A. (Amit) Ashkenazy
Amit is a PhD researcher at TU Delft, where he is looking for new ways to support environmental policy making with agent based models. Amit has worked extensively with government agencies, civil society organizations and companies throughout the world, helping them design new policies that bring us closer to a more sustainable society. Amit graduated from Yale University, where he did his Master’s degree in environmental management, focusing on environmental governance and urbanism.
New technologies allow us to simulate society and nature like never before, and in particular simulations known as “Agent Based Modelling”. These are models where instead of trying to simulate the system, researchers simulate what people do, and observe how does that affect wider phenomena in the world. While ABM has been used to analyse policy, Amit is aiming to simulate the processes by which policy emerges through theories from policy science.
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Engineering Systems and Services
Energy and Industry
Policy analysis, policy theories, political science
Agent based modelling, complexity theory, complex adaptive systems
Environmental policy, industrial ecology, urbanism
A. (Amit) Ashkenazy
Amit Ashkenazy is an expert consultant and researcher of environmental policy. Since 2008 he has been working with governmental agencies, cities, companies, foundations and NGOs to promote sustainability through local action, national legislation and inter-governmental collaboration. He directed the Social-Environmental Caucus in the Israeli Parliament, worked as senior policy analyst on environmental policy and markets, and was fellow of the prestigious Milken Institute fellowship program, the Argov program in leadership and diplomacy, and at the NYC Parks sustainability initiatives team. Amit holds a BA in government, diplomacy and strategy from the IDC, a Master's degree in environmental management from Yale University, and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Technology, Policy and Management from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.