|Education||Ph.D., Innovation, Economics, and Governance for Development, United Nations University & Maastricht University (UNU-MERIT), the Netherlands (In Progress)|
|STAARS Research||Climate-Smart Innovations, Poverty Dynamics, and Adaptive Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Garrick Blalock)|
Wondimagegn Tesfaye is a PhD Fellow at the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), in the Netherlands. He received his MSc degree in Agricultural Economics from Haramaya University, Ethiopia. Before joining UNU-MERIT, he has served as a Lecturer at Haramaya University. He has also worked as a part-time researcher for a consulting firm. His current research project focuses on the effect of climate-smart technological innovations on adaptive capacity and poverty dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa. His research interest revolves around development economics with a particular focus on areas including agricultural innovations, risk management, climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable intensification, food and nutrition security, poverty dynamics and resilience, agricultural households’ decision making and social protection. Wondimagegn has a strong interest in quantitative methods particularly applied Microeconometrics, impact evaluation and mathematical programming.