5 Habatamu Fuje4
An Economist with a special interest in trade and labor economics, Structural Reforms and Applied Macroeconomics

Habtamu Fuje

PhD, Columbia University


Currently, I am an Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and was recently an Economist with the World Bank Group.


Transportation Cost, Fuel Subsidies and Commodity Prices
2020, World Trade Review, Volume 9, pp. s88 – s97

What is the impact of drought on prices? Evidence from Ethiopia 
(with Ruth Hill), 2019, Economic Development and Cultural Change (Forthcoming)

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms, Spatial Market Integration, and Welfare: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Ethiopia
 American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 101(1) 270-290, 2018

When do in-service teacher training and books improve student achievement? Experimental evidence from Mongolia
(with Prateek Tandon), Review of Development Economics, 22 (3) 1360-1383, 2018

The Cost of Inaction: Case Studies from Rwanda and Angola
Harvard University Press, ISBN: 0674065581 (with Sudhir Anand, Chris Desmond, and Nadejda Marques), 2012

Role of Governance in Explaining Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
Harvard African Policy Journal, Vol. IV, 2008

User profiles for Habtamu Fuje


Columbia University

  • PhD in Development Economics, specialization  Sustainable Development, 2016
Harvard University

  • MPA in International Development (MPA/ID), 2010
Addis Ababa University

  • MSc and BA in Economics, 2007


Columbia University,
Teaching Fellow (2012-2014)

Macroeconomic Policy Management, Analysis of Large-Scale Data (with Matt Neidell) , and Challenges of Sustainable Development (with

Jeff Sachs)

Harvard University,
Course Assistant (2009-2010)

Microeconomic Analysis, and Econometrics (wth

Alberto Abadie)

Addis Ababa University,
Lecturer (2007-2008)

Microeconomics, and Principles of Economics