Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)

Ethiopian Economics Association was established in July 2000 as a non-profit, independent professional organization formally registered with the Ministry of Justice. The association promotes the study of economics in Ethiopia, promotes economic research and assists in its dissemination and facilitating contact with Ethiopian and foreign economists. http://www.eeaecon.org/

Library Articles

Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) Development in Ethiopia: Policies, Performances, Constraints and Prospects

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Published: 2015
No significant studies have been conducted on the importance of SMEs in the national economy. Having identified the research gap, a study entitled ‘’Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) Development in Ethiopia: Policies, Performances, Constraints and Prospects’’ was conducted and published by EEA in 2014. This brief report comprises the key findings of a study on ’Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs...

Non-State Social Protection in Ethiopia: Characteristics and Dimensions

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Published: 2014
The contribution of Non-State Social Protection (NSSP), with a long history in Ethiopia, has not been systematically researched and recognized. The primary objective of this study therefore, is to investigate the characteristics and dimensions of NSSP in Ethiopia. The characteristics are explained by forms and functions of NSSP and dimensions are explained by the organizational and accountability...

The Performance of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Export Sector

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Published: 2013
Accelerated economic growth has been the main agenda of the Ethiopian government, especially since 2002/3. One area that has been emphasized, in order to promote the economic performance of the country, is external trade, which generates foreign exchange needed to finance imports of essential goods and services for the economy. This research brief is largely drawn from the 2013 EEA’s annual...

Determinants of Export Commodity Concentration and Trade Dynamics in Ethiopia

With this study, the direction of trade in Ethiopia was descriptively assessed, along with the construction of the appropriate concentration index. The paper has also attempted to estimate the major determinants of export concentration or export diversification. It seemed that there is a significant shift in direction of trade in Ethiopia mainly from the west to the east. On the export side, this...

Climate Change and Economic Growth in a Rain-fed Economy: How Much Does Rainfall Variability Cost Ethiopia?

Economic growth may be impacted by climate change through rainfall variability. This paper, demonstrates that the adverse impact of rainfall variability on economic growth depends on the rate of expansion of the amplitude of rainfall variability and frequency of occurrence of extreme events. A co-integration analysis using time series data from Ethiopia shows both inter-annual and within-annual...

Patterns and Determinants of Livestock Farmers’ Choice of Marketing Channels: Micro-level Evidence

This paper investigates the patterns and determinants of smallholder livestock farmer’s market participation, as well as the market channel choice using a micro-lever survey data from Ethiopia. Binary logit and multinomial logit models have been applied for empirical data analysis. The estimated results reveal that gender and educational status of the household head together with household access...

Ethiopia’s Trade Potential in the Inter‐ Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

"This study is aimed at predicting the trade potentials of Ethiopia in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) block using augmented gravity model. Both the Fixed Effect Model (FEM) and Random Effect Model (REM) are estimated and tested for specification to choose the best model that fits the data. According to the test, the Fixed Effect Model (FEM) is found to be the preferred...

The Effect of Exchange Rate Volatility on International Trade Flow : A Meta Regression Analysis

Published: 2011
"This paper applies meta-regression analysis (MRA) to the empirical literature. The results reveal that, though modestly, the estimated effect sizes may suffer from publication bias. Although the results show the existence of an overall authentic trade effect of ERV beyond publication bias, its size is very small and does not yield overwhelming evidence even on the sign of the effect. Most...

International Migration, Remittances and Poverty Alleviation in Ethiopia

"The paper explores the impact of international remittances on the Ethiopian economy and on the livelihoods and welfare of households. It uses macroeconomic data and data from the Ethiopian urban household survey. It was found that remittance shocks positively affect macroeconomic variables; the effect remained to be volatile in the very first periods after the shock. However, the impacts...

Socio Economic Factors of Early Childhood Mortality in Ethiopia : Evidence from Demographic and Health Survey

The rates of childhood mortality are important summary indicators of social development, quality of life, overall health, maternal health and welfare. Childhood deaths are primarily caused by preventable and communicable diseases and poor coverage of health, especially in the case of underdeveloped countries. This implies the socioeconomic nature of the issue besides its intrinsic health nature....

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