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Addis Ababa University, Sidist Kilo Campus Academic History
Department of Economics, FBE Work Experience
P.O.Box (private) 81146, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Engagement on projects & consultancy
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Current Position:
Professor (Macro & International Economics)
Research Associate (Center for Development Policy Research, SOAS, University of London & The Central Bank of Kenya, Nairobi).
Position Immediately before the current position:
November 2001- to- May 2003: Research Fellow and Lecturer, at the Department of Economics, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
August 2001-to- November 2001: Principal Researcher, Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa
January 2000-to- July 2001: Resident Macro economist/Economist at the Institute of Social Studies, ISS (the Hague) and The Kenyan Institute for Public Policy Research Analysis (KIPPRA) Modeling Project.
Sept 1997-to- January 2000: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University

As resident Macro economist/Economist at the Institute of Social Studies, ISS (the Hague) and The Kenyan Institute for Public Policy Research Analysis (KIPPRA) Modeling Project my responsibilities include: ( In collaboration with ISS, Micro macro Consultant[MMC] and KIPPRA)

  • Building A Macro Model for Kenyan Treasury and KIPPRA (as instrument for the PRSP/ MTEF)
  • Building Social Sector Models: Poverty, Education and Health
  • Offering training for local capacity building in Policy analysis, applied macro modeling
  • [This is being carried in the Collaboration with Kenyan Treasury (Ministry of Finance and Planning]
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Research Interest: International economics, macroeconomics and Econometric Modeling all in African context.

Academic History

Ph.D. in Development Economics at Institute of Social Studies (Erasumus University), The Hague, The Netherlands: Dissertation title ‘Finance and Trade in Africa: Modeling Macroeconomic Response in a World Economy Context, 1997 Completed (degree awarded 1998).

M. A. degree in Economic Policy and Planning, (Specializing on Structural Adjustment and Finance & Macroeconomic Modeling) in 1991 with Class A, from Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands).

B.A degree in Economics with Distinction from the Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University in 1987, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Senior High school (4 years in Business and Commerce) completed in 1983 with a cumulative average of 3.8 (out of 4.0), Great Distinction, on four scale grading system. Primary and Junior High school completed in 1977 and 1979 with cumulative average of 99% & 100% in national exams, respectively.

Work Experience (Teaching, Research and related activities)
Lecturer at Alemaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia: (1987-1990):
  • Course I thought for Undergraduate students (1987-1990): Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Microeconomics, Agricultural Credit and Finance, Political Economy of Socialism; Political Economy of Capitalism, Introductory Economics and Introductory Accounting.
  • Research engagement at the University: Founder and Secretary of the University ‘chat’ (a cash crop) research team; engaged in research teams of : Grain market pricing policy; Prospects for exportable products.
  • Administrative responsibility: Secretary of the Department of Agricultural Economics; participated in evaluation of research contribution of staffs; Organizing seminars.
Research and Teaching at Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands (1991/92-1997).
  • Teaching on Methodology of Macroeconomic Database building using PCs for post-graduate students.
  • Teaching Quantitative Methods in economics for post graduate studies under a project to build capacity of economists from the Republic of Oman.
  • Research assistance on research on ‘behavior of private investment in developing countries and public private sector interaction.
  • In the money and finance project of the Institute of Social studies engaged in a research on building consistent macro database (capital account) for 23 developing countries.
  • Teaching Microeconomics for post-graduate students in Local and Regional Development Department (program) of ISS.
  • Teaching of quantitative methods (econometrics and statistics) using PCs for post-graduate students in the department (program) of Development Economics .
  • Administrative responsibility Member of the Library committee of the Institute of Social Studies.
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In World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA,1993/94

International Economic Prospects and Analysis Department as a special appointment to work on ‘Global Model Building and the Place of Developing Countries in the World Economy’.

In University of Oxford, International Development Center, Queen Elizabeth House, Finance and Trade Policy Research Center
As a research fellow working on external finance and trade Patterns of African countries (1995).
Institute of Development Research, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia ,

As a research fellow working on external finance and trade Patterns of African countries (1995).

University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies)

In a collaborative assignment working on macroeconomic management of African economies, 1999; as Research fellow and lecturer 2001-2003.

