Economic Sectors Team

Economic Sectors Policy Study Sector

Dr. Tadesse Kuma

Lead Researcher

Tadesse Kuma Worako (PhD) is a lead researcher at Policy Studies Institute (PSI). He holds PhD in Agricultural Economics from University of Free State, Republic of South Africa, in September 2008. His PhD dissertation investigates “Performance of Agricultural Commodity Marketing in the Emerging Market Economies”; specifically, evaluate “Price Transmission the Deregulated Ethiopian Coffee Market”. Since then he deeply engaged in various policy research works mainly focus on production and marketing agricultural products, agricultural extension, value chain assessment, private investment in commercial agriculture, rural-urban development, food and nutrition security, resilience to climate change, forest management, food price analysis, CAADP initiatives and its implementation, land certification and tenure security, and other multiple research works. During this process, he published several articles at highly recognized international journals and multiple research outputs. In addition to research activities, Worako also has been serving as lecturer for post graduate programs on Agriculture and Rural Development. He is currently heading the Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development Policy Study Center (ATRD-PSC) of PSI.

Dr. Endale Gebrie

Lead Researcher

Dr. Mekonnen Bekele

Lead Researcher

Mekonnen Bekele Wakeyo conducted research in the socio-economic and environmental aspects of irrigation, irrigation financing and institutions, price incentive and disincentive, education, micro and small enterprises and foreign direct investment.

Dr. Ashagrie Gibtan

Senior Researcher

Ashagrie Gibtan Ejigu (PhD) is a lead researcher at Agricultural Modernization and Rural Development Policy Study Center of Policy Study Institute (PSI). He obtained his doctorate in Food and Biotechnology from South Korea in 2016. Since April 2017, he is working on research and formulation of policies and strategies that are helpful for agriculture modernization, bioeconomy, and rural development in Ethiopia. Currently, he is involved in research works mainly focusing on bio economy (biomass utilization), agriculture growth performance focusing on food security and industrial inputs, and pesticides use and management policies. Previously, he worked as university professor and lecturer at Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, and Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.

Dr. G/Meskel Mamo

Researcher

Dr. Zemenfes G/Egziabhere

Researcher

Ato Wubalem Siraw

Researcher

Ato Abaynew Wudu

Researcher

Dr. Girum Abebe

Lead Researcher

Girum Abebe is a researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He obtained Ph.D in Development Economics from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).

Dr. Mulu Gebreyesus

Lead Researcher

Mulu Gebreeyesus (PhD) is a senior researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) starting July 2014. He had been working as a senior researcher at the UNU-MERIT, the Netherlands until recently (2008-2014).

Dr. Amare Matebu

Lead Researcher and Center Coordinator

Amare Matebu, PhD studied Industrial Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Addis Ababa University and obtained his PhD degree in 2012. He has led many research projects relating to industrial development policy and strategy issues in Ethiopia. He has published many academic teaching materials, research books and journal articles. Currently, he is working as a Lead Researcher and Coordinator in Industrial Development Policy Study Center of Policy Studies institute.

Dr. G/Yohannes Birhane

Lead Researcher

Dr. Netsanet Jote

Senior Researcher

Dr. Berihu Assefa

Senior Researcher

Berihu Assefa is a Senior Associate Researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). Currently he is the director of the Trade, Trade Logistics and Markets Program at the Economic Policy Analysis Unit of EDRI.

Dr. Tigabu Degu

Senior Researcher

Tigabu Degu Getahun (PhD) is a research fellow at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute since 2005. He is also a senior researcher at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn starting from 2015.

Ato Dereje Rahment

Assistant Research Fellow

Ato Sisay Sintayehu

Assistant Research Fellow

Ato Sirack Kassahun

Beginner Researcher

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