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.
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.
Dufwenberg, Martin, Gunnar Köhlin, Peter Martinsson and Haileselassie Medhin. 2016. “Thanks but no thanks: A new policy to reduce land conflict.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 77: 31-55.
Damte Beyene, Abebe and Menale Kassie. 2015. “Speed of adoption of improved maize varieties in Tanzania: An application of duration analysis.” Technological Forecasting and Social Change Volume 96, :July 2015: 298-307.
Bluffstone, Randall, Mahmud Yesuf, Bilisuma Bushie, Takuro Uehara and Demessie Damite. 2015. “Livestock and Private Tree Holdings in Rural Ethiopia: The Effects of Collective Action Institutions, Tenure Security and Market Access.” The Journal of Development Studies 51:9: 1193-1209.
Gelo, Dambala and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2015. “Decentralization, Market Integration, and Efficiency-Equity Trade-Offs: Evidence from Joint Forest Management in Ethiopian Villages.” EfD Discussion Paper Series 15-18.
Ferede, Tadele, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Fantu Guta and Jörgen Levin. 2015. “ Biofuel Investments and Implications for the Environment in Ethiopia: An Economy-wide Analysis.” EfD Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 15-11.
Kassie, Menale, Hailemariam Teklewold, Moti Jaleta, Paswel Marenya and Olaf Erenstein. 2014. “Understanding the adoption of a portfolio of sustainableintensification practices in eastern and southern Africa.” Land Use Policy 42: 400-411.
Bluffstone, Randall and Elizabeth J Z Robinson. 2014. Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration Published by Routledge RFF Press.
Damte Beyene, Abebe, Alemu Mekonnen and Zenebe Gebreegziabher. 2014. “Natural Resource Collection and Children’s Literacy - Empirical Evidence from Panel Data in Rural Ethiopia.” EfD Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 14-18.
Bezu, Sosina, Girma T. Kassie, Bekele Shiferaw and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert. 2014. “Impact of Improved Maize Adoption on Welfare of Farm Households in Malawi: A Panel Data Analysis.” World Development 59: 120-131.
Teshome, Akalu, Jan de Graaff, Coen Ritsema and Menale Kassie. 2014. “Farmers’ Perceptions About The Influence Of Land Quality, Land Fragmentation And Tenure Systems On Sustainable Land Management In The North Western Ethiopian Highlands.” Land Degradation and Development : .
Sterner, Thomas, Yonas Alem, Francisco Alpízar, Cyndi Spindell Berck, Carlos Chávez Rebolledo, Johane Dikgang, Stephen Kirama, Gunnar Köhlin, Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Alemu Mekonnen and Jintao Xu. 2014. “The Environment for Development Initiative: lessons learned in research, academic capacity building and policy intervention to manage resources for sustainable growth.” Environment and Development Economics 19:3: 367-391.
Bezabih, Mintewab, Salvatore Di Falco and Alemu Mekonnen. 2014. “On the Impact of Weather Variability and Climate Change on Agriculture: Evidence from Ethiopia.” EfD Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 14-15.
Gebreegziabher, Zenebe, Alemu Mekonnen, Tadele Ferede, Fantu Guta, Jörgen Levin, Gunnar Köhlin, Tekie Alemu and Lars Bohlin. 2014. “Biofuels Can Have a Win-win Outcome that Improves Smallholder Productivity and Increases Household Welfare” EfD Research Brief 13-02
Di Falco, Salvatore and Marcella Veronesi. 2014. “Managing Environmental Risk in Presence of Climate Change: The Role of Adaptation in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia.” Environmental & Resource Economics 57:4: 553-577.
Gebreegziabher, Zenebe, Linus Naik, Rethabile Melamu and Bedru Babulo Balana. 2014. “Prospects and Challenges for Urban Application of Biogas Installations in Sub-Saharan Africa .” Biomass and Bioenergy :forthcoming : .
Ferede, Tadele, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Fantu Guta, Jörgen Levin and Gunnar Köhlin. 2014. “While biofuels expansion can help improve economic growth, it can be harmful to the external sector” EfD Research Brief 13-08