Courses that I was offering at the Department of Economics at Addis Ababa University and University of London (both at Graduate and Undergraduate level)
  • Macroeconomic Analysis (Theory and Policy)
  • Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Applied African Economics
  • Methodology in Economics
  • International Economics (International Trade and International Finance)
  • Project Analysis and Planning
  • Econometrics
As well as advising both graduate and undergraduate research students
Engagement on Projects and Consultancy work
Recent (2012): Download the PDF at the left conrner in this page.
2003 – 2004
  • ‘Who owns Swedish Aid in East Africa’ With Sida, Sweden, 2003
  • UNDP’s Role in the PRSP process, with UNDP, New Your, 2003 (Case of Ethiopian & Tanzania)
  • ‘Post-conflict Economies’ with AERC/World Bank/International Economic Association, 2003
  • ‘African Imperative: Africa Within International Trading System’ With AERC, 2003
  • Growth, Poverty and Distribution of Income in Ethiopian: Which way with a pro-poor Growth’ With Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, 2003
  • Macro Model Building and Long-term Strategy Study for the Government of Ethiopia, 20
  • Macro Modeling and Social Sector Studies for the Government of Kenya
  • Forecasting Millennium Development Goals for UNDP and Ethiopian Government, 2003.
  • African Economic Report 2003 (UN Economic Commission for Africa)
  • Tax Reform and its Distributional Implication in Ethiopia (for UN WIDER).
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Before 2003
  • Cross-border illicit trade in Eastern Africa (With the Economic Commission for Africa, ECA)
  • Socio-economic Survey of Urban Ethiopia (With the dept. Of Economics of Gothenburg University of Sweden)
  • Trade Liberalization and African Economic Integration (with Organization of African Unity, OAU).
    • The case of Southern African Economic Community (SADC) .
    • The case of Common Market for Easter and Southern Africa (COMESA)
    • Country Participation in Regional Economic Groupings:
      • the case of Tanzanian in SADC and
      • the case of Zambia in COMESA)
  • The New Private Financial Sector and Its Regulation: The Ethiopian Experience, with UN University World Institute of Development Research (WIDER).
  • Managing Transition form Aid Dependence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Case Study of Ethiopia, with African Economic Research Consortium
  • The State of the Ethiopian Economy (with Ethiopian Economic Association)
  • Explaining African Economic Growth (With African Economic Research Consortium)
  • Evaluation of the Implementation of the Copenhagen Social Summit Program in Africa (With UN Economic Commission for Africa)
  • Financing Development in Africa (With UN Economic Commission for Africa)
  • Regional Integration in African and the role of Macro Economic Coordination/ Fiscal Policy Harmonization , with the Economic Commission for Africa
  • The state of the Ethiopian Economy, Economic Commission for Africa
Consultancy/Research Work done for:

Organization of African Unity (OAU)/African Union, AU
UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN ECA)
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, CSIE (Distance Learning)

Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
Swedish International Development Assistance, Sida, Stockholm
United Nation Development Program (UNDP), New York and Ethiopia
World Institute of Development Economics, WIDER
Micro Macro Consultant, The Hague, The Netherlands
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (in Ethiopia and Kenya)

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Various NGOs (such as Action Aid) on Macroeconomic and trade policy issues in EthiopiaAfrican Economic Research Consortium, Nairobi
Engagement in Professional Association
  • Editor-in-Chief, and: responsible for editing (1997-2000)
    • Ethiopian Journal of Economics (technical bi-annual Journal)
    • Economic Focus (Non-technical bi-monthly)
    • Other Publications of the Association
  • Executive committee member of Ethiopian Economic Association
  • Member and Treasurer of ‘Form for Social Studies’, an independent research institutions in Ethiopia
  • Research member, African Economic Research Consortium
  • Research member Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA)
  • Research Member of African Knowledge Network Forum under UN ECA
  • Technical Expert Committee Member of African Development Forum (ADF)
  • Also Serve as referee to Scientific Journals and Researches of AERC
    • Journal of African Economies, University of Oxford
    • Eastern and Southern African Social Science Review, OSSRA
    • Ethiopian Journal of Economics, EEA
    • Ethiopian Journal of Development Research, IDR/AAU
Public (Social) Services
Offer public lecture:
  • For experts of Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Ethiopian economy
  • -For senior manager of MIDROC Ethiopia on Ethiopian Economy
  • -For member of the Ethiopian and Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce on regional integration in Ethiopia
  • For Trade experts of Ministry of Trade, Kenya.
Expert service:
  • For Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (Ethiopia) in the preparation of the government’s Poverty Reductions Paper
  • For Ministry of Finance and Economic Development on Critical Review of the governments long-terms strategy as well as in developing a macro model for preparation of short term plans & budgets.
  • For Government of Kenya (Macro Model Building and Social Sector Analysis)
  • For members of Ethiopian Economic Association on techniques of econometric forecasting
  • For economic commission for Africa as expert group on Poverty & policy as well as on financing African development, Financing Regional Integration.
  • For African Economic Research Consortium (on evaluation of M.Sc. courses, PhD funding Proposals, PhD course development etc, trainer of researchers)
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Publications:
Published and forthcoming:
Books
Authored Book

