Prof. Avi Degani

Prof. Avi Degani


  • Tel Aviv University – Academic Staff (since 1972)
  • MA and Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  • B.Sc., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Areas of Expertise:

An expert in research methodology and development of models in spatial research, and their implementation in economic and marketing feasibility studies. Expert in information strategy and public opinion research

  • An expert with an international reputation, who implements developments in spatial research in the planning of economic and social systems, education and welfare – from the municipal level to the national level. Works in Israel and abroad.
  • The first to bring Israel and Tel Aviv University the field of GIS as a new scientific branch.

Developer of the scientific field “geokg”. Over 30 years of experience in Israel and abroad, including the development and operation of geo-economic models such as:

  • A National Prioritization Model for Industrial / Employment Zones in the State of Israel, conducted for the Ministry of Finance
  • Planning the deployment strategy of network branches, including TOYS-R-US, IKEA, Home Center, Cinema City, Ace, Auto Depot, Zara, Shilav, banks, including City-Bank and HSBC.
  • Income-producing real estate projects abroad: Jordan, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Romania, Poland, Kazakhstan
  • Estimates of market size in Israel, Macro-Economic work of the food market, cosmetics market, clothing market, etc.
  • A national economic-marketing optimization model for the deployment of Israeli lottery branches
  • Support of newspaper systems, including the development of a distribution model for subscribers
  • A model for optimizing the deployment of cellular communications services in Israel
  • Prioritizing regional and national projects for the Jewish Agency, evaluating social and regional projects
  • Many research and strategic planning work in the areas of drug abuse prevention, community policing and public safety

12.2020:  Prof. Avi Degani is the political and social surveyor for the Albanian television company, ABC News Albania: