The EfD organized and offered another round of PhD-level Panel Data Econometrics course at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia in April-May 2014.
The course was taught by EfD Research Coordinator Yonas Alem who extensively worked on and taught these econometric tools at the University of Gothenburg and other universities. The pool of participants constituted PhD students at Addis Ababa University, Junior research fellows of EfD – Ethiopia, and lecturers of several regional universities in the country. According to the course evaluation report, the panel data econometrics course has been perceived to be a very useful course to improve research capacity of participants and they unanimously recommended offering similar courses in the near future. The interaction with course participants has also been an excellent opportunity to introduce the EfD research mission and the courses offered by the Environmental Economics Unit of the University of Gothenburg in which EfD is based at. The course was the third of its kind to be offered to graduate students and EfD affiliates in Africa.