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Ayele Gelan

Created: 1/28/2004
Updated: 11/4/2012
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Dr. Ayele Gelan
Research Scientist

Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR)
Economic Studies Division
PO Box 24885
Kuwait City 13109
+965 2498 9495/ +965 6067 7415 (ph)
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Ayele Gelan

Professional experience
• July 2012 – present. Research Scientist, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

• Mar 2008 – July 2012. Agricultural Economist, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

• Oct. 2000 – Present. Research Fellow, The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
• May 1998 – Oct. 2000. Director, Tayside Economic Research Centre University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK

• Oct. 1997 – May 1998. Research Fellow, Tayside Economic Research Centre, University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK

• Mar. 1997 – Oct. 1997. Economist, Cogent Strategies International, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

• Oct. 1993 – Mar. 1997. Research/Teaching Assistant, Fraser of Allander Institute, Department of Economics, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

• Aug. 1986 – Sept. 1991. Regional Development Policy Analyst, Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

• Oct 1993 – Nov 2000. PhD Economics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Thesis title: “Impacts of devaluation on urban-rural interactions: a computable general equilibrium model for Ethiopia”

• Sept 1991 – Nov 1992. MSc in Science and Technology Policy, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Thesis: “Analysis of total factor productivity changes in the Ethiopian manufacturing industry (1961-1990)”

• Sept 1982 – Jul 1986. BA Economics, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Thesis title: “Significance of local conditions on performance of rural service co-operatives”


Published Refereed Journal Articles
1) Gelan, Ayele and Omore, Amos (forthcoming). “Impacts of Changing Tariff and Non-tariff barriers on Dairy Trade in East Africa”. Development Policy Review (accepted subject to minor revision)

2) Englin, Jeffrey; Gelan, Ayele; Ya-win Pang (forthcoming). The Endogenously Stratified and Truncated Log-Normal Distribution: Modeling Recreation Demand for British Forests, Environmental and Resource Economics (Submitted and under review)
3) Gbegbelegbe, Sika; Gelan, Ayele; Wanjiku, Julliet; Karugia, Joseph; Massawe, Stella; and Jonesmus, Wambua (forthcoming). Towards developing intra-regional trade indicators for staple food products in COMESA. African Development Review, (AfDB Journal). (Submitted and under review)
4) Gelan, Ayele and Schwarz, Gerald (2012). Estimating the Effects of Single Farm Payments on Multi-Output Agricultural Production Function. Agricultural Economics Review, 12(2):99-111
5) Gelan, Ayele; and Muriithi, Beatrice (2012). Measuring and Explaining Technical Efficiency of Dairy Farms: A Case Study of Smallholder Farms in East Africa. Agrekon, 15(2) (in press)
6) Gelan, Ayele (2008). Trade policy and city primacy in developing countries, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, 20(3): 194-211
7) Gelan, Ayele (2008). A travel cost analysis of non-market benefits of forest recreation in Great Britain, in: Payment for ecosystem services (Oxford University Press). pp. 265-282.
8) Gelan, Ayele; Schwarz, Gerald (2008). The effect of single farm payments on less favoured areas agriculture in Scotland: a CGE analysis, Agricultural and Food Sciences, 17: 3-17
9) Gelan, Ayele; Shannon, Peter; and Aitkinhead, Matt (2008). Sustainable local land use policy: Rhetoric and reality, Local Environment, 13(4): 291–308
10) Gelan, Ayele (2007). Does food aid have disincentive effects on local production? A General equilibrium perspective on food aid in Ethiopia, Food Policy, 32: 436-458.
11) Gelan, Ayele (2007). “Geographically differentiated strategy the urbanization agenda and rural-urban linkages: an assessment of the emerging regional development strategies in Ethiopia" by Tegegne Gebre-Egziabiher: Comment, Regional Development Dialogue, 28, 51-54.
12) Gelan, Ayele; and Haileyesus, Dinka (2006). Investigating underlying relationships between population density, food insecurity and road dens

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