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Bisrat Haile Gebrekidan

MSc, MEcon

Researcher and Doctoral Student

Chair of Economic and Agricultural Policy

Nußallee 21
D-53115 Bonn

Phone: +49-228-73 2323
Fax: +49-228-73 4693
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Research Interests:

  • Agent Based models
  • Technology adoption decision
  • Integrative modeling of complex socio-ecological systems
  • General equilibrium models
  • Machine learning and data Science

Research Project

PhD Dissertation

Academic Education

2015 - 2020 PhD, University of Bonn, Agricultural Economics
2012 - 2014 Masters of Science, University of Bonn and Swedish University of Agricultural sciences, Bonn and Uppsala(Germany and Sweden), Very Good-(1.2). Specialized in Agriculture, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis
2010 - 2012 Magister Economicae , The University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, Cum Laude. Specialized in Development Economics
2010 - 2011 MA , University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany, Specialized in Development Management
2004 - 2007 Bachelor of Arts, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia, GPA – 3.8–Avery Great Distinction Graduate. Specialized in Economics

Employments:

Since 01/2021 Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Economic and Agricultural Policy, Institute for Food and Resource Economics (ILR), University of Bonn
03/2011–06/2012 Research Analyst, Vision Development Consultants, Cape Town, South Africa
10/2010 - 12/2010 Project Associate (INTERN), Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD) , Cape Town, South Africa
09/2007–01/2010 Economics Lecturer, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia

Publications and conference contributions:

Selected Publications

Gebrekidan, B. H., Heckelei, T., & Rasch, S. (2020). Characterizing Farmers and Farming System in Kilombero Valley Floodplain, Tanzania. Sustainability, 12(17), 7114. https://doi.org/10.1111/cjag.12271

Gebrekidan, B. H., Heckelei, T., & Rasch, S. (2021). Modeling Farmers Intensification Decisions with a Bayesian Belief Network: The case of the Kilombero Floodplain in Tanzania.(Under Review)

Tabe-Ojong, M., Gebrekidan, B.H, Rukundo, E. , Jan Börner, J. ,Heckelei, T.(2021). Coping with locusts and COVID-19 in rural Africa: An analysis of household-level coping strategies to food insecurity in Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania.(Under Review)

Langensiepen, M., Gebrekidan,B.H, Tibayendela, N., Näschen, K.(2021). Understanding future-imagination of rural African farmers through mental modeling. (Under Review)

Work in progress

Gebrekidan, B. H., Heckelei, T., & Rasch, S. (2020). Migration, access to infrastructure and the pattern of land use and intensification in Kilombero Valley: An Agent-Based Modeling approach (Draft Manuscript)

Gebrekidan, B.H., Tabe-Ojong, M.,Heckelei, T., et al., (2021). The relevance of shocks for the formation of aspirations: a rural household level analysis across Kenya, Namibia, Zambia and Tanzania.(Manuscript under preparation)

Gebrekidan, B.H., Rukundo, E. , Tabe-Ojong, M., et al., (2021). Willingness to pay for COVID-19 vaccine in Africa: Evidence from a Cross-sectional Online Study in Seven Countries .(Manuscript under preparation)

Rukundo, E., Gebrekidan, B.H., Tabe-Ojong, M., et al., (2021). Willingness to accept COVID-19 vaccination in low-income countries: cross-sectional evidence from seven African countries.(Manuscript under preparation)

Gebrekidan, B.H., Hartmann, G. , Dannenberg, P., Heckelei, T.(2021). Intensification trajectories amongst smallholder farmers in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor: Big promises and their delivery.(Manuscript under preparation)

Other Reports

Gebrekidan, B. H., Heckelei, T., & Rasch, S. (2021). WetABM: A spatially explicit agent-based model for Kilombero valley floodplain. ODD+D protocol.PDF||HTML

Gebrekidan, B. H., Heckelei, T., & Rasch, S. (2020). WetABM: A spatially explicit agent-based model for Kilombero valley floodplain. Model code documentation. PDF||HTML

Gebrekidan, B. H., Heckelei, T., & Rasch, S. (2020). Characterizing Farmers and Farming System in Kilombero Valley Floodplain. Survey Report

Gebrekidan, B. H., Miguel A., Samuel K. (2020). R for AfRica! Training on Analyzing And Documenting Data With R. Report

Conference Contributions

Gebrekidan, B. H., Rasch, S., and Heckelei, T. (2018): WetABM: An agent based model of land use and intensification in Kilombero valley floodplain. ILR, Bonn.

Gebrekidan, B. H., Rasch, S., and Heckelei, T. (2018): Farmers Intensification Decisions in Kilombero Valley Floodplain: A Bayesian Belief Network Approach. International Conference of Agricultural Economists , Vancover Canada.

Gebrekidan, B. H., Rasch, S., and Heckelei, T. (2017): Farmers Intensification Decisions in Kilombero Valley Floodplain: A Bayesian Belief Network Approach . Paper presented at WATER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP The Kilombero case: from Catchment to Consumer. October 9-10, 2017.

Gebrekidan, B. H., Rasch, S., and Heckelei, T. (2016): Farmers Intensification Decisions Under Fragile and Unpredictable Environment in Kilombero Valley Floodplain: A Bayesian Belief Network Approach . Paper presented at the 5th international conference on sustainable Development, Colombia University,New York, USA, September 18-20, 2017.

Gebrekidan, B. H., Heckelei, T., and Rasch, S.(2016): The Dynamics of Land-use Change in Kilombero Valley Floodplain: Characterization of Agents . Poster presentation at Tropentag- ‘Solidarity in a competing world – fair use of resources’, Vienna, Austria, September 18 – 21, 2016.


Last updated: Wednesday, June 16, 2021