Palestine’s limited access to international markets and trade disruptions caused by Israeli closures create food shortages as well as surges in prices across the Palestinian territories. For healthier relations between Israel and Palestine, new arrangements are needed to pave the way to a sovereign Palestinian state with full control over its territory and trade policies. This column reports research simulating different trade policies in a future sovereign Palestinian state and assesses which policy options would improve food security in the West Bank.
Jonas LuckmannLecturer and Researcher at the International Agricultural Trade and Development Group, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dr. Luckmann is lecturer and researcher at the International Agricultural Trade and Development Group of the Humboldt University in Berlin since 2016. He is well experienced in lecturing Master and Bachelor students in both German and English. His research interests focus on economic modelling of the water sector. He developed a general equilibrium model centred on the water sector and published in several internationally peer-reviewed journals. He is associate editor of the journal Water Economics and Policy, and is consultant for various international organizations.