Fundamental of International Economics for Developing Countries (2012/13)

Applied Timserise Econometrics (2012)

Reading on Ethiopian Economy (2011)

Finance and Trade in Africa: Macroeconomic Response in The World Economy context (London: Pall grave-Macmillan/New York, St. Martin, September 2002)

Edited Book

‘The Ethiopian Economy: Problem and Prospects’, Co-editor and Principal Contributor, 1999 (Addis Ababa University and Ethiopian Economic Association and Dept of Economics, AAU)

Journal Articles (Published and forthcoming)

(For Recent Publicaiton: Download the PDF: "Recent CV" at the left coroner of top of this page)

  1. Quantitative measurement of Poverty: An Application to Rural Ethiopia (1993, Ethiopian Journal of Development Research)
  2. Macro Data and Macroeconomic Analysis: The Relevance of A Consistent Macroeconomic Database in Ethiopia (1996, Ethiopian Journal of Economics)
  3. Determinants of Aggregate Primary Commodity Export Supply: Econometric Results from African Countries in Three Regions: East & Southern, West & Central and North Africa ( in Ethiopian Journal of Economics, 1999).
  4. Trade Liberalization and the Coffee Sub-Sector in Ethiopia ( Ethiopian Journal of Economics, 2003)
  5. The Macroeconomic Performance of the Ethiopian Economy in the Post-Reform Period: An Evaluation (forthcoming in Journal of North East Africa, 2004)
  6. The Gebre-Hiwot Model: A Pioneer African (Ethiopian) Development Macroeconomics ( Ethiopian Journal of Development Research, 2002)
  7. The Historical Origin of African Debt Crisis ( Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review, 2003 )
  8. Trade Theories and their Relevance in African Context: A Survey of the Literature (Under review African Development Review)
  9. Macroeconomic Policy and Agriculture in Ethiopia (Under review Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Economics)
  10. Poverty in Kenya: A Household level Analysis (with N. de Jong, G. Mwasbu and M. Kiminiy, Under review Journal of Development Studies)
  11. Regional Integration in Africa: With a Case Study of COMESA (with Haile Kibrit, under review, Journal of African Economies)
  12. Kenya’s Exchange Rate Movements in a Liberalized Environment: An Empirical Analysis (with M. Were, S. Karingi and N.S. Njuguna, Under review, Journal of African Economies)
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Chapters in a Book
  1. Debt, Adjustment and Donor Intervention in the Post-War Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia & the Sudan (1991)(Co-author; a chapter in book “Beyond Conflict in Horn of Africa”, also ISS Working paper)
  2. Profile of Ethiopian External Debt ( in ‘Ethiopian Economy: Problem and Prospects’ in Alemayehu Geda and Berhanu Nega (eds), 1999)
  3. Profile of Ethiopian External Trade ( in ‘Ethiopian Economy: Problem and Prospects’ in Alemayehu Geda and Berhanu Nega (eds), 1999)
  4. The Impact of External Shocks and Northern Policy on Africa: Simulation Results Based on Global Economic Model of Africa ( in ‘Ethiopian Economy: Problem and Prospects’ in Alemayehu Geda and Berhanu Nega (eds), 1999)
  5. Economic Integration in African: A critical Review of Relevant Theories (a Chapter in a book published by OAU: Economic Integration in Africa, 2000)
  6. The New Financial Sector and Its Regulation: The Case of Ethiopia (with Tony Addison, A chapter in a book, in Tony Addison (ed.) (2003) Underdevelopment, Transition and Reconstruction in Sub-Saharan Africa, United Nations University, WIDER, Helsinki, also WIDER Discussion Paper No 2001/55)
  7. Managing Transition form Aid Dependence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Case Study of Ethiopia, ( a Chapter in a book, forthcoming , in C. Lancaster and S. Wangwe (eds), with African Economic Research Consortium)
  8. The Macroeconomic Environment and Ethiopian Agricultural (a chapter book forthcoming in Sisay Assefa and Tesfaye Teklu, eds., The Challenge of Developing Agriculture in Ethiopia, Western Michigan State University)
  9. Supervision and Regulation of the Ethiopian Financial Sector: The Role of Institutions ( a Chapter in Book in Alemu Mekonnen and Djene Aredo (eds.). The Role of Institutions in Economic Development, Dept. of Economics, AAU and EEA)
  10. The Structure And Performance Of Ethiopia’s Financial Sector In The Pre And Post Reform Period: With Special Focus On Banking (In Alemayehu Geda and Berhanu Nega (eds.)
  11. The Political Economy of Growth in Ethiopia (, Forthcoming in Cambridge Africa Economic History Series and AERC Nairobi).
  12. The Macroeconomic Performance of the Ethiopian Economy in the Post-Reform Period: An Evaluation (forthcoming in Western Michigan University: Contemporary Development Issues in Ethiopia, also Journal of Northeast African Studies, 2005).
  13. Conflict and Economic Performance in Ethiopia (With Befekadu Degefe,2005 in Fosu and Collier, African Post-Conflict Economies,Pallgrave-Macmillan)
