Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Development Studies in Ethiopia, June 18-19, 2005, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Introduction, Sisay Asefa (Western Michigan University)

Concepts and Perspectives from the Economics of Sustainable Development: Views of Development Economists and Their Policy Implications for Africa” Sisay Asefa, Department of Economics & CADPR, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Democracy and Development: Lessons from Turkish Experience Applied to Ethiopia, Paul Henze, Historian, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

The Economics of Rotating Savings and Credit Association: Evidence from Ethiopia, Abbi Kedir, University of Leicster, Leicester, UK.


Hetrogeneity in Returns to Schooling: Econometric Evidence from Ethiopia, Abbi Kedir and Sourafel Girma, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.

Socioeconomic Impact of Export Oriented Agricultural Production on Farmers in Eastern Ethiopia, Adem Kedir, Alemaya University, Ethiopia

The Need for Standardization of Aggregates for Concrete Production Prodcution in Ethiopian Construction Industry, Abebe Dinku, Civil Engineering Department, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Land Scarcity, Tenure Change And Public Policy In The African Case Of Ethiopia: Evidence On Efficacy And Unmet Demands For Land Rights, Tesfaye Teklu, Department Economics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Integrated Agricultural Development Strategies in the ANRS: Lessons from AMAREW Project, Brhane Gebrekidan, Elias Zerfu, Fekadu Yohannes, Habtemariam Kassa, and Yitayew Abebe, AMAREW Project, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Electoral Systems, Ethnic Conflict, and Party Systems Volatility in Africa: Implications for Ethiopia, John Ishiyama, Department of Political Science, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, USA.

Fiscal Federalism and Its Discontents: Theory and Policy, Abu Girma Moges, A & A Optimum Solutions, Ibaraki, Japan.

Ethnicity, Economic Conditions, and Opposition Support: Evidence from Ethiopia’s 2005 Elections, Leonardo R. Arriola, Stanford University.

Are the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) feasible? Can the deadlines be met particularly for education and
gender?, the Case of Ethiopia, Meskerem Shiferaw, SNV-Ethiopia office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ethiopia in the World Economy: Trade, Private Capital Flows and Migration, Kenneth A. Reinert, School of Public Policy, George Mason University