Dr Hailu Elias has obtained his PhD in Development Economics from the Collaborative
PhD program of the Jönköping University of Sweden and the Addis Ababa University in
February 2016. Currently, he is affiliated with the Department of Economics at the Addis Ababa University (AAU), serving as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Head of the Rural Development Unit of the Institute of Development and Policy Research (IDPR). He is also member of the Executive Committee of the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA).