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Assefa Admassie is Director of the Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute, an affiliate of the Ethiopian Economics Association. He is also an Associate Professor at the School of Economics at Addis Ababa University, a Board Member of the PhD Collaborative Program of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and a fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences. Assefa holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Hohenheim-Stuttgart in Germany. Before his current position, Assefa taught at the Alemaya University of Agriculture and Addis Ababa University, and worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Development Research at the University of Bonn. Assefa has published more than 30 research papers in reputable journals. His areas of research include agricultural credit, child labour, education and health, production economics, impact evaluation, information and communication technology (ICT) and poverty issues.