Dr. Abay Asfaw Getahun

Country of current residence

USA

Current position

Associate Economic Fellow

Current institute employer

Center for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC)

Since

2008

Previous positions

2007 - 2008 World Bank, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM), PREM Gender and Development Group

Awards

Josef G. Knoll-Wissenschaftspreisträger 2002

 

Profession

Resource Economist

Specialisation

Public Health, Human Resources, development and poverty reduction

Degrees / expertise

1983 to 1986: Bachelor Degree in Economics, Addis Ababa University

 

1987 to 1995: Masters Degree in Economics (Human Resources Economics)

Professional experience

1987 to 1991: Expert, team leader, and department coordinator in the Ministry of Planning of Ethiopia

 

1991 to 1994: Expert and team leader in the Investment Office of Ethiopia

 

1998 to date: Lecturer at the Ethiopian Civil Service College

2007

Asfaw, A. and J. Jütting.  2007.  The Role of Health Insurance in Poverty Reduction: Empirical Evidence from Senegal.  International Journal of Public Administration, 30 (8-9) : 835 - 858 .
Asfaw, A., K. Frohberg, K.S. James and J.J. Jütting.  2007.  Does Fiscal Decentralization Help to Reduce Infant Mortality? Empirical Evidence from Rural India.  Journal of Developing Areas, 41(1) : 17-35 . Further Information

2006

Asfaw, A.  2006.  The Effects of Obesity on Doctor-diagnosed Chronic Diseases in Africa: Empirical Results from Senegal and South Africa.  Journal of Public Health and Policy, 27(3) : 250-264 .

2005

Asfaw A. and J. von Braun.  2005.  Innovations in Health Care Financing: New Evidence on the Prospect of Community Health Insurance Schemes in the Rural Areas of Ethiopia.  International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 5 : 241-253 .

2004

Asfaw A. and A. Admassie.  2004.  The Role of Household Member's Education on the Adoption of Agricultural Inputs under Different Environments in Ethiopia.  Agricultural Economics, 30 (3) : 215-228 .
Asfaw A., J. von Braun, A. Admassie, J Jutting.  2004.  New dimensions in measuring economic costs of illness: The case of rural Ethiopia.  Quaterly Journal of International Agriculture, 43 (3) : 247-266 .
Asfaw, A. and Admassie, A..  2004.  The Role of education on the adoption of chemical fertiliser under different socioeconomic environments in Ethiopia.  Agricultural Economics, 30 (3) : 215-228 .
Asfaw, A. and J. von Braun.  2004.  Can Community Health InsuranceSchemes Shield the Poor against the Downside Health Effects of Economic Reforms? The Case of Rural Ethiopia.  Health Policy, 70 (1) : 97-108 .
Asfaw, A. and J. von Braun.  2004.  Is Consumption Insured Against Illness? Evidence on Vulnerability of Households to Health Shocks in Rural Ethiopia.  Economic Development and Cultural Change, 53 (1) : 115-129 .
Asfaw, A., J. von Braun and S. Klasen.  2004.  How big is the Crowding out Effects of User fees in the Rural Areas of Ethiopia? Implications for Equity and Resource Mobilization.  World Development, 32(12) : 2065-2081 .

2002

Asfaw Getahun, A.  2002.  Costs of Illness, the Demand for Medical Care, and the Prospect of Community Health Insurance Schemes in the Rural Areas of Ethiopia.  Thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Development Economics and Policy Series No. 34, Peter Lang Publisher, Frankfurt a.M.,   Download [PDF | 11.67KB]
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Research themes
  • Renewable energy
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
Professional experience

1987 to 1991: Expert, team leader, and department coordinator in the Ministry of Planning of Ethiopia

 

1991 to 1994: Expert and team leader in the Investment Office of Ethiopia

 

1998 to date: Lecturer at the Ethiopian Civil Service College

Degrees

1983 to 1986: Bachelor Degree in Economics, Addis Ababa University

 

1987 to 1995: Masters Degree in Economics (Human Resources Economics)

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ / GTZ; ZEF-scholarship

Abay Asfaw Getahun

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change