Gabriel Hinju is an EfDT research fellow and a lecturer of Economics at the Department of Economics and Geography, Dar es salaam University College of Education, a constituent College of the University of Dar es salaam. His research work focuses on various aspects of development and environmental economics with a special focus on the adoption and impact of environmentally friendly technologies in developing countries. Hinju also explored various drivers for an individual to commit crimes, particularly wildlife crimes in developing countries. Driven by the nature of his research interest, Hinju has extensive fieldwork experiences in implementing large and complex surveys in both rural and urban settings of developing countries.
He has completed his PhD in economics University of Dar e salaam in May 2020. He actively participated in various professional training on environmental valuation and behavioral economics at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. During his professional career, he has been consulted extensively with various national and international organizations such as the World Bank, TWAWEZA, I4ID, and the United Republic of Tanzania. Hinju in collaboration with a team of researchers from the Policy Studies Institute and Duke University is currently conducting a study on Barriers to Off-Grid Energy Development: Evidence from a Comparative Survey of Private Sector Energy Service Providers in East Africa.
Expertise/ Research Areas:
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics