Mohammed Hussen Alemu

Mohammed Hussen Alemu

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen. Prior to this, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at three different universities in Denmark and Iceland: the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, and Reykjavik University. I earned my PhD in Environmental and Resource Economics. My PhD research specifically focused on investigating consumer behavior in relation to novel, climate-freindly, and healthy foods.

Primary fields of research

  • Behavioral economics with a special focus on sustainable food systems
  • Development economics with a special focus on climate-adapted and novel agricultural practices 
  • Environmental economics with a special focus on economic valuation of non-market goods and services arising from public goods
  • Please visit my profiles on Google Scholar or Scopus

Current research

  • CFIT - Circularity of Industrial Thermoplastic for high quality recycling
  • NOVASOIL - Innovative business model for soil health
  • HEALTHYNSECT - Insect Farming for Health and Livelihoods in Africa - Multisite random control trials 
  • Valuation of Effects from New Road Projects on Nature and Recreational Values 


  • Course responsible (current): Development Economics (BSc) 
  • Course responsible (past): Sustainable Economics (BSc)
  • Co-teacher in various courses at BSc and MSc levels
  • Main supervisor in three bachelor theses and co-supervisor in several Master's theses


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