Haileselassie Medhin is the center director of ECRC. His research interests include behavioral and experimental economics, environmental economics and development economics. His current research combines insights from behavioral economics with experimental and survey data to address issues related to the behavior and livelihood of poor farm-households in developing countries, such as agricultural technology adoption, social learning, attitudes towards risk and ambiguity, status concerns, social preferences, cooperative behavior, and the management of natural resources. Medhin completed his PhD in Economics from the University of Gothenburg in 2013 and his dissertation was titled 'The Poor and Their Neighbors: Essays on Behavioral and Experimental Economics'. He also completed his MSc in Economics from the University of Gothenburg in 2007 and his BA in Economics from Addis Ababa University in 2004.