University of California, Riverside

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Ariel Dinar

Ariel Dinar

Distinguished Professor

School of Public Policy
4135 Interdisciplinary South
(951) 827-4526

Research Areas

  • Water and Environmental Economics
  • Water Policy
  • Climate Change
  • Regional Cooperation
  • Cooperative Game Theory
  • Economics of Extension


  • Ph.D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1984
  • M.S. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1974
  • B.S. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1972


Ariel Dinar is a Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy at the School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside. His work addresses various aspects of economic and strategic behavior of management of natural resources and the environment. Dr Dinar received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since then he spent 15 years in the World Bank working on water economics and climate change issues. In 2009, Dr Dinar moved to UCR, where he assumed a professorship at University of California, Riverside. Dr Dinar founded the Water Science and Policy Center, which he directed until 2014. Dr Dinar is an International Fellow of the Center for Agricultural Economic Research of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel since November 2010; a Fulbright Senior Specialist since 2003; and was named the 2015 Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. He authored and co-authored nearly 150 peer reviewed papers and co-authored and edited 24 books and textbooks. He founded two technical journals (Strategic Behavior and the Environment, and Water Economics and Policy) for which he serves as an Editor-in-Chief.

View Professor Dinar's CV here



  • Dinar, A. and Y. Tsur, Management of Transboundary Water Resources Under Scarcity: A Multidisciplinary Approach, World Scientific Publishers, 2017.
  • Dinar, S. and A. Dinar, International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use Across Political Boundaries, University of California Press, 2016.
  • Dinar, A., V. Pochat, and J. Albiac (Eds.), Water Pricing Experiences and Innovations, Springer Publishing, 2015.


Technical Papers:

  • Moretti, S., F. Patrone, A. Dinar, and S. Abdel-Dayem, Sharing the Costs of Complex Water Projects: Application to the West Delta Water Conservation and Irrigation Rehabilitation Project, Egypt. Games, 7, 18, doi:10.3390/g7030018, 2016
  • Regnacq, C., A. Dinar, and E. Hanak, The Gravity of Water: Water Trade Frictions in Califor-nia. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(5):1273-1294.
  • Kahil, M. T., J. Albiac, A. Dinar, E. Calvo, E. Esteban, L. Avella, M. Garcia-Molla,  The Debate on Water Policies: Evidence from Drought in Spain, Water, 8(2), 34. doi:10.3390/w8020034, 2016 (15 pp.).
  • Ortiz-Correa. J., M.  Resende and A. Dinar, Impact of Access to Water and Sanitation Services on Educational Attainment, Water Resources & Economics,, 2015 (17 pp.).
  • Ashraf, A., A. Dinar, E. Monteiro, and T. Gaston, Adaptation in California Agriculture: What Have We Been Assessing for Two and a Half Decades? Climate Change Economics, 7(2), 2016, 1650001, DOI: 10.1142/S2010007816500019 (19 pp.)

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University of California, Riverside
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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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School of Public Policy
4133 CHASS Interdisciplinary South

Tel: (951) 827-5564


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