysis of socio-economic and environmental data. 

Prior to coming to TAU, Ram was an assistant professor of Economics at George Washington University, and prior to that, a Giorgio Ruffolo post-doctoral fellow in Sustainability Science at the Harvard Kennedy School. Ram holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, a M.Sc. in Physics from the Weitzman Institute and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.

Research Interests

Sustainable Development, Food, Water, Energy, Climate Change, Agriculture, Technology Adoption.


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