Dr. Avigail Ferdman is the 2019-2020 Mimshak Fellow at the Israel National Economic Council. She teaches urban planning and climate change policy at Ben Gurion University. Previously she held post-doctoral fellowships at Freie Universität Berlin, University of Toronto and the Hebrew University. 

Ferdman's research interests are green recovery, smart cities, autonomous vehicles, public goods and applied philosophy. Her background includes urban and transportation planning.