Babatunde Abidoye (PhD)
Washington, Dc Metro Area
I love what I do and very fortunate to be involved in a number of global projects. I work on various issues on international development but mainly under the umbrella of poverty alleviation.
I am an applied econometrician with interest in environmental economics and development economics. I have a PhD in economics with a minor in statisitcs from Iowa State University - Go cyclones!!! My research focus is in the area of nonmarket valuation and commodity markets / price modeling. The main goal of my research is to propose methods that can be used to relax some of the assumptions typically made in classical models that can lead to biased estimate of outcome of interest.
I am involved in climate change adaptation work and specifically work on cost benefit analysis of climate change adaptation projects and evaluating the impact of these investments using experimental design methods. I have experience in a number of countries and I provide support to various UNDP projects including the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for LDCs and Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) Project in Nepal, Peru and Uganda.
I also work on modeling commodity prices and the transmission of international prices to domestic prices and looking at their impact on poverty and conflict through my work at the World Bank. Other research include looking at estimating demand for water, electricity and food and how policies can be used to influence these demand to alleviate poverty.