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Ruslana Rachel Palatnik, PhD, is the Chair of the Department in Economics and Management at the Yezreel Valley College (YVC); the Head of SEED- Sustainable Economic and Environmental Research Center at YVC; Israel, and the Senior Research Fellow at the Natural Resources and Environmental Research Center (NRERC), University of Haifa, Israel. Her research interests are climate change economics, environmental policy evaluation, energy and natural resource economics, and water management. She joined Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in 2007 in the Climate Change Modelling and Policy programme, where she was developing new integrated assessment modelling for climate-change impact and climate-change mitigation and adaptation policy evaluation focusing on agriculture, and land and water managing. In 2015-16 she was the visiting researcher at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley where she was analyzing the economic aspects of biofuels.
She developed a Computable General Equilibrium model of the Israeli economy and has been conducting climate change adaptation and mitigation policy analyses. In addition, she carried out econometric researches on external costs and economic incentives in solid waste management. Currently Dr. Palatnik is an IIASA-Israel Program Associate Visiting Professor, working with the IIASA Energy (ENE) Program. The aim of the collaboration is to analyze potential climate pledges for 2050.
Last update: 05-JUL-2019
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