Atakelty Hailu

Associate Professor, BSc Alemaya PhD Alta.

  • The University of Western Australia (M089), 35 Stirling Highway, Room G030, Agriculture North West Wing, Perth campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 878 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
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Personal profile

Biography

Atakelty is an agricultural and resource economist. He had a strong and early desire to become a 'scientist' but no interest in economics. That is, until after the devastating (and partly man-made) Ethiopian famine of 1984/5 and until he realised that there was in fact a field of study that put both people and nature (including agriculture) at the centre of it -- Agricultural Economics. He obtained a BSc degree in Ag Econ from Alemaya University (1990). After two years working at Alemaya, he moved to Canada to study for a master’s degree at the University of Alberta where he, with the encouragement of his supervisor, ended up pursuing a PhD instead (1998). He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher with the Canadian Sustainable Forest Management Network before joining the University of Western Australia as a lecturer in 2001.

Atakelty has received numerous academic awards, including the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for 1996-1998 from the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES), and a Chancellor's Gold Medal for his undergraduate academic achievements in Alemaya. His research interests include efficiency and productivity analysis, whole-farm bioeconomic modelling, environmental policy design, and agent-based computational economics.

Atakelty is  the winner of the prestiguous Publication of Enduring Quality Award (CAES, 2018).

Roles and responsibilities

Associate Professor,
Graduate Research Coordinator (GRC) (2011-2014)
Chair, School Postgraduate Committee (2011-2014)

Previous positions

Invited Professor, ENSAM/INRA, France, 2005;
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Alberta, 1998-2001;

Academic Staff Member, Alemaya (Haremaya) University, 1990-1992

Current projects

Productivity and efficiency analysis 

Valuation of marine based recreation

Integrated economic-hydrologic modelling of land use change

Human development indicators

Carbon abatement costs in China

 

Current PhD student project supervision:

No-take marine reserves (Navarro),

Efficiency in Vietnamese rice prodcution (Ho),

Value of Conservation in Ethiopia National Parks (Estifanos), 

TURFs in Vietnam (Nguyen), 

Efficiency in Ethiopia agriculture (Oumer, Durkin, Tirkaso),

Marine resource conservation in Malaysia (Ahmad Kamil), 

Efficiency in Kenyan agriculture (Ogutu)

Teaching overview

Postgraduate Teaching:

Production Economics and Efficiency (ECON5005)

Climate, Energy and Water Economics (ECON5511)

Data Use in the Natural Sciences (SCIE4401)

Applied Demand and Production Analysis (ECON5510, 2012-2017)

 

Undergraduate Teaching:

Environmental Economics 2 (ECON2224) (2002-2013)

Agricultural Economics and Marketing (ECON300, 2005-2009)

Economics of Water Management (ECON3323, 2008-2011)

Research

- Productivity and efficiency analysis
- Environmental economics and policy
- Whole-farm bioeconomic modelling
- Recreational fishing management
- Conservation auction design
- Agent-based computational economics
- Non-market valuation

Languages

English
Tigriyna (Tigrigna) and Amharic

Keywords

  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Productivity and efficiency analysis
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Computational economics (agent-based modelling)
  • Fisheries and coastal management
  • Water economics and policy
  • Whole-farm economic modelling
  • Non-market valuation
  • Auction design
  • Land use policy and catchment modelling

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Research Output 2001 2019

Examining the relationship between farm size and productive efficiency: a Bayesian directional distance function approach

Khataza, R. R. B., Hailu, A., Doole, G. J., Kragt, M. E. & Alene, A. D., Mar 2019, In : Agricultural Economics. 50, 2, p. 237-246 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Analysis of Kramer's coral-reef food web mode

Solomonovich, M., Bica, I., Gao, L. & Hailu, A., 1 Jan 2018, In : Theoretical and Applied Ecology. 2, p. 16-25 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coral reefs
coral reef
food webs
food web
piscivore
2 Citations (Scopus)

Fisher participation in monitoring: Does it help reduce excessive investment in fishing capacity?

Quynh, C. N. T., Hailu, A., Schilizzi, S. & Iftekhar, S., 1 Oct 2018, In : Fisheries Research. 206, p. 138-149 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fishing
fishery
fisheries
monitoring
data envelopment analysis

Fishers' Preference Heterogeneity and Trade-offs Between Design Options for More Effective Monitoring of Fisheries

Quynh, C. N. T., Schilizzi, S., Hailu, A. & Iftekhar, S., 1 Sep 2018, In : Ecological Economics. 151, p. 22-33 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fishery
monitoring
Trade-offs
Monitoring
Fisheries
Malawi
Agriculture
Conservation
Learning
Technology

Projects 2003 2020