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Colleagues and friends of Dan Yaron submitted the following tributes. While each submission comes from an individual who knew Dan in a very different way, they all remark on his immeasurable contributions to the field of agricultural eco nomics, his unique approach, which combines his training and experience with his scientific background, and the admirable professionalism and civility that was apparent in every project he undertook. His work, initially inspired by the chal lenge of farmers in the arid Negev, eventually took him to the United States to work with universities and to serve on commissions furnishing his research with global applicability. Dan is not only admired for his enormous contributions to the vast body of research available in his field, but also for the commitment and dedi cation he epitomized. He will be greatly missed by those of us who were fortunate enough to make his acquaintance. ELIFEINERMAN The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel Dan Yaron, my teacher and mentor of blessed memory, was a man of wisdom, thought, counsel and deeds. His many talents, his endless energy and his ambition led him to blaze new trails in research, to ask the relevant questions while separat ing the wheat from the chaff, and to answer them while mastering the most ad vanced scientific analyses.
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1. Dan Yaron: The Person, His Work and His Legacy; A. Dinar, D. Zilberman.
2. The Israel Water Economy: An Overview; D. Yaron.
3. Empirical Analysis of the Demand for Water by Israeli Agriculture; D. Yaron.
4. Wheat Response to Soil Moisture and the Optimal Irrigation Policy under Conditions of Unstable Rainfall; D. Yaron, et al.
5. A Model for the Economic Evaluation of Water Quality in Irrigation; D. Yaron, E. Bresler.
6. Application of Dynamic Programming in Markov Chains to the Evaluation of Water Quality in Irrigation; D. Yaron, A. Olian.
7. A Model for Optimal Irrigation Scheduling with Saline Water; D. Yaron, et al.
8. Optimal Allocation of Farm Irrigation Water during Peak Seasons; D. Yaron, A. Dinar.
9. The Value of Information on the Response Function of Crops to Soil Salinity; E. Feinerman, D. Yaron.
10. A Model for the Analysis of Seasonal Aspects of Water Quality Control; D. Yaron.
11. Treatment Optimization of Municipal Wastewater and Reuse for Regional Irrigation; A. Dinar, D. Yaron.
12. Evaluating Cooperative Game Theory in Water Resources; A. Dinar, et al.
13. Adoption and Abandonment of Irrigation Technologies; A. Dinar, D. Yaron.
14. An Approach to the Problem of Water Allocation to Israel and the Palestinian Entity; D. Yaron.
15. Placing Dan Yaron's Work in the Literature; D. Zilberman, A. Dinar.
Appendix: Dan Yaron's Graduate Students.