  14. Quantitative Approach for International Economic Analysis :Multimedia Teaching Text (with Marc Wuyts, M. Macintosh and Chandan Mukherijee, forthcoming Open University, UK)
Book Reviews
  1. Berhanu Abegaz (ed.) (1994). Essays on Ethiopian Economic Development. (Reviewed in Development and Change, Vol. 28 No. 2, 1997)
  2. Chandan Mukherijee, Howard White and Marc Wuyts (1998). Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries. (Reviewed in Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1999)
  3. Bhinda et al (1999) Private Capital flows to Africa: Perception and Reality ( in Development and Change, June 2003)
Policy Briefs
  1. The KIPPRA-Treasury Macro Model: A New Instrument for Policy Analysis and forecasting, PB No 8, KIPPRA, Nairobi.
  2. Determinates of Poverty in Kenya: A Household Level Analysis, PB No. 9, KIPPRA, Nairobi.
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Working/Discussion Papers:
Year 2001-2004
  1. Ethiopia’s New Financial Sector And Its Regulation (With Tony Addison, WIDER Discussion Paper No. 2001/55 and also forthcoming in Finance and Development Research Program, University of Manchester).
  2. Theoretical Base for the Kenya Macro Model: The KIPPRA-Treasury Macro Model (with F.Huizinga, N.S.Ndung’u and S.N.Karingi, forthcoming KIPPRA Discussion Paper)
  3. Estimation Procedure and Estimation Results of the Kenya’s KIPPRA-Treasury Macro Model (With N.S.Ndung’u and S.N.Karingi, forthcoming as KIPPRA Working Paper)
  4. Determinants of Poverty in Kenya: Household Level Analysis (with N. de Jong, M.Kimenyi and G.Mwabu, KIPPRA Discussion Paper 9 and a shorter version on ISS WP N0. 347, The Hague)
  5. Specifying and Estimating Partial Equilibrium Model for use in Macro Models: A Road Map for KIPPRA-Treasury Macro Model of Kenya (With N.S. Ndung’u, KIPPRA Discussion Paper No. 8)
  6. Kenya’s Exchange Rate Movements in a Liberalized Environment: An Empirical Analysis (with M. Were, S. Karingi and N.S. Njuguna, forthcoming in KIPPRA Discussion Paper)
  7. The Labour Market, Poverty and Inequality in Kenya: A Micro-Simulation Approach (With N. de Jong and K. Manda, forthcoming as KIPPRA Discussion Paper)
  8. Poverty in Kenya: A Comparative Analysis of Microsimulation and Regression Based Approaches (with N. de Jong and G. Mwabu, forthcoming in KIPPRA Discussion Paper)
  9. Saving in Sub-Saharan Africa: An overview and new empirical results ( with Haile Kibretr, forthcoming in Department of Economics. Addis Ababa University, Working Paper Series)
  10. Trade Liberalization and Economic Integration in Africa: With Case Study of COMESA (with Haile Kibret, Department of Economics, SOAS, University of London, Working Paper Series)
  11. Modeling the South in North-South Models: A Brief Survey of the Literature (forthcoming in Department of Economics. Addis Ababa University, Working Paper Series)
  12. Transiting from Aid Dependency in Ethiopia: An Empirical Analysis (with Befekadu Degefe, forthcoming in Department of Economics. Addis Ababa University, Working Paper Series)
  13. Financial Reconstruction In Conflict and ‘Post-Conflict’ Economies (With Tony Addison, Philippe Le Billon and S. Mansoob Murshed ,WIDER Discussion Paper No.2001/90 and also in Finance and Development Research Program, University of Manchester)r.
  14. Banking Sector Regulation and Performance in the Post-Reform Ethiopia (With Seife Dendir, forthcoming in Department of Economics. Addis Ababa University, Working Paper Series).
  15. International Financial Flows and the Challenge of Financing Development in Africa: An Overview of Challenges and Prospects (forthcoming in Department of Economics. Addis Ababa University, Working Paper Series.
  16. International Trade and the African Context: A Critical Review of the Literature, forthcoming, in KIPPRA Discussion Paper Series
  17. 1996-2000
  18. A comparative look at International Linkages of the World Banks Global Economic Model (Bank-GEM) and Other North-South Models (1994) ISS Working Paper Series Money, finance and Development series Number 58.
  19. Determinants of Aggregate Primary Commodity Export Supply: Econometric Results from African Countries in Three Regions (East & Southern, West & Central and North Africa) (1996 ISS Working Paper Series on Money, Finance and Development, No. 60 )
  20. The Fiscal Response to External Finance in Africa: An Empirical Analysis (1996) ISS working paper series on Money, Finance and Development, No. 61)
  21. The Historical Origin of African Debt and Financial Crisis (1997, ISS Working Paper Series on Money, Finance and Development, No. )
  22. The Gebre-Hiwot Model: A Pioneer African (Ethiopian) Development Macroeconomist. Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University Working paper Series No. WP01/1998, August 1998.
