Bahre Gebru Kiros is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). His research broadly focuses on the intersection of environment and development economics using micro-econometric techniques and panel data. He is particularly interested in examining the impacts of environmental degradation on human welfare and development. Before joining SLU as a student, Bahre used to work as a lecturer at Aksum University and Mekelle University. He taught undergraduate courses (eg. Natural Resource & Environmental Economics, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, etc) and graduate courses (eg. Advanced Econometrics: Theory and Applications, Advanced Panel Data Econometrics, Quantitative Methods for Finance, and Quantitative Marketing Research). He also involved in various research, community service, and consultancy projects.
Bahre worked as a teaching assistant for the undergraduate "Natural Resource & Environmental Economics" course at SLU.
Bahre G.Kiros’s Ph.D. thesis is “Essays on the economics of climate change adaptation and resource use”, and is supervised by Katarina Elofsson.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals and papers in progress
1. Bahre Gebru and Sosina Bezu (2014). Environmental resource collection: implications for children’s schooling in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, Environment and Development Economics, 19(2):182-200
2. Gebru, B. (2014). Fertility response to parents’ resource collection intensity: evidence from southeast Tigray, northern Ethiopia, African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development, 3(2):141-155
3. Gebrehiwot, G. and Gebru, B. (2015). Ethiopia’s foreign trade potential: inferences from a dynamic gravity approach, International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 9(4):355-375
4. Zerihun, Z., Hadush, G., Berhanu, T., Gebru, B., Gebresilassie, Y., and Balcha, T. (2020). Reintegration of Ex-Convicts in the Absence of Formal Transition Programs: Experiences from Ethiopia (submitted to Journal of Offender Rehabilitation)
5. Climate change, water scarcity, and household’s choice of sanitation facilities in Ethiopia (under review, Environment and Development Economics)
6. The effects of firewood scarcity in Uganda: An instrumental variable approach (ongoing, second paper from his Ph.D.)
Discussion paper and proceedings
1. Gebru, Bahre and Bezu, Sosina (2011). Environmental Resource Collection versus Children’s Schooling: Evidence from Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, Working Papers 007, Ethiopian Development Research Institute, EDRI
2. Bahre Gebru (2015). Fertility response to parents’ resource collection intensity: evidence from southeast Tigray, northern Ethiopia, Proceedings of the 3rd Regional Conference of the Tigray Regional State Economic Development
3. Bahre Gebru, et.al (2012). Developing Budget Allocation Formula for Woredas of Tigray Region, Proceedings of the 2nd National Annual Conference on the Role of Aksum University in Supporting National Development Through Applied Research, Aksum University, Ethiopia