Daniel Felsenstein is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
His fields of interest are economic geography, regional science and urban and regional economics. His work uses the tools of dynamic simulation modeling and spatial econometrics. Current research projects relate to the spatio-temporal modeling of Covid-19 contagion, agent-based modeling of Covid-19 diffusion in cities, simulating urban resilience to large scale shocks, dynamics of change in housing markets and estimating a spatial general equilibrium model for Israel. He has worked in the areas of local economic development, landuse-transportation modeling, measuring regional income disparities, local labor market processes, dynamics of regional housing markets and agent-based modeling of disasters. This research has resulted in over 140 published papers and 6 books on these and other related topics. He is currently academic director of the MA program in Smart Cities and Urban Informatics.
At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he has served as Chair of the Department of Geography 2016-2020, Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, 2002-2010 and Academic Director of the Center for Computational Geography, Department of Geography, Hebrew University, 2009-2015. In terms of service in National and International Organizations he served as a member of the National Council of Surveyors and Land Appraisers 2004-2013, Chair of the National Committee for Geography, Ministry of Education, 2012-2016 and as consultant/national expert to the OECD Programme on Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED). He is currently co-editor of Spatial Economic Analysis (Taylor and Francis).