Mr. Yilkal Wassie Ayen

Academic Rank: Lecturer
College/Institute: Jimma University College of Business and Economics
Department/Team: Economics
Field of Specialization: M.Sc. in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis)
Research Interest: Issues related to development Economics and policy analysis and program evaluations based on micro and macro data analysis


On-going researches:

  • “Evaluating the contribution of NGO’s financed microfinance Institutions towards poverty reduction”
  • “Assess the impact of government financed small and medium scale Enterprises on poverty reduction”
  • “Evaluating the impact of fiscal decentralization on regional inequality in Ethiopia”

List of Publications:  

  • “The Effect of Currency Devaluation on Output: the Case of Ethiopian Economy” published
  • “Agricultural credit and factors affecting group lending performance of poor farmers: Jimma Zone Ethiopia” accepted for publication
  • “The relationship between inflation, money supply and economic growth in Ethiopia: Co integration and causality analysis” ” accepted for publication
  • “The impact of microcredit programs on female headed household in rural Ethiopia: Jimma Zone” ” accepted for publication
  • “Assessing the effectiveness of group based borrowing Oromia credit and saving Share Company, Jimma Zone, Ethiopia” is accepted for publication
  • “Global Air Alliances, Code share Agreements and Airline Performance: A Network and Econometric Analysis” submitted for publication
  • “Factors Affecting Women’s Effectiveness in Use of Microfinance and Microcredit Services; Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia” submitted for publication

Membership in academic associations and academic related committee, councils, groups:

  • Active/full member of Ethiopian Economic Association /EEA/.

Contact address

  • P. O. Box:    378
  • Office Tel.:    +251471118369
  • Cell Phone:    +251 913354496
  • Fax:    +251471111450
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