Ph.D, John Hopkins University,1985
5422 Friedmann Hall
Teaching areas include Macroeconomics, Development Economics and Monetary Economics.
Research areas include Macro, Development, micro-foundations, principal-agent problems and financial economics.
"Private Transfers, Informal Loans and Risk Sharing among Poor Urban Households in Ethiopia," with Seife Dendir, Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 45, 8, September 2009, pp 1325-1343.
"On Consumption Insurance in Poor Urban Areas: Evidence from Ethiopia," with Seife Dendir, Journal of International Development, 2009, Vol. 21, 5, pp 699-713.
"On Attenuation of Moral Hazard in Risk Sharing in Poor Urban Economies," with Seife Dendir, International Economic Journal, Vol. 22, 2008, pp 431-444.
"Foreign Aid, Growth, Policy and Reform," with Debasri Mukherjee and Elias Shukralla, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 15, No 2, 2008, pp 1-9.
"Aid, Policies and Growth in Developing Countries: A New Look at the E mpirics," with Debasri Mukherjee and Elias Shukralla, Southern Economic Journal, January 2008, Vol.74, pp 693-706.
"Do Patent Protection and Technology Transfer Facilitate R&D in Developed and Emerging Countries? A Semiparametric Study," with Debasri Mukherjee and Ashraf Eid, Atlantic Economic Journal, June 2007 (Vol. 35, No. 2), pp 217-231.
"U.S. Regional Income and Technology: A Unit-Root and Cointegration Study" (with Habibur Rahman), Topics in Macroeconomics: Vol. 5, 2005.
"Unemployment Insurance and Experience-Rating in a Simple Model of Involuntary Unemployment," Public Finance Review, Vol.26, July 1998.
"Job Security and Unemployment in An Efficiency-Wage Model," Journal of Labor Research, Vol.19, 1998.
"Faimess and Self-Interest: An Assessment," Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol.27, 1998.
"First-order Approach to Principal-Agent Problems: A Generalization," Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory, Vol.22, June 1997.
"Three Departures from Maximizing Behavior and Their Keynesian Features: A Simple Exposition," Economic Theory, 4, 1994.
"Near-rationality/Menu Cost, Strategic Complementarity, and Real Rigidity: An Integration," Journal of Macroeconomics, Fall 1993.
"Strategic Interactions and Real Rigidity: Complementarity Between Two Keynesian Concepts," Southern Economic Journal, January 1993.
"Effort-Inducing Contracts," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Summer 1992.