DR. Dafna Disegni

DR. Dafna Disegni


ד"ר דיסני דפנה
Accordion Title Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Market Valuation
  • Environmental Economics
  • Industrial Oranization
  • Game Theory
  • Econometrics
Accordion Title Biographical Info

Biographical Info

  • Ph.D. Agricultural and Resources Economics (University of California, 2004)
  • M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (Hebrew University, Israel, 1998)
  • B.A. Economics (Tel Aviv University, 1994)
Accordion Title Research


I am specialized in Natural Resources Economics, Development, and Game Theory. In the last decade, I foster financial innovations for development in water and energy sectors in Israel, the spatial planning of marine areas to support a sustainable blue economy in the East Mediterranean Sea, and the development of economic mechanisms for sustainable agricultural practices. Such mechanisms have a direct impact on market power and market efficiency, community cooperation, and economic sustainability. Mechanisms include fair trade systems, artificial markets for natural goods, payments for ecosystem services, and auction mechanisms.

Accordion Title Teaching


  • Industrial Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Water Economics
  • Environmental Economics
Accordion Title Awards


  • Jesse D. Carr Doctoral Fellowship, University of California (1998)
  • Giannini Foundation fellowship award, University of California (2000-2003)
  • Research Fellow, Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University (2005-2007).
Accordion Title Publications


Accordion Title Link to

Link to

Other Activities: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dafnadisegni/

Recent Projects:

ERASMUS+ EU project on Innovative Finance:  https://www.ifi.mta.ac.il/

German Israeli Project GLOWA:  http://www.meteo-tech.co.il/glowa/glowa_about.htm

Israeli Marine Spatial Planning & Policy recommendations: https://www.gov.il/BlobFolder/generalpage/policy_maritime/he/Water_Energy_Communication_merhav_yami_he_v5.pdf