The Department of Economics of Mekelle University is pleased to announce that a National Conference on the theme “Economic Research for Development” will be held on June 10 - 11, 2017. Accordingly, the department cordially invites interested individuals and institutions to present their research works at this National Conference. The conference thematic areas include, but are not limited to:

  •     Industrial policy, industrialization, and economic transformation
  •     Job  creation, migration and youth unemployment
  •     Agricultural growth and productivity
  •     Environmental and natural resources issues
  •     Macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy issues
  •     Economic growth, poverty and income distribution
  •     Financial economics, public finance and related issues

Interested applicants including researchers, academicians, policy makers, practitioners, etc should send their abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The abstract shall not exceed 350 words and must contain the name, institutional affiliation, and complete address of the applicant together with a clearly written title of the paper.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: May 10, 2017
  • Notification of accepted papers:  MAY 17, 2017
  • Deadline for full paper submission: June 02, 2017
  • Conference Dates: June 10 - 11, 2017

Conference Organizing Committee, Department of Economics 

Dr Haftom Bayray, Dr Jemal Ahmed, Dr Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Dr Mulleta Yirga, Dr Kidane Gebregziabher, Mr. Tsehaye W/Giorgis, Mr. Mulugeta Tesfay, Mr. Mulleta Seyoum and Ms. Atsede Ghidey

For further inquiries, PLEASE contact

  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Phone: +251344410349; Mobile: 0914763596
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Mobile: 0912897450

 *The department will cover local travel, accommodation expenses and per diem for accepted presenters.

 We look forward to welcoming you in Mekelle!

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