International conferences on African Development have been held by the Center for African Development Policy Research at Western Michigan University since 2001. They have alternated locations between Kalamazoo and Africa. This page contains papers from previous conferences.

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Submissions from 2007

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Leadership Perspective: Country Development and Transition to Free Market Economy, Kinfu Adisu

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Private Transfers, Informal Loans and Risk Sharing among Poor Urban Households, Eskander Alvi and Seife Dendir

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Maternal Education and Child Nutrition: Evidence from the 2000 and 2005 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Surveys, Alemayehu Azeze Ambel

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Households’ Willingness to Resettle and Preference to Forms of Compensation for Improving Slum Areas in Addis Ababa City, Alebel Bayrau and Genanew Bekele

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Investors' Willingness to Pay for Urban Land: The Case of Addis Ababa City, Alebel Bayrau and Genanew Bekele

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Agricultural Research and Development in Ethiopia, Efrem Bechere

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Estimating Remittances from the United States to Ethiopia, Gezahegne Bekele

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Farmers’ Preferences for Development Intervention Programs: A Case Study of Subsistence Farmers from East Ethiopian Highlands, Wagayehu Bekele

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The Greater Horn or Africa: Priming a Strategy and Mechanism for Greater Horn of Africa Peace, Security and Development, BT Costantinos

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Critical Factors Hampering Agricultural Productivity in Ethiopia: The Case of Northern Ethiopian Farmers, Yezihalem Tesfa Dagnaw

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Aid, Growth and Poverty Alleviation in Ethiopia, Sintayehu Fissha

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What Role Should Civil Society Organizations Play to Address Ethnic Conflