International Development, Agricultural Economics, Applied Econometrics
Kassahun joined the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University in September 2015 as an Assistant Professor. His research employs economic theory, advanced statistical and numerical methods to analyze development problems aimed at informing public policy to raise standard of living and reduce global poverty. Kassahun’s recent research focuses on the microeconomics of technology adoption in developing economies under credit and insurance market imperfections. His dissertation explores how changes in property rights regimes influence the adoption of new technology by transforming the contractual structure in agriculture. Kassahun completed his PhD degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University. He also holds BA and MSc degrees in economics from Addis Ababa University
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College of Agricultural Sciences Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon 97331
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