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.
Hagos, Fitsum, Godswill Makombe, Regassa Namara, and Seleshi Bekele Awulachew, 2010, "Importance of Irrigated Agriculture to the Ethiopian Economy: Capturing the direct net benefits of irrigation", Ethiopian Journal of Development Research,
Hagos, Fitsum, Amare Haileslassie, Seleshi Bekele, Everisto Mapedza and Tesfaye Taffesse. 2011. “Land and water institutions in the Blue Nile Basin: Setups and gaps for improved land and water management.” Review of Policy Research 28:2: 149-170.
Ferede, Tadele. 2008. “Growth linkages and policy effects in a village economy in Ethiopia: An analysis of interactions using a social accounting matrix (SAM) framework” RESEARCH PAPER University of Antwerp 2008,7
Demeke, Mulat, Fantu Guta and Tadele Ferede, 2006, "Agricultural Development and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Building a Case for more Public Support-The Case of Ethiopia", Working Paper No. 02, Policy Assistance Unit of the FAO Sub
Ferede, Tadele and Guido Erreygers. 2009. “The end of subsistence farming: Growth dynamics and investments in human and environmental capital in Ethiopia: Insights from a village economy” Research paper
Hanjra, Munir, Tadele Ferede and Debel Gutta, 2009, "Pathways to breaking the poverty trap in Ethiopia: Investments in agricultural water, education, and markets", Journal of Agricultural Water Management, 96(11), 1596–1604, 2009.
Hanjra, Munir, Tadele Ferede and Debel Gutta, 2009, "Reducing poverty in sub-Saharan Africa through investments in water and other priorities", Journal of Agricultural Water Management, 96(7), 1062–1070, 2009.
Di Falco, Salvatore, Jean-Paul Chavas and Melinda Smale. 2007. “Farmer management of production risk on degraded lands: the role of wheat variety diversity in the Tigray region, Ethiopia.” Agricultural Economics 36:2: 147-156.
Bezabih, M. and Holden, S. T., 2006, "Tenure insecurity, transaction costs in the land lease market and their implications for gendered productivity differentials", International Association of Agricultural Economists Annual Meeting, Queens
Yesuf, Mahmud and Hailemariam Teklewold, 2011, “Risk Preferences and Technology Adoption: Case Studies from Ethiopian Highlands” In Bluffstone, Randall and Gunnar Köhlin, 2011, "Agricultural Investment and Productivity - Building Sustainabi
Hagos, Fitsum, 2011, “Fertilizer Use by Smallholder Households in Northern Ethiopia: Does Risk Aversion Matter?”, In Bluffstone, Randall and Gunnar Köhlin, 2011, "Agricultural Investment and Productivity - Building Sustainability in East Af
Di Falco, Salvatore and Jean-Paul Chavas, 2011, “Crop Biodiversity and the Management of Production Risk on Degraded Lands: Some Evidence from the Highlands of Ethiopia” In Bluffstone, Randall and Gunnar Köhlin, 2011, "Agricultural Investme
Kassie, Menale, 2011, “Where does investment on Sustainable Land Management Technology Work? Empirical Evidence from the Ethiopian Highlands” In Bluffstone, Randall and Gunnar Köhlin, 2011, "Agricultural Investment and Productivity - Buildi
Medhin, Haileselassie and Gunnar Köhlin, 2011, “Soil Conservation and Small Scale Food Production in Highland Ethiopia: A Stochastic Metafrontier Approach” In Bluffstone, Randall and Gunnar Köhlin, 2011, "Agricultural Investment and Product
Holden, Stein, and Mintewab Bezabih, 2009, "Gender and Land Productivity on Rented Land in Ethiopia", The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa Impacts on Poverty, Equity, and Efficiency, edited by Stein T. Holden, Keijiro Otsuka and Frank M.
Tadesse, Million, Stein T. Holden and Ragnar Øygard, 2009, "Contract Choice and Poverty in Southern Highlands of Ethiopia" In The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa Impacts on Poverty, Equity, and Efficiency, edited by Stein T. Holden, Kei
Ghebru, Hosaena and Stein T. Holden, 2009, "Factor Market Imperfections and Rural Land Rental Markets in Northern Ethiopian Highlands" In The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa Impacts on Poverty, Equity, and Efficiency, edited by Stein T.
Benin, Samuel and John Pender, 2009, "Land Rental Markets and Land Management in the Highlands of Ethiopia", In The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa Impacts on Poverty, Equity, and Efficiency, edited by Stein T. Holden, Keijiro Otsuka an
Kassie, Menale, and Stein T. Holden. "Kinship, Tenure Insecurity, Input Use and Land Productivity: The Case of Sharecropping in Ethiopia" In The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa Impacts on Poverty, Equity, and Efficiency, edited by Stei
Deininger, Klaus, Daniel Ayalew Ali and Tekie Alemu, 2009, "Land Rental Markets: Transaction Costs and Tenure Insecurity in Rural Ethiopia" In The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa Impacts on Poverty, Equity, and Efficiency, edited by Ste
Mekonnen, Alemu and Fitalew Agimass. 2011. “Low-income fishermen's willingness-to-pay for fisheries and watershed management: An application of choice experiment to Lake Tana, Ethiopia.” Ecological Economics 71: 162-170.
Di Falco, Salvatore, Marcella Veronesi and Gunnar Köhlin. 2011. “On Adaptation to Climate Change and Risk Exposure in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia.” IED -Institute for Environmental Decisions Working Paper 15: 137-145.
Martinsson, Peter, Haileselassie Medhin and Alpaslan Akay. 2011. “Does Positional Concern Matter in Poor Societies? Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Rural Ethiopia.” World Development 40:2: 428-435.
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Stefan Trautmann, 2010, "Attitudes Toward Uncertainty Among the Poor: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia", Theory and Decision, doi: 10.1007/s11238-011-9250-y.
Gebreegziabher, Zenebe, Berhanu Gebremedhin and Alemu Mekonnen. 2011. “Institutions, sustainable land use and consumer welfare: The case of forest and grazing lands in Northern Ethiopia.” Environment and Development Economics 17:1: 21-40.
Kassie, Menale, Precious Zikhali, John Pender and Gunnar Köhlin. 2011. “Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Agricultural Productivity in Ethiopia: Does Agroecology Matter?.” EfD Discussion Paper 11.
Di Falco, Salvatore, Mahmud Yesuf and Marcella Veronesi. 2011. “Does Adaptation To Climate Change Provide Food Security? A Micro-Perspective From Ethiopia.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93:3: 829-846.
Mekonnen, Alemu, Jesper Stage and Camilla Andersson. 2011. “Impacts of the Productive Safety Net Program in Ethiopia on livestock and tree holdings of rural households.” Journal of Development Economics 94:1: 119-126.
Kassie, Menale, Precious Zikhali, Gunnar Köhlin and John Pender. 2010. “The Economics of Sustainable Land Management Practices in the Ethiopian Highlands.” Journal of Agricultural Economics 61:03: 605-627.