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  • EfD Director and Senior Research Fellow

Köhlin, Gunnar

Gunnar Köhlin is an associate professor at the Environmental Economics Unit, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. As co-founder of the EEU he has now spent 20 years working with applications of environmental economics in developing countries. He is currently director of the Environment for Development initiative.

  • Research Fellow

Damte Beyene, Abebe

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.

  • Research Fellow

Hassen, Sied

Sied Hassen is post-doctoral researcher at Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC), the Ethiopian Development Research Institute from September 1, 2015. He coordinates energy research program at the center. He finished his PhD in Economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2015.

  • Senior Research Fellow and EfD Research Director

Alem, Yonas

Yonas Alem is currently a research fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, where he received his PhD in Economics. He is also the research Director of the EfD network where he undertakes duties of reviewing research proposals, research deliverables and submissions for EfD discussion paper series by researchers in the network.

  • Deputy Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Ferede, Tadele

Tadele Ferede is currently the Deputy Center Director and a Senior Research Fellow at the EfD center in Ethiopia/EEPFE and an assistant professor of economics at the School of Economics of Addis Ababa University. He has teaching experience in macro- and micro-economics and quantitative economics at AAU. He completed his PhD in Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Research Associate

Mutua, John

John M. Mutua is currently working with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of Kenya as a Senior Manager, Economic Regulation. Before he was an Assistant Policy Analyst in the Infrastructure and Economic Services Division at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).

  • Research Fellow

Gebreegziabher, Zenebe

Zenebe Gebreegziabher is a Research Fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He contributes to energy and forestry research programs of the centre. Zenebe is also an assistant professor of economics at the Department of Economics, Mekelle University. He completed his PhD in economics at Wageningen University in 2007.

  • PhD Candidate

Meles, Tensay H.

Tensay Meles is currently a PhD candidate  at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. He is affiliated to the Department of Economics in Mekelle University, Ethiopia.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Mekonnen, Alemu

Alemu Mekonnen is an Associate Professor of economics at the School of Economics of Addis Ababa University. He has taught various subjects in economics for over two decades including natural resource and environmental economics at undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests are on economic development and the environment.

  • Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Medhin, Haileselassie

Haileselassie Medhin  is the center director of ECRC.  His  research interests include behavioral and experimental economics, environmental economics and development economics.

  • Research Fellow

Jaime Torres, Marcela

Marcela Jaime holds a Bachelor in Economics, National University of Colombia, Campus Medellin (Colombia) MSc. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, University of Concepción (Chile) and PhD in Economics, University of Gothenburg (Sweden).

  • Research Associate

Pattanayak, Subhrendu K.

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak is a Professor of Public Policy, Environmental Economics and Global Health at Duke University. Subhrendu’s research is in two domains: (i) economics of environmental health, and (ii) evaluation of forest ecosystem services.

  • Research Associate

Peters, Jörg

Jörg has been studying the economics of energy poverty for several years and has extensively worked on the impacts and adoption of improved cookstoves and electricity access. Among others, he has conducted impact evaluations of a large grid roll-out program in Rwanda, cookstove dissemination programs in Burkina Faso and Senegal as well as a micro-hydro village grid program in Indonesia.

  • Research Fellow

Ruhinduka, Remidius

Remidius Denis Ruhinduka is a EfD research fellow and a lecturer at the department of Economics, University of Dar es Salaam. His research work focuses on various aspects of development economics with special focus on the adoption and impact of Environmental friendly technology in developing countries.  With special interest on behavioral and experimental economics,

  • Program Manager

Olai, Susanna

Susanna Olai is the Program Manager of EfD.  She is currently on maternity leave until the end of 2017. During this time, she will work 20% on coordinating the development of the new EfD strategy.