Dr. Mekbib Haile

Research themes
  • Renewable energy
  • Institutions
  • Food & Aid Policy
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
Research projects

Food price volatility:http://www.zef.de/volatility.html


2016 Winter Semester: Lecture on ‘Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Methods’ in the PhD Program at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University, Germany.

2017 Winter Semester: Lecture on ‘Markets, Trade and Development’ in the PhD Program at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University, Germany.

2016-2017 Summer semester: Teaching Development Economics in the MSc program at the Institute of Land and Resource Economics, Bonn University, Germany


PhD Agricultural Economics: ZEF/Bonn University

MSc Development and Natural Resource Economics: UMB, Norway

MA Economics of International Trade and European Integration: Antwerp University(Belgium), Staffordshire University(UK), Prague School of Economics (Czech Republic)

BA in Economics: Hawassa University (Ethiopia)


Haile, M. G., Wossen, T., Kindie, T., & von Braun J. 2017. Impact of climate change, weather extremes, and price risk on global food supply, Economics of Disasters and Climate Change. EconDisCliCha, DOI: 10.1007/s41885-017-0005-2: 1-21.
Wossen, T., Berger, T., Haile, M. G., & Troost C. 2017. Impacts of climate variability and food price volatility on food security of farm households in East and West Africa. Agricultural Systems, DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2017.02.006: 1-9.


Haile, M.G., Kalkuhl, M., Algieri, B., & Gebreselassie, S. 2017. Price shock transmission: Evidence from the wheat-bread market value chain in Ethiopia. Agricultural Economics, In Press.
Usman, M. A. & Haile, M. G. 2017. Producer−retail price transmission in the cereal markets of Ethiopia. Food Security, In Press.


Haile, M. and M. Kalkuhl. 2016. Access to Information and Price Expectation Errors of Smallholder Farmers: Theory and Empirics. In: Torero, M., M. Kalkuhl and J. von Braun (eds.): Food Price Volatility and Its Implications for Food Security and Policy. Springer. 513-541. Further Information
Haile, M. G., Kalkuhl, M., and von Braun, J. 2016. Worldwide Acreage and Yield Response to International Price Change and Volatility: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis for Wheat, Rice, Corn, and Soybeans. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(1): 172-190. (Open Access) Further Information
Haile, M. G., Brockhaus, J., Kalkuhl, M. 2016. Short-term acreage forecasting and supply elasticities for staple food commodities in major producer countries. Agricultural and Food Economics , 17(4): 1-23. (Open Access) Further Information
Haile, M., M. Kalkuhl, B. Algieri, and S. Gebrelassie. 2016. Analysis of Price Shock Transmission: Case of the Wheat-Bread Market Value Chain in Ethiopia. Further Information


Haile, M. G. 2015. Volatility of International Food Prices Impacts on Resource Allocation and on Food Supply Response. Doctoral thesis at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn. Further Information
Haile, M. G., Kalkuhl, M., and Usman, M. A. 2015. Market information and smallholder farmer price expectations. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 10 (4): 297-311. Further Information


Haile, M. G., Kalkuhl, M., and von Braun, J. 2014. Inter- and Intra-Seasonal Crop Acreage Response to International Food Prices and Implications of Volatility. Agricultural Economics, 6 (45): 693-710.


Abebaw, D. & Haile, Mekbib G. 2013. The impact of cooperatives on agricultural technology adoption: Empirical evidence from Ethiopia. Food Policy, 38: 82–91. Further Information
Haile, M.G. 2013. Book Review "Food and Agriculture in Ethiopia: Progress and Policy Challenges". Journal of Development Studies: 1-2. . Further Information
Haile, Mekbib .G., Kalkuhl, M. and von Braun, J. 2013. Short-term global crop acreage response to international food prices and implications of volatility. ZEF- Discussion Paper on Development Policy no.175. . Further Information
Haile, Mekbib G. & Kalkuhl, M. 2013. Volatility in the international food markets: implications for global agricultural supply and for market and price policy. Paper presented at the 53rd Annual GEWISOLA Conference in Berlin, Germany, September 25-27, 2013.
Haile, Mekbib G. & Pugh, G. 2013. Does Exchange Rate Volatility Discourage International Trade? A Meta-regression Analysis. The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 22(3): 321-350. Further Information
Haile, Mekbib G. and Kalkuhl, M. 2013. How does food supply respond to high and volatile international food prices? An empirical evaluation of inter- and intra- seasonal global crop acreage response. Paper presented at the 4th AAAE conference in Hammamet, Tunisa, 22-25 September 2013.
Haile, Mekbib G., Kalkuhl, M. and von Braun, J. 2013. Inter- and Intra-Annual Global Crop Acreage Response to Prices and Price Risk. Paper presented at the AAEA conference in Washington, 4-6 August 2013.


Haile, Mekbib G. & Abebaw, D. 2012. What factors determine the time allocation of agricultural extension agents on farmers' agricultural fields? Evidence from rural Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 4(10): 318-329 . Further Information


Asfaw, S., Shiferaw, B., Simtowe, Franklin P.& Haile, Mekbib G. 2011. Agricultural Technology Adoption, Seed Access Constraints and Commercialization in Ethiopia. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 3(9): 436-447. Further Information
Pugh G., Ćorić B. & Haile, Mekbib G. 2011. An Introduction to Meta-Regression Analysis (MRA): Using the Example of the Trade Effects of Exchange Rate Variability. Guido Erreygers and Mieke Vermeire (eds), Macroeconomics and Beyond: Essays in honour of Wim Meeusen (Antwerp-Apeldoorn: Garant). ISBN 978-90-441-2855-0.


Haile, Mekbib G. 2009. Technology adoption and commercialization of chickpea in Ethiopia: Econometric analysis using the augmented double hurdle model. LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Germany.

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Mekbib Haile

Senior Researcher



ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change