Samuel Abera is the Data Management and Knowledge Repository program lead at ECRC. He has MSc in Statistics from Addis Ababa University and MPhil in Demography from University of Cape Town. His areas of expertise include Computational Statistics, Econometric Modeling, Impact Evaluation, Demographic Analysis, Health Economics, and Project Management.
Hala Abou-Ali is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. Areas of Interest: Health Economics Environmental Economics
George Adu has completed the following course at the EEU; Natural Resources Economics.
Farzana Afridi is an associate professor in the Economics and Planning unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi. Her research interests lie in the areas of child development, gender, social identities and governance. She has conducted extensive research on different facets of India’s school meal program and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Her current research agenda focuses on school accountability, women’s labor force participation and corruption in the delivery of social security programs. Prior to ISI, she was an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University (New York) and the Delhi School of Economics. She is a Research Fellow at the IZA (Bonn, Germay). Her research has been published in the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics and Economic Development and Cultural Change, among others. She obtained a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan in 2006.. Webpage
Shakeb Afsah is a Performance Monitoring & Public Disclosure Specialist at Performeks, Betsheda, Maryland. His main research interests are environmental performance monitoring and public disclosure; climate management strategies.
Esteban works as project administrator for the EfD secretariat. His main tasks are to work on with the EfD indicators and prepare for the next project evaluation.
Wisdom Akpalu was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) in University of Pretoria but has recently moved to the USA. Wisdom Akpalu has an extensive research interest within the broader area of natural resource management, health economics and experimental economics.
Heidi J. Albers (Jo) is the Knobloch Wyoming Excellence Chair in Conservation Economics and Finance in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming. She collaborates with EfD in Tanzania and Central America in the areas of forest, marine, and wildlife conservation and management.
Yonas Alem is currently a research fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, where he received his PhD in Economics. He is also the research Director of the EfD network where he undertakes duties of reviewing research proposals, research deliverables and submissions for EfD discussion paper series by researchers in the network.
Tekie Alemu is a Senior Research Fellow at the Environmental Economics Policy Forum for Ethiopia which is housed at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. He was also the Dean of School of Economics and assistant professor at Addis Ababa University. He specializes in environmental and resource economics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg in 1999.
Francisco Alpízar is Senior Researcher and former Director of Research at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Costa Rica. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the Environment for Development Initiative. His research explores incentive based approaches to improve private and public management and use of natural resource.
Jessica Alvsilver is currently employed by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency where she assesses and advices on environmental policy including the design and evaluation of policy instruments and the valuation of ecosystem services. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from University of Gothenburg. Her research areas include welfare and development economics and valuation.
Sahleselassie Amare is a Research Officer and GIS analysis specialist at ECRC. He holds BSc. in Agriculture from Mekelle University and MSc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation from ITC (Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation), University of Twente.
Santiago Arango Aramburo is Professor at the Faculty of Mines, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, and Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Simulation/Energy Modelling from the University of Bergen, Norway.
Claudia Aravena has completed the following courses at the EEU; Environmental Economics and Policy Making
Tiruwork Arega is a Research Officer at Environment and Climate Research Center, EDRI. She received Master’s degree in Climate and Society from Mekelle University in 2015. Her research interests include energy economics, climate economics, environmental economics, technology adoption and resource flow.
Rodrigo Arriagada is Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Director of the Research Nucleus Center for the Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies (http://www.cesiep.cl). Rodrigo holds a PhD in environmental and resource economics from North Carolina State University.
Wasantha Athukorala has completed the following courses at the EEU; Environmental Economics and Policy Making, Natural Resources Economics.
Ther Aung is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill affiliated with Dr. Jagger's Forest Use, Energy, and Livelihoods (FUEL) Lab. She is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the nexus of energy, climate and human health.