Dr. Tigist Mekonnen Melesse


Research group(s):
4. Governance and institutions
7. Social Protection

Tigist Mekonnen Melesse has obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from Maastricht University, Netherlands. She is also affiliated to the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA-EASST), University of California Berkeley and collaborated researcher at United Nation University- UNU-MERIT, the Netherlands. Tigist has extensively engaged in Evidence-based policy researches in Development Economics. Her research focuses on Agriculture, Poverty and Social Impact Analysis and Impact Evaluation of Development Programs and Policies using large panel household surveys. Tigist has experience in teaching at Maastricht University (Netherlands) and Jimma University (Ethiopia). She participates and presents her works at international conferences including the Western Economic Association International Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada and the World Bank Annual conference in Stanford, California. She also participates in policy forums such as the Working Group in African Political Economy Annual meeting at the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently, Tigist is a consultant at the World Bank in Washington DC, USA.   

Selected publications by Tigist Mekonnen Melesse

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Mekonnen Melesse, Tigist, 2017, Willingness to pay for agricultural risk insurance as a strategy to adapt climate change, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-028
Mekonnen Melesse, Tigist, 2017, Financing rural households and its impact: Evidence from randomized field experiment data, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-009
Mekonnen Melesse, Tigist, 2017, Impact of agricultural technology adoption on market participation in the rural social network system, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-008
Mekonnen Melesse, Tigist, 2017, Productivity and household welfare impact of technology adoption: Micro-level evidence from rural Ethiopia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-007

Mekonnen Melesse, Tigist, 2016, Grow More Food Using Fewer Resources: Agricultural Technology Adoption and Innovation Practices for Inclusive and Sustainable Development, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University