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  • Senior Research Fellow and EfD Research Coordinator

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 coordinator of EfD where he undertakes duties of reviewing research proposals, research deliverables and submissions for EfD discussion paper series by researchers in the EfD network.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Sterner, Thomas

Thomas Sterner is a professor of environmental economics in Gothenburg and a university fellow at RFF. He has initiated the unit for environmental economics in Gothenburg and participated in its build-up since 1990. He is currently President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Thomas Sterner’s main research interests lie in the design of policy instruments.

  • Program Manager

Jonson, Karin

Karin Jonson is the Program Manager of EfD. She holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Economics and Environmental studies from University of Gothenburg, 2006.

  • Communications

Backteman, Karin

Karin Backteman is communications officer of the Environment for Development initiative and the Environmental Economics Unit, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Questions or comments about the EfD initiative?  Please contact me at or by phone +46 31 786 25 95

  • Senior Research Fellow

Carlsson, Fredrik

Fredrik Carlsson is a professor of economics at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. His fields of specialization are environmental economics, applied microeconomics, and behavioral economics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg in 1999.

  • Research Fellow

Coria, Jessica

Current research: Unintended impacts of the interaction of multiple environmental policies, tradable permits in less developed countries and effects of the choice of environmental policies on the rate of adoption of new technologies. Expertise/Research area: Economic Regulation Environmental Economics Policy Making.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Eggert, Håkan

Håkan Eggert is chairman of the undergraduate environmental social science program and of the masters program in environmental management and economics at the University of Gothenburg. He has been resident advisor at EfD Tanzania, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).

  • 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.

  • Communication Advisor

Hailemichael, Tsehay

Tsehay is the Communication Advisor in the EfD Initiative. She is responsible for overseeing content and information management on EfD's website and also works as a backstop for providing support to communication officers in EfD centers worldwide. She is also responsible for preparing and sending out the EfD newsletter and other relevant information to the EfD network.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Martinsson, Peter

Peter Martinsson´s current research interest is mainly about behavioural economics. He is also interested in environmental economics, health economics, welfare economics and happiness research. Link to his homepage with complete list of publications and cv  

  • Senior Research Fellow, Sida Advisor, Project leader

Ekbom, Anders

Anders Ekbom works at the Environmental Economics Unit (EEU), Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is responsible for a Sida financed Helpdesk for Environmental Economics at EEU. In 2007 he completed his PhD thesis on soil capital, land use and agricultural production in Kenya.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Johansson-Stenman, Olof

My current research interest is largely about behavioral economics and about exploring deviations from the purely selfish, rational and atomistic "homo economicus." I am also interested in environmental economics, transport economics, public economics, risk, welfare economics, happiness research and normative economics more generally.

  • Research Fellow

Lampi, Elina

Elina Lampi is a research fellow at the Environmental Economics Unit, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. Her research interests focus on Environmental Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Environmental Valuation. One of her current research project is on Climate Change and Fairness.  

  • Senior Research Fellow

Löfgren, Åsa

Åsa Löfgren is a research fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. She is currently doing her post-doc which is financed by MISTRA’s Climate Policy Research Program (CLIPORE). Löfgren has studied research questions of both empirical character (e.g.

  • A/Program Manager

Olai, Susanna

Susanna Olai is the interim Program Manager of EfD. She holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Economics and Environmental Studies from University of Gothenburg, 2008.

  • Project Administrator

Goh, Po-Tsan

Po-Ts'an Goh is the Project Administrator for the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD).

  • Financial Assistant

Oliveira, Selma

Selma Oliveira is a finance assistant at the Department of Economics at University of Gothenburg. She supports the EfD Initiative in recording the financial transactions, including maintaining financial records, processing payments, preparing financial reports and handling various ad hoc finance related queries to ensure smooth operation of all finance matters.