Tensay Hadush Meles

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Tensay Hadush Meles joined the ESRI as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Climate & Energy Transition in November 2021. Tensay obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). In addition, he holds MPhil in Environmental and Development Economics from the University of Oslo (Norway) and BA in Economics from Mekelle University (Tigray).

Prior to joining ESRI, Tensay was a postdoc at UCD School of Economics & UCD Energy Institute. His research areas are energy and behavioral economics, applied econometrics, environmental valuation, and randomized field experiments. Tensay’s research works involve agent-based modeling of the adoption of renewable energy technologies, such as heat pumps, solar PV & EVs. He has previously worked as a Module Coordinator for the Experimental Economics course in the School of Economics, UCD.

Besides, in collaboration with a number of colleagues, Tensay continues working on estimating the monetary and non-monetary costs of the recurrent electricity supply interruptions in developing countries and examining how these values are related to energy and income poverty. His research works have been published in Energy Economics, Environmental and Resources Economics.