Hailemariam Ayalew is a currently working as an Irish Council Post-Doctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, based at CIMMYT, Ethiopia. He obtained his Ph.D and MSc degrees in Economics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ayalew’s research examines the impacts of different random, quasi and natural experiments in developing countries. He is currently examining the impact of providing site-specific fertilizer recommendations on fertilizer usage, productivity and welfare outcomes in Ethiopia using a randomized control trial. He is also working on a number of field experiment projects in the country, including non-random errors in plot area estimation methods and intra-plot yield variation in maize farms.