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Researchers

  • Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Madrigal, Róger

Róger Madrigal is Center Director and Senior research fellow at EfD-CA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Freiburg in Germany. His Ph.D. dissertation is titled “Collective action towards the use and management of natural resources in Costa Rica”. He is the academic coordinator of the M.Sc Program in Economics, Development and Climate Change at Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE). His current research deals with community-based management of water resources in the face of climate change.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Alpízar, Francisco

Francisco Alpízar is Senior Researcher and former Director of Research at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Costa Rica. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the Environment for Development Initiative.  His research explores incentive based approaches to improve private and public management and use of natural resource.

  • Center Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow

Turpie, Jane

Jane Turpie is the deputy director of EPRU. She has a PhD in Behavioural Ecology (1994) and has worked and taught in the applied fields of Conservation Biology and Resource Economics for the past 16 years.

  • International Research Associate

Albers, Heidi J.

Heidi J. Albers (Jo) is the Knobloch Wyoming Excellence Chair in Conservation Economics and Finance in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming. She collaborates with EfD in Tanzania and Central America in the areas of forest, marine, and wildlife conservation and management.

  • Research Fellow

Kirama, Stephen

Stephen Kirama [Cert (Philososphy); B.A (hons); M.A; and PhD in Economics] is a Research Fellow at EfD Tanzania and Lecturer at the Department of Economics University of Dar es Salaam.

  • Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Lokina, Razack

Razack Lokina is an associate professor of Economics, Center Director and Senior Research Fellow at EfD Tanzania. He also a lectures in Microeconomics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Quantitative methods and Econometrics, and Project Appraisal and Planning, and conducts research and consultancy in poverty, resource, and environmental economics.

  • Research Fellow

Liu, Shilei

Shilei Liu received his PhD in Economics from National School of Development, Peking University, in 2018. He is currently an postdoctoral researcher in NSD. As a research fellow of EfD China, he mainly works on the marine program, including ocean pollution and management, seafood production, etc.

  • Research Associate

Robinson, Elizabeth J Z

Elizabeth Robinson is Professor of Environmental Economics at the School of Agriculture, Policy, and Development, University of Reading, UK; and holds a non-resident associate position in Environmental Economics at the Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.