Abebe Damte is a research fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) based at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). His field of specialization is in environmental economics which include natural resource management, energy, climate change and agriculture. Methodologically he has a focus on applying micro-econometrics such as cross-section and panel data econometrics. His current research focuses on household energy choice, improved cook stove use and REDD+, forest and people’s livelihood, and adaptation to climate change such as analyzing the impact of sustainable land management practices. Abebe has published his research works in a number of reputable journals. He has taught various subjects in economics both at undergraduate and graduate levels. He has also supervised both undergraduate and graduate students. He obtained his PhD degree in Economics from the University of Pretoria. The title of his thesis was ‘Essays in rural energy, forest dependency and covariates of fuel saving technologies in Ethiopia’.
Poverty and natural resource management
Valuation of environmental goods and services
Rural and Urban energy issues