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Monographs and Research Reports
  1. Estimating Investment Functions for The South African Economy (A dissertation guide for MSc in Financial Economics, University of London, School of Oriental and African Study, 1996)
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  3. A Consistent Macro Database for Ethiopia (1970-1999), Ethiopian Economic Association, A Research Report 1998 (also forthcoming as the Association’s Working Paper Series)
  4. Trade Liberalization and Regional Integration in Africa: The Case of COMESA (A Report submitted to Policy Analysis Unit of OAU, 1999)
  5. Trade Liberalization and Regional Integration in Africa: The Case of SADEC (A Report submitted to Policy Analysis Unit of OAU, 1999)
  6. Problems of Country Participation in Regional Economic Groupings: The Case of Tanzania in SADEC (A Report submitted to Policy Analysis Unit of OAU, 1999)
  7. Problems of Country Participation in Regional Economic Groupings: The Case of Zambia in COMESA (A Report submitted to Policy Analysis Unit of OAU,1999)
  8. Social Progress in Africa Sin
  9. ce the Copenhagen Summit ( A Report Submitted to Economic Commission for Africa, 1999)
  10. Trade Liberalization, Trade and Food Security ( A Report submitted to Action Aid, 1999)
  11. Problems and Prospects of Financing Development in Africa (A Report Submitted to Economic Commissions for Africa, 2000)
  12. Fiscal (Macro) Policy Harmonization in the Context of African Regional Integration (A Report Submitted to Regional Integration and Cooperation Division of Economic Commission for Africa, November 2001).
  13. Growth, Poverty and Distribution of Income in Ethiopia: Which way for a Pro-poor Growth (with Abebe Shimeles and John Weeks, A Report to the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development/PRSP input, 2002)
  14. Who owns Swedish Aid in East Africa, Volume I: A Synthesis Report (With D. Anderson, C. Cramer and Degol Hailu, A Report to Sida, Stockholm, 2002).
  15. Who owns Swedish Aid in East Africa, Volume II: Country Case Studies (With D. Anderson, C. Cramer and Degol Hailu, A Report to Sida, Stockholm, 2002).
  16. UNDP’s Engagement in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Process: Case Study of Tanzania (UNDP New York, 2002
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  18. UNDP’s Engagement in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Process: Case Study of Ethiopia (UNDP New York, 2002)
  19. Forecasting and Analysis of MDGS for Ethiopia (with Abebe Shimless, UN Country Team and MOFED, Ethiopia)
  20. Tax Reform and its Distributional Implications in Ethiopia (with Abebe Shimles, for UN WIDER).
  21. The Sources of Growth in Ethiopia (with J. Weeks, Daniel Zerfu and MOFED, for MOFED)
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Bulletins
  1. Institutional Aspect of Reforming the Financial Sector: The Case of Regulating Banking in Post-Reform Ethiopia (UN/ECA DPMN Bulletin, Vol. VI, NO 1, November 1999)
  2. Basic Open Economy Macroeconomics and the Asia Crisis (in Economic Focus, Vol 2 No 1, 1999, Ethiopian Economic Association)
  3. Structural Adjustment Programs in African Context: A brief Review of the Literature (in Economic Focus, Vol 1 No 3, 1998, Ethiopian Economic Association)
  4. Globalization and International Finance: The Crucial Issue of African Debt (in Economic Focus, Vol. 3 No 1, 2000, Ethiopian Economic Association)
  5. Some Observation on Ethiopian Interim-Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (MEDREK, Forum for Social Studies, 2001).
Unpublished:
  1. Economic Management in Public Enterprises: Planning versus Market with case study on National Leather and Shoe Corporation of Ethiopia (1987) (Unpublished, Dept. Of Economics, Addis Ababa University)
  2. Trends of Public and Private Capital Account Variables in Developing Countries: The ISS-COCA Database of Consistent Capital Accounts (1992) [ which is prepared in the Institute’s publication and in diskette for outside users]
  3. Pattern of Consumption, Poverty and Prospects for household saving in Sub-Saharan Africa: case study of Ethiopia (1991) [Unpublished MA thesis at Institute of Social Studies, The Hague)
  4. Africa in North-South Model: A theoretical Analysis of the External Sector (memo, ISS The Hague)
  5. Aid and the Dutch Disease in Africa: An Empirical Analysis (1997) Memo, ISS The Hague
  6. Growth and Food Balance Modeling using PCs (1998, Prepared for teaching text for use in the MA program of Population and Development, Institute of Social Study, The Hague)
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  8. Aid and the Dutch Disease in Ethiopia (mimeo).
  9. The Fiscal Response to External Finance in Ethiopia: An Empirical Analysis (mimeo)
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Professional Workshops/Training Attended and Offered:

