Dr Elias Mulugeta Woldesenbet




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Research Group

Agri-food Systems Economics

Research Interests

  • Valuation of ecosystem services
  •  GHG emission and economics evaluation of grassland management 
  • Climate change and carbon inventory quantification

Link to Publications

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Dr Elias Mulugeta is an Environmental Economist and has more than 15 years of experience in economic research in the area of food, agriculture and environment and their relationship. Dr Elias joined AFBI in August 2014 as an Agricultural Economist. He is responsible first for environmental modelling and then transferred to system modelling in 2020. He had worked previously at the International Livestock research Institute (ILRI) as a researcher and at Queen's University as a post-doc research fellow to value ecosystem services provided by peatland habitats. His research interest include valuation of non-market public goods, using choice Modelling and contingent valuation methods and GHG emission. He has applied econometrics and qualitative techniques on diverse environmental goods such as woodlands, biodiversity and recreation. He is also interested in environmental efficiency and profitability analysis.  His main interest area is valuation of ecosystem services and economics of grassland management.

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Van Rensburg, T. M.  & Mulugeta, Elias 2016. Profit efficiency and habitat biodiversity: The case of upland livestock farmers in Ireland. Land Use Policy 54:1–12

Kassie, Menale; Pender, John; Yesuf, Mahmud; Kohlin, Gunnar; Bluffstone, Randy; Mulugeta, Elias 2008. Estimating returns to soil conservation adoption in the northern Ethiopian highlands. Agricultural Eonomics, 38: 213-232

Mulugeta, E., 2004. The impact of agricultural extension on crop production: the case of Amhara region: A probit model analysis. Ethiopian Journal of Natural Resources, 12:1-15

Gezahegn, A., Jabbar, M., and Mulugeta, E., 2006. Seasonal and inter-market differences in prices of small ruminates in Ethiopia. Journal of Food Products Marketing, Vol 12, (4): 59-77

An economic valuation of biodiversity and livestock production in Ireland. PhD thesis. National University of Ireland, Galway