Dr. Degnet Abebaw

Country of current residence


Current position

Senior Researcher

Current institute employer

Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)



Website current institute





Development Economics


• Melka, Y., Kassa, H., Ketema, M., Abebaw, D. and Schmiedel, U..  2015.  The Effect of Drought Risk Perception on Local People’s Coping Decisions in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia.  Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 7 : 292-302 .
Philipp, B., von Braun, J., Abebaw, D. and Mueller, M..  2015.  Impact of Large-Scale Land Investments on Income, Prices, and Employment: Empirical Analyses in Ethiopia.  World Development, 72(c) : 175-190 .


A.D. Woldemichael, D. Abebaw and A. Admassie.  2014.  Evaluating Endogenous Program Interventions with Heterogeneous Treatment Intensity Using Bayesian Potential Outcomes Approach.  SSRN Electronic Journal, 5 .
Abebaw, D..  2014.  Infant and child health in Ethiopia: reflections on regional patterns and changes.  Journal of International Development , 25 : 536-548 .
G.T. Kassie, H. Kassa, C. Padoch, D. Abebaw, M. Lemenih, and W. Teka.  2014.  Resource Entitlement and Welfare among Resettlers in the Dry Forest Frontiers of Northwestern Ethiopia.  Journal of Rural and Community Development, 9(2) : 81-102 .
Lemenih, M., Kassa, H., Kassie, G.T., Abebaw, D. and Teka, W.  2014.  Resettlement and Woodland Management Problems and Options: A Case Study from a Resettlement District in North-western Ethiopia.  Land Degradation and Development , 25(4) : 305-318 .
Z. Yilma, A. Derseh, R. Sparrow, D. Abebaw, M. Dekker, G. Alemu, and A.S. Bedi.  2014.  Coping with shocks in rural Ethiopia.  Journal of Development Studies, 50(7) : 1009-1024 .


• Yilma, Z., Mebratie, A., Sparrow, R., Abebaw, D., Dekker, M., Alemu, G., and Bedi, A..  2013.  Coping with Shocks in Rural Ethiopia. ISS (Institute of Social Studies) Working Paper No. 560. 
Abebaw, D. and Haile G., M..  2013.  The Impact of Cooperatives on Agricultural Technology Adoption: Empirical Evidence from Ethiopia..  Food Policy, 38 : 82-91 .
Fentaw, R., Bogale, A. and Abebaw, D..  2013.  Prevalence of Child Malnutrition in Agro-Pastoral Households in Afar Regional State of Ethiopia.  Nutrition Research and Practice, 7(2) : 122-131 .
Zewdie, T. and Abebaw, D..  2013.  Determinants of Child Malnutrition: Empirical Evidence from Kombolcha District of Eastern Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia.  Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, 52(4) : 357-372 .


• Mamo, G. and Abebaw, D..  2012.  Patterns and Determinants of Livestock Farmers’ Choice of Marketing Channels: Micro-level Evidence. Ethiopian Economics Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute, Working Paper No. 01/2012. 
Abebaw, D., Kassa, H., Kassie, G.T., Lemenih, M., Campbell, B., Teka, W.  2012.  Dry Forest Based Livelihoods in Resettlement Areas of Northwestern Ethiopia.  Forest Policy and Economics, 20 : 72-77 .
Haile, M.G. and Abebaw, D..  2012.  What Factors Determine the Time Allocation of Agricultural Extension Agents on Farmers.  Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 4(10) : 318-329 .


• Abebaw, D., Tadesse, F. and Mogues, T..  2010.  Access to Improved Water Source and Satisfaction with Services: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 01044. 
Abebaw, D. F. Yibeltal and K. Belay.  2010.  The Impact of a Food Security Program on Household Food Consumption in Northwestern Ethiopia: A Matching Estimator Approach.  Food Policy, : 35(4): 286-293 .


• Admassie, A., Abebaw, D. and Woldemichael, A..  2009.  The Health Extension Program in Ethiopia. Global Development Network (GDN) Research Monitor, Issue No. 9. 
• Admassie, A., Abebaw, D. and Woldemichael, A..  2009.  Impact Evaluation of the Ethiopian Health Services Extension Program. Global Development Network (GDN) Working Paper No. 22.. 
Abebaw, D..  2009.  The Safetynet Role of Wild Coffee berries in Ethiopia: Linking Conservation to Development.  Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 7(2) : 55-80 .
Admassie, A., Abebaw, D. and A. Delelegn.  2009.  Impact Evaluation of the Ethiopian Health Services Extension Program.  Journal of Development Effectiveness, 1(4) : 430-449 .


Abebaw, D..  2008.  Determinants of Solid Waste Disposal Practices in Urban Areas of Ethiopia: A Household-Level Analysis.  Eastern Africa Social Science Review, 14 (1) : 1-14 .
Abebaw, D., J. John and K.H. Mueller.  2008.  Responding to an Income Shock through Increasing Forest Extraction: Survey Evidence from Ethiopian Coffee Farmers.  Ethiopian Journal of Economics, XVII(2) : 57-76 .


• Abebaw, D., Admassie, A. and Woldemichael, A. 2007.  2007.  Determinant of Child Schooling Progress in Rural Ethiopia. Ethiopian Economics Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute, Working Paper No. 03/2007.. 
Abebaw, D.  2007.  Household determinants of Fuelwood Choice in Urban Ethiopia: A Case study of Jimma Town.  The Journal of Developing Areas, vol. 41, no. 1. : 117-126 .
Prakash, T.N., J. Mburu, H. Chandrashekar and D. Abebaw.  2007.  Farmers' Willingness to Conserve Crop Genetic Resources Under Different Policy Incentives: The Case of Traditional Rice Varieties in the Western Ghats of South India..  Outlook on Agriculture, 36 : 137-143 .


Abebaw, D.  2005.  The Economics of Smallholder Coffee Farming Risk and Its Influence on Household Use of Forests in Southwest Ethiopia.  Dissertation, Cuvillier Verlag Göttingen at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen 
Abebaw, D..  2005.  Demand for Improved Solid Waste Services in Jimma Town, Ethiopia: Evidence from Household Survey.  Ethiopian Journal of Economics, XIV(2) : 55-71 .


Belay, K. and D. Abebaw.  2004.  Challenges facing agricultural Extension Agents: A case study from Southwestern Ethiopia.  African Development Review, 16 (1) : 139-168 .


Abebaw, D. and K. Belay.  2001.  Factors Influencing Adoption of high-yielding Maize varieties in southwestern Ethiopia: An application of Logit.  Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, 40(2), : 49-67 .

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Research themes
  • Renewable energy
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Kenya
Research projects

Spatial modeling of driving forces of land use/cover changes in Kakamega (Kenya) and Bundongo (Uganda) forests

Degnet Abebaw

Former Senior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change