Professor of Economics & Director of the Center for African Development Policy Research, Haenicke Institute of Global Education (HIGE), WMU
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1980
5455 Friedmann Hall
Principles of Economics, Economic Development; African Economies, Managerial Economics, Agricultural Systems and Food Security, Regulatory Economics and Institutions
Economic Development Policy Research focused on Africa; Agriculture, Rural Development and Food Security, The Effect of Governance on Sustainable development
"Differential Impacts of Economic Volatility and Governance on Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of US Multinationals in Africa" (with A.Lemi), Eastern Economic Journal, Wesleyan University, CT, 2009
Globalization and International Development: Editor, W.E. Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, USA 2010.
"The Challenge to Peace and Sustainable Development in the Horn of Africa" in Horn of Africa: (An Independent Journal that promotes Democracy, Good Governance and Respect for Human Rights in the Horn of Africa), Rutgers University, NJ. Volume 27, 2009
"Can African Universities be transformed through International Academic Linkages? The Case of Ethiopia, "Proceedings of the First International Conference on Educational Research for Development, College of Education, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa University Press 2009"
"The Challenge of Building Institutions of Governance for Economic Development in Ethiopia", Northeast African Studies, Vol 10.1, Guest Editor, Michigan State University Press.
The Economics of Sustainable Development, editor, W.E. Upjohn for Employment Research, 2005.
Foreign Direct Investment and Uncertainty: Empirical Evidence from Africa, (with A. Lemi) African Finance Journal ,Vol. 5, no.1, 2003.
"Challenges and Prospects for Regional Integration in the Horn of Africa, Horn of Africa Vol.21. 2003, Rutgers University.
Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Demand for Children in Jimma City, Ethiopia, (with B. Tadesse), Eastern Africa Social Science Review, vol 28, no.2.June 2002.
Who Participates in Labor Intensive Public Works Schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Rural Botswana and Kenya, (with T.Teklu ), World Development, 27 (2)
Factors Affecting Employment Choice in a Labor-Intensive Public Works Scheme in Rural Botswana", (with T. Teklu), Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 46, No. 1, 1997.
The Political Economy of Poverty and Food Insecurity in Africa, Michigan Academician, 28 (1), 1996. The University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor.
Perspectives on Agricultural Policy, Rural Poverty, and Food Insecurity in Ethiopia, Proceedings of the Agricultural Economics Society of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 1995.
Human Capital and Economic Development (with W. Huang), ed. W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, (Fall 1994).
World Food and Agriculture: Economic Issues and Problems edited by Sisay Asefa, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1988.
Economic Decision Making: Public and Private Decisions, (ed.) Iowa State University Press, 1985.