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Samuel Weldeegzie



BA Economics (JU), Ethiopia; MA in Development Studies (ISS of EUR), The Netherlands.

Contact details

Samuel is a Post-doctoral fellow at FSPH, UCLA after recently completing his PhD in Economics from The Australian National University (ANU). Prior to this, he received his MA degree in Development Studies (Specialization in Economics of Development) from International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands and his BA degree in Economics from Jimma University, Ethiopia. Samuel had teaching and research assistant positions at ANU.

PhD programme


Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

Essays on Human Capital in Ethiopia


Weldeegzie, S.G (2017). Growing-up Unfortunate: War and Human Capital in Ethiopia. World Development (forthcoming).

Scholarships and fellowships

2013 onwards: ANU University Research Scholarship (International) and ANU HDR Merit Scholarship, Australia.

2010/1: Excellence scholarship award under the Huygens Scholarship Programme (HSP) 2010, The Netherlands.

Employment history

2015 - 2016: Research Assistant, CAEPR, College of Arts and Social Sciences

Teaching Assistant (Tutor/Seminar Convener) for courses at ANU:

2017 Sem I: SOCY2038 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

2017 Sem I: POGO8072 Development Theories and Themes

2016 Sem I: POGO8016 The Economics of way of thinking I

2016 Sem I: IDEC8023 Case Studies in Applied Econometrics

2015 Sem II: EMET1001 Foundations of Economic and Financial Models

2015 Sem II: IDEC8026 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation

2015 Sem I: ECON1101 Principles of Microeconomics I

2015 Sem II: POGO8072 Development Theories and Themes

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Mailing address

621 Charles E. Young Drive South, 2204 LSB Los Angeles, CA 90095

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