Tassew Woldehanna is a professor of Economics at Addis Ababa University. On February 12th, 2018, The Ministry of Education appointed Professor Tassew Woldehanna as Addis Ababa University’s next president. He was selected among two other finalists; Professor Bekele Gutema and Dr. Jeilu Omar.
Education and Career
Woldehanna holds an MSc in Agricultural and Environmental Economics and Policy and a Ph.D. in Household Economics from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is a development economist mainly interested in fiscal incidence, child welfare and poverty, employment, micro and small-scale enterprise development, entrepreneurship, and food security.
Woldehanna has published several book chapters and article in peer review journal in the area of poverty and education and health.
He is also the Principal Investigator of Young Lives, an international study of childhood poverty following 12,000 children in four countries (Ethiopia, India, Vietnam, and Peru).