Visited: Spring, 2014
Alebel Weldesilassie is a research fellow at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), a think tank that conducts policy-relevant research and advises the Government of Ethiopia on economic development. He also acts as the Director of the Poverty and Sectoral Research Directorate of the EDRI, as well as an assistant professor at the Addis Ababa University School of Economics. He obtained a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Hohenheim University, Germany and a MSc. in Economic Policy Analysis from Addis Ababa University and BSc. in Agricultural Economics from Alemaya University. At Berkeley he is taking coursework on impact evaluation and the intersection of psychology and economics. He is also implementing an EASST funded research project with Jonathan Robinson and Brian Giera at the University of California, Santa Cruz.