Dagim Belay

Dagim Belay


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 University of Copenhagen.


Primære forskningsområder

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




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

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

Aktuel forskning

My current research focuses on evaluating the implications of economic incentives and regulations of market failure (externality and asymmetric information) in agro-environment (e.g., antimicrobial resistance) and agricultural commodity markets. I also work on designing incentives for addressing issues of market failure in commons (e.g., antimicrobial resistance and climate change). I am affiliated with CeBIL, where my role primarily focuses on evaluating impacts of economic incentives and policies for intellectual property rights in biomedical innovation.


Selected Publications

Belay, Dagim & Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård2020. ‘The scarlet letters’: Information disclosure and self-regulation: Evidence from antibiotic use in Denmark. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 140:102385.

Belay, Dagim, Abate, T. G. & Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård. 2020. A Montero auction mechanism to regulate antimicrobial consumption in agricultureAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics 102(5):1448-1467.

Belay, Dagim & Tiruneh, H. A. 2020. Nudging farmers in crop choice using price information: Evidence from Ethiopian Commodity ExchangeAgricultural Economics 51(5)793– 807.


Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder

Microeconomic and Econometric Production Analysis, Economics of Intellectual Property Rights 

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