Bizuayehu Bedane

Assistant Professor
Ph.D -Economics, Southern Illinois University (2016); MA-Economics, Vanderbilt University (2012); MSc-Economics, Addis Ababa University (2008); BA-Economics-Addis Ababa University (2004)
Year Appointed
Fall 2019
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Empirical Research
Spring 2020
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Money and Banking
  • Applied Regression


Dr. Bizuayehu Bedane is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Business and Economics. Previously, he held a visiting Assistant Professor of Economics position at the Catholic University of America and Washington College. Throughout his own educational experiences, he specialized in Development Economics, International Trade and Finance, and Monetary Economics. Dr. Bedane has taught Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Econometrics, Public Finance, and Development Economics.

His research interest is in the field of development economics, applied microeconomics, and Monetary Economics. His current research focuses on credit markets, remittance, poverty, inequality, household’s welfare, and debt.


  • “Government Effectiveness and Economic Growth,” Economics Bulletin, vol. 37, Issue. 1, pp. 222–227, Jan 2017. (with Md Rafayet Alam and Erick Kitenge )
  • “Determinants of Credit Rationing in Ethiopia: Firm-Level Evidence.” Economics Bulletin, Vol. 36, Issue 4, pages 2161–2170, Nov 2016.
  • “Remittances and household welfare: longitudinal evidence from urban Ethiopia.” Proceedings of the seventh international conference on the Ethiopian Economy, EEA, edited by Getenet Alemu, Vol. I, pp. 151-192, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Feb 2013.
  • “Can debt relief lead to development in Africa?,” MPRA, no. 9955, Feb 2008. (with Fikru, Mahelet G)


  • The Effect of rising food prices on households nutritional outcomes, AERC biannual research workshop May 28-June 7, 2019. Cape Town, South Africa.
  • The Effect of rising food prices on households nutritional outcomes, AERC biannual research workshop May 30-June 7, 2018. Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Dynamics and persistence in borrowing and lending: Panel evidence from Ethiopia. Presented at the Missouri Valley Economic Association 52nd annual meeting, October 2015.
  • The impact of remittances on households welfare: presented at the 7th international conference on the Ethiopian Economy, June 2010.