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Public Economics - New Perspectives and Uncertainty

Habtamu Alem

The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Dr. Habtamu Alem works as a research scientist at the NIBIO in the Department of Economics and Society. He was a researcher for the EIAR and an executive officer for the NIAR. He is now the project coordinator for the SYSTEMIC project, which covers eight EU nations.


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Public Economics - New Perspectives and Uncertainty intends to be a collection of papers written in the context of macroeconomic policy to address the problems of uncertainty, such as pandemics, inequality, and poverty. The book chapters will aim to discuss macroeconomic policy challenges during and after COVID-19. It can analyse how macroeconomic policies affect inequality, employment, education, gender, uncertainty, food security, the environment, and health. The book’s primary purpose will be to address public policy concerns, such as the impact of fiscal and monetary policies on socially optimal resource allocation and equitable income distribution. Therefore, the book will aim to address key difficulties confronting modern governments, particularly during pandemics, which are (1) taxation, (2) inequality, (3) social security and demographics, (4) stabilization policies like debt and interest rates, (5) health and the environment, and (6) demographic shift. The book is intended to be useful to both researchers and policymakers. That it gives policymakers hope public policies aimed at fiscal stability, economic growth, and poverty reduction can be successfully implemented during uncertainty. Furthermore, the book will aim to have the goal of being self-contained, so readers with no prior knowledge of public economics or dynamic macroeconomic theory should be able to follow along with the research.

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Date completed: April 29th 2022

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Deadline for chapter proposals: May 27th 2022

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Review results due: October 14th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 13th 2022

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Habtamu Alem

The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Dr. Habtamu Alem graduated from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) with a Ph.D. in economics. He works as a research scientist at the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) in the Department of Economics and Society. He was a researcher for the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research and an executive officer for the Norwegian Institute of Agricultural Research. He is now the project coordinator for the SYSTEMIC project, which covers eight EU nations. Public economics, food, and nutrition security; environmental and production economics; climate change; econometrics; and impact assessments are among his research interests. He publishes and reviews academic papers regularly. Currently, he is editing a book titled "Sustainable Agricultural Value Chain."

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