Workshop on World Trade Organization (WTO) Provisions and Commercial Diplomacy (UNCTAD, Geneva, 1998).

Various Workshops in Ethiopia (National Account Estimation for Addis Ababa, 1998; National Parameters Estimates for Ethiopia, 1998; various workshops Organized by Ethiopian Economic Association, 1997, 1998).

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Workshop on Post-graduate Economic Studies in Anglophone Africa, Nairobi, 1998 .

Workshop on Trade Liberalization and Economic Integration in African, Organized by OAU, 1998.

Coordinator and lecturer on training workshop organized for policy analysts in Africa on

‘Accounting for Sustainable Development and the use of SAM and CGE based modeling for Policy Analysis,

Trainer: Workshop on Forecasting with Econometric Models (Organized by Ethiopian Economic Association and Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University).

Trainer: ‘On Analysis of the Ethiopian Economy’ (International Peace Institute of Ethiopia)

Trainer: ‘On Analysis of the Ethiopian Economy’ (MIDROC Ethiopia, Human Resource Development)

Trainer: ‘Applied Macro Models: Building and Using Macroeconometric Models in Africa (The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, for specialists from Namibia, Tanzania, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ethiopia and Kenya).

Trainer: On WTO and Trade Negotiation for Kenyan Ministry of Trade.

Computer literacy
Soft ware (user)

Major Word Processing, Database and Spread Sheet soft wares

Quantitative software: Micro fit, Eviews, TSP, Pc give/ Pcfimi, STATA, SPSS and, Games

Programming:

Attended (not completed) a post-graduate study on computer programming (Courses offered includes: PASCAL and C+ programming, Computer Organization and Assembly Language, Visual Basics and Data structure and Algorithm Analysis.

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