Discovering, generating and disseminating knowledge in the service of society
Expertise: I obtained two Masters and a Ph.D from the
United States. My field of research is to study Economic Demographic
modelling. I try to study the interaction between population and
economic development in third world settings. I use primary and
secondary source data, review current and past empirical models, I try
to modify them so as to reflect third world realities. The models I
prefer are simple but robust and easy to understand. Some of the papers I wrote include:
Demand for energy in rural setting
Production technologies in peasant agriculture
Demographic and macro economic consequences of famine
Demographic responses to recurring famines
If resources are available I would like to undertake a deeper study on
demographic and macroeconomic responses to recurring famines.I would
like to link this with poverty reduction strategies.
Professional/ Work Experience:
Professor of Econometrics and Demography
at Addis Abeba University and at the University of Asmara in Eritrea.
Currently I am a Visiting Professor of Econometrics at the University
of Dar es Salaam. My tentative plan is to stay in Dar up to June 2004
and then return to Eritrea.
was a visiting scholar at several American and African
Universities-Princeton, Michigan State, George Washington and Boston
Universities, at the IMF and others.
the past thirty years I have won many research grants and published
about forty articles in national, regional and intrenational journals.
Even though I did some consultancy work, most of my research is comprehensive and combines theory with realities.
Vice President, Eastern and Southern Africa Economic Association