Hi, I'm Amare

I am an economist, mainly interested in experimental, behavioral and environmental economics. I am also interested in technology, mainly AI and machine learning. Check out my works and life in academia.

Room7 is a platform where I write blogs and share podcasts. Room7 podcast is a passion project named after a classroom in Kalamino Special High School. Find out more about and in Room7.

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  • Meskel, my best omen

    It is Saturday morning, and I woke up earlier than I am used to. For my morning dopamine, I grabbed my phone and scrolled down my social media feeds a dozen times. Almost everything is exclusively about the colorful celebration of Meskel in Ethiopia. I am not sad but I am not happy either. I […] Read More »
  • On New Year’s Resolution

    As Ethiopia sees off the ‘Old’ and welcomes the ‘New Year’, it may be common among many to plan to change their lives in one way or another. I sometimes wonder if there is such a thing as ‘old’ or ‘new’ a time slot, i.e. what is essentially ‘new’ in a New Year? What makes […] Read More »
  • Open-air Econ Lab

    Open-air Econ Lab

    One of the most exciting experiences I got during my PhD study is the field work I had in Ethiopia in 2016. I call it the 'open-air lab' as it was, functionally, a laboratory. I will write the full story of the field work. Read More »

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