Welcome to the Environment and Climate Research Center
The Environment and Climate Research Center aims to conduct rigorous policy-oriented research on the economics of climate and the environment, undertake impact evaluation of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE)-related interventions, provide evidence-based policy advice, compile and disseminate knowledge and data, serve as a research-policy interaction hub, and contribute to capacity building on the economics of climate change and the environment.The center was officially established on February 23, 2015 and instituted as a special research center within the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). EDRI has partnered with the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to establish the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC).
ECRC builds upon EDRI’s long-standing collaborative research program with EfD, the Environmental Economics Policy Forum for Ethiopia (EEPFE), a pioneer project in Ethiopia’s environment and climate policy research.
Gebreegziabher, Zenebe, G. Cornelis van Kooten and Daan P van Soest. 2017. “Technological Innovation and Dispersion: Environmental Benefits and the Adoption of Improved Biomass Cookstoves in Tigrai, Northern Ethiopia.” Energy Economics 67: 337-345.
Damte Beyene, Abebe, Alemu Mekonnen, Menale Kassie, Salvatore Di Falco and Mintewab Bezabih. 2017. “Determinants of Adoption and Impacts of Sustainable Land Management and Climate Smart Agricultural Practices (SLM-CSA)” EfD Discussion Paper Series
Damte Beyene, Abebe, Alemu Mekonnen, Menale Kassie, Salvatore Di Falco and Mintewab Bezabih. 2017. “Determinants of Adoption and Impacts of Sustainable Land Management and Climate Smart Agricultural Practices (SLM-CSA): Panel Data Evidence from the Ethiopian Highlands.” EfD Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 17-10.
Hailu, Elias, Mintewab Bezabih and Tadele Ferede. 2017. “The Impact of Credit Constraints and Climatic Factors on Choice of Adaptation Strategies: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia.” EfD Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 17-01.
Gebreheiwot, Tagel, Anne van der Veen and Ben Maathuis. 2016. “Governing agricultural drought: Monitoring using the vegetation condition index.” Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management 9:3: 354-371.
Teklewold, Hailemariam, Alemu Mekonnen, Gunnar Köhlin and Salvatore Di Falco. 2017. “Does Adoption of multiple climate-smart practices improve farmers’ climate resilience? Empirical evidence from the Nile basin of Ethiopia.” Climate Change Economics 8: No. 1 (2017) 1750001: .
Gebreegziabher, Zenebe and G. Cornelis van Kooten. 2015. “Single versus Multiple Objective(s) Decision Making: An Application to Subsistence Farms in Northern Ethiopia.” Ethiopian Journal of Economics XXIV:2: 129-157.
Vieider, Ferdinand, Abebe Damte Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Sahan Dissanayake, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Peter Martinsson and Alemu Mekonnen. 2016. “Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia.” Economic Development and Cultural Change :forthcoming: .
Teklewold, Hailemariam, Alemu Mekonnen, Gunnar Köhlin and Salvatore Di Falco. 2016. “Does Adoption of Multiple Climate-Smart Practices Improve Farmers’ Climate Resilience? Empirical Evidence from the Nile Basin of Ethiopia.” EfD Discussion Paper Series 16-21.
Gebreegziabher, Zenebe, Alemu Mekonnen, Rahel Deribe and Samuel Abera. 2016. “Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change of the Farming Sector in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia A Micro-level Perspective.” EfD Discussion Paper Series 19-16.
Woubishet, Dawit. 2013. “The Effects of Groundwater and Surface Water Use on Total Water Availability and Implications for Water Management: The Case of Lake Naivasha, Kenya.” Water Resources Management 27:9: 3477-3492.
Woubishet, Dawit. 2016. “Accounting for Spatial Non-Stationarity to Estimate Population Distribution Using Land Use/Cover. Case Study: the Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya .” Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planing 4:1: 33-44.
Damte Beyene, Abebe, Randall Bluffstone and Alemu Mekonnen. 2016. “Even when communities do a good job of managing forests, additional incentives are needed to encourage them to store more carbon: A Study in Ethiopia” EfD Research Brief DRB 13-07
Akay, Alpaslan, Lisa Andersson, Peter Martinsson and Haileselassie Medhin. 2014. “Positional Concerns among the Poor: Does Reference Group Matter? Evidence from Survey Experiments.” Journal of African Economies 23:5: 673-699.