Dagim Belay

Dagim Belay


  • Section for Production, Markets and Policy

    Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Rolighedsvej 25C, Building: 62-0-0.101A

    Phone: +45 35 33 14 93

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen. Previously I held visiting fellowships at UC Berkeley and Harvard. I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.


Primary fields of research

My main areas of research focus on applying impact evaluation techniques to provide policy insights in health, agriculture, development, and environment.


Fields of interest

Primary fields of interest: Applied Microeconomics, Agricultural Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Health Economics, Development Economics. 

Secondary fields of interest: Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights. 


Current research

My current research lies within applied microeconomics of agro-environment, health, and innovation. I'm affiliated with CeBIL, where my role primarily focuses on applying impact evaluation and other techniques of economic analysis to provide policy insights in health and biomedical innovation.

Selected Publications


‘The scarlet letters’: Information disclosure and self-regulation: Evidence from antibiotic use in Denmark

Belay, Dagim & Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård30 Sept. 2020, (Accepted/In press) In Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

A Montero auction mechanism to regulate antimicrobial consumption in agriculture

Belay, Dagim, Abate, T. G. & Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård2020. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 102(5):1448-1467.


Nudging farmers in crop choice using price information: Evidence from Ethiopian Commodity Exchange


Belay, Dagim & Tiruneh, H. A. 2020. Agricultural Economics 51(5)793– 807



Microeconomic and Econometric Production Analysis, Economics of Intellectual Property Rights 

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