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Degree Program University
Ph.D. Applied Economics Western Michigan University
M.A. Applied Economics Western Michigan University
M.Sc. Economic Policy Analysis Addis Ababa University
B.A. Economics Addis Ababa University

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2016 - Now Assistant Professor of Economics Siena College
2012 - 2016 Assistant Professor of Economics Qatar University
2008 - 2011 Assistant Professor of Economics Siena College
2005 - 2008 Assistant Professor of Economics STLCC-Meramec
2003 - 2004 Investment Intern W.K. Kellog Foundation
2001 - 2001 Assistant Researcher Ethiopian Economic Association
2001 - 2005 Doctoral Associate Western Michigan University
1998 - 2001 Lecturer Addis Ababa University

Current Research


Development Economics, International Economics, Applied Econometrics

Foreign Aid, Migration and Remittances, Foreign Direct Investment, Institutions, Economic Growth, Sustainable Development, Food Security

 

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Institutional Quality and the Effectiveness of Aid for Trade
    Applied Economics
    2019
  • Are bilateral and multilateral aid-for-trade complementary?
    World Economy
    February, 2017
  • Remittances, institutions and economic growth: a closer look at some proxies for institutions
    Economics Bulletin
    2016
  • Production Efficiency and the Extensive Margins of U.S.Exporters: An Industry-level Analysis
    Open Economies Review, vol. 26
    November, 2015
  • The impact of foreign direct investment on horizontal export diversification: Empirical Evidence
    Applied Economics, vol. 45
    2013
  • Foreign Aid, women in parliament and corruption:empirical evidence from the 2000s
    Economics Bulletin, vol. 31
    2011
  • Remittances, Institutions and Growth: A Semiparametric Study
    International Economic Journal
    2009
  • Foreign Aid, Growth, Policy and Reform
    Economics Bulletin, vol. 15
    March, 2008
  • Aid, Policies, and Growth in Developing Countries: A New Look at the Empirics
    Southern Economic Journal, vol. 74
    January, 2008

Awards & Distinctions

  • Best Paper Award: Faculty Research Mentor - Ted Winnowski Student Conference in Business
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2019
  • Soaring International Food Prices and Political Upheaval in Fragile Food Exporting Countries: Implications for Food Security Resilience in Qatar
    Category: Research
    QNRF-NPRP No.:8-1040-5-148 (PI), 2016
  • Best Paper Award: Faculty Research Mentor, Student Business Conference
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2010
  • Summer Fellowship
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2010
  • Summer Scholars - a grant for mentoring an undergraduate student's summer project
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2010
  • Best Paper Award - Faculty Research Mentor, Student Business Conference
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2009

Books & Book Chapters

  • Aid Effectiveness, Policy, and Reform: Theory and Empirics
    LAMBERT Acedemic Publishing
    2009

Presentations

  • On the Determinates of Food Security
    2019
    Midwest Economic Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Are Differences in the Effects of Aid for Trade (AFT) from Bilateral and Multilateral Sources Systemic?
    2018
    Midwest Economic Association Conference, Evanston, Illinois
  • Institutional Quality and the Effectiveness of Aid for Trade
    2017
    Midwest Economic Association Conference, Cincinnati,, Ohio
  • Aid for Trade (AFT) and the Intensive Margin of Exports and Imports
    2016
    Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Are Bilateral and Multilateral Aid for Trade Complementary? Accounts from Africa
    2016
    Allied Social Science Association Meeting, San Francisco, California
  • Aid for Trade and the Skill and Technology Content of Exports
    2015
    Midwest Economic Association Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • The Growth Effects of Financial Flows to Developing Countries: Regional Differences and the Role of Institutions
    2014
    Midwest Economic Association Conference, Evanston, Illinois
  • Remittances, the Measurement of Institutions, Investment and Economic Growth
    2013
    Midwest Economic Association Conference, Columbus, Ohio
  • Remittances, Growth and Poverty Alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa
    March, 2011
    Midwest Economic Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Does the Inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Enhance Export Diversification in the FDI Host Countries?
    January, 2010
    Allied Social Science Association Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Export Diversification: Does Foreign Direct Investment Help?
    2009
    Midwest Economic Association Conference, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aid, Policies, and Growth in Developing Countries: Evidence from Disaggregated Aid Data
    March, 2006
    Midwest Economic Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • The Effectiveness of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth
    January, 2005
    The American Economic Association/Allied Social Sciences Assocation Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania