Tomer Fishman

Postdoctoral Associate

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Tel: 436-4835

Faculty Support
Timothy De Cerbo, 203 436-4421



PhD, Environmental Studies (Nagoya University, Japan), MA, Environmental Engineering, (Nagoya University, Japan), BA, Economics (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel).


Dr. Tomer Fishman is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Industrial Ecology in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Nagoya University. His work contributed to United Nations reports and he has served as the president of the student chapter of the International Society for Industrial Ecology 2014-2015.

His research is focused towards understanding how the materials that accumulate in society in buildings, infrastructure, and other goods affect society, economy, and the environment. He studies the flows and stocks of materials in human societies and the mutual interactions of material consumption, economic activity, and development.

His current research explores scenarios and forecasts of the accumulation of critical materials and construction materials accumulation in the American and global economies, and the environmental consequences of these trends.

Research interests

  • Drivers of anthropogenic material consumption and stock accumulation
  • Material stocks & flows
  • Socio-economic metabolism
  • Econometric & stochastic analysis and forecasting
  • Geospatial analysis

Publications and further information:


Material Flow Analysis and Socioeconomic Metabolism Seminar, Spring 2018

Socioeconomic Metabolism - Advanced Seminar, Spring 2017