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  • Data Management and Knowledge Repository Program lead

Abera, Samuel

Samuel Abera is the Data Management and Knowledge Repository program lead at ECRC. He has MSc in Statistics from Addis Ababa University and MPhil in Demography from University of Cape Town. His areas of expertise include Computational Statistics, Econometric Modeling, Impact Evaluation, Demographic Analysis, Health Economics, and Project Management.

Abou-Ali, Hala

Hala Abou-Ali is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. Areas of Interest: Health Economics Environmental Economics

Adu, George

George Adu has completed the following course at the EEU; Natural Resources Economics.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Afridi, Farzana

Farzana Afridi is an associate professor in the Economics and Planning unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi. Her research interests lie in the areas of child development, gender, social identities and governance. She has conducted extensive research on different facets of India’s school meal program and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Her current research agenda focuses on school accountability, women’s labor force participation and corruption in the delivery of social security programs. Prior to ISI, she was an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University (New York) and the Delhi School of Economics. She is a Research Fellow at the IZA (Bonn, Germay). Her research has been published in the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics and Economic Development and Cultural Change, among others. She obtained a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan in 2006..     Webpage

  • Research associate

Afsah, Shakeb

Shakeb Afsah is a Performance Monitoring & Public Disclosure Specialist at Performeks, Betsheda, Maryland. His main research interests are environmental performance monitoring and public disclosure; climate management strategies.

  • Research Associate

Akpalu, Wisdom

Wisdom Akpalu was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) in University of Pretoria but has recently moved to the USA. Wisdom Akpalu has an extensive research interest within the broader area of natural resource management, health economics and experimental economics.

  • 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.

  • Senior Research Fellow and EfD Research Director

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

  • Senior Research Fellow

Alemu, Tekie

Tekie Alemu is a Senior Research Fellow at the Environmental Economics Policy Forum for Ethiopia which is housed at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. He was also the Dean of School of Economics and assistant professor at Addis Ababa University. He specializes in environmental and resource economics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg in 1999.

  • 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.

Alvsilver, Jessica

Jessica Alvsilver is currently employed by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency where she assesses and advices on environmental policy including the design and evaluation of policy instruments and the valuation of ecosystem services. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from University of Gothenburg. Her research areas include welfare and development economics and valuation.

  • GIS Analyst

Amare, Sahleselassie

Sahleselassie Amare is a Research Officer and GIS analysis specialist at ECRC. He holds BSc. in Agriculture from Mekelle University and MSc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation from ITC (Faculty of  Geo-information Science and Earth Observation), University of Twente.

  • Research Manager

Amuakwa-Mensah, Franklin

Dr. Amuakwa-Mensah is the EfD Research Manager, responsible for administrating the EfD research fund and in collaboration with the Research Committee review submitted research proposals, research deliverables and submissions for EfD discussion paper series by researchers in the network.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Arango Aramburo, Santiago

Santiago Arango Aramburo is Professor at the Faculty of Mines, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, and Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Simulation/Energy Modelling from the University of Bergen, Norway.   

  • Research Associate

Aravena, Claudia

Claudia Aravena is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom - UK), Board Member of the Latin American Environmental and Resource Economics Association (LAERE) and Research Associate of EfD Colombia. She holds a PhD in Energy and Environmental Economics from Queen’s University Belfast (UK).

Aravena, Claudia

Claudia Aravena has completed the following courses at the EEU; Environmental Economics and Policy Making

  • Research Officer

Arega, Tiruwork

Tiruwork Arega is a Research Officer at Environment and Climate Research Center, EDRI. She received Master’s degree in Climate and Society from Mekelle University in 2015. Her research interests include energy economics, climate economics, environmental economics, technology adoption and resource flow.

  • International Research Associate

Arriagada, Rodrigo

Rodrigo Arriagada is Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Director of the Research Nucleus Center for the Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies ( Rodrigo holds a PhD in environmental and resource economics from North Carolina State University.

Athukorala, Wasantha

Wasantha Athukorala has completed the following courses at the EEU; Environmental Economics and Policy Making, Natural Resources Economics.