Welcome to my web-page! I'm a Transport Economist at the World Bank in Washington DC. I was a Researcher at vti, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute. I got my PhD (2013) in Transport Economics from the Technical University of Denmark. I was also a visiting PhD student at the Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Previously, I worked as a junior researcher at the VU University of Amsterdam, Spatial Economics Dept. and as an air transport expert at the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority. I live in Germantown, MD with my wife Eyerusalem Siba and lovely daughters Debi and Lael.
 "A dis-aggregate stochastic freight transport model for Sweden". Abate, M.; Inge Vierth, Karlsson, R., de Jong, G., Baak, J. Transportation (2019) 46:671.
 "Effects of Air Transport Market Liberalization in the East African Community", Abate, M. : Kincaid, I. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy (2018) 19:427-445.
 "The Economic Effects of Progressive Air Transport Liberalization in Africa". Abate, M. (2016) (Transportation Research Part A)
 "Determinants of Capacity Utilization in Road Freight Transport", Abate, M. (2014). Journal of Transport Economics and Policy 48(1).
 "The optimal shipment size and truck size choice- the allocation of trucks across hauls" Abate, M. and de Jong, G. (2014). Transportation Research Part A, 59(1).
 "The impact of reliability on the productivity of railroad companies" Abate, M., Lijesen, M., Pels, E., & Roelevelt, A. (2013). Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 51, 41- 49.
 "Capacity Utilization of Vehicles Used for Road Freight Transportation: a review" Abate, M. and Kveiborg, O. (2013). Chapter in Ben-Akiva, M.E., Meersman, H. & Voorde, E.V. de eds., 2013. Freight Transport Modelling, Emerald.
 "Economic Effects of EU's External Aviation Policy" (2017) (with Christidis Panayotis, EU Commission Joint Research Center - Scientific and Technical Research Reports)
 "Costs and Benefits of "Open Skies" in the East African Community" (2017)( with InterVistas)
 "Joint econometric models of freight transport chain and shipment size choice" (Abate, M.; Vierth, I.; de Jong,G.) Scandinavia Working Papers in Economics S-WoPEc (2014:9)
 "Does Fuel Price Affect Trucking Industry’s Network Characteristics ? Evidence from Denmark" Abate, M. Scandinavia Working Papers in Economics S-WoPEc (2014:26)
 "Determinants of truck capacity utilization – the case of Turkey" Rich, J; Fayyaz, M; Abate, M; Tuydes-Yaman, H.; Ozen, M (2016)
 "Strategies for Regulation of Air Cargo in Ethiopia" Abate, M. (2007) Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority Policy Papers"