Dr Dambala Gelo Kutela is an Assistant Professor of Economics in School of Economics and Finance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is a former postdoc fellow in School of Economics, University of Cape Town. Dambala is also affiliated with Department of Economics, University of Mannheim and Environment for Development (EfD) network respectively as research fellow and associate researcher. In 2017, he was visiting scholar of Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. Dambala has a broad range of research interests in applied microeconomics, political economy, industrial organization and competition policy. He has widely written papers on property right change and welfare, collective action and elite capture, non-market valuation of environmental services, household energy transition, precautionary saving, child schooling and social-dilemma under ambiguity. Some of these researches have been published in journals such as World Development, World Development Perspective, Ecological Economics and Journal of Forest Economics while others have currently been revised and resubmitted to top field journals. His methodological focus in applied microeconomic researches includes causal inference, program evaluation, machine learning and discrete choice models. Dambala is currently teaching graduate class of Microeconomics (game theory, decision theory and contract theory) in School of Economics and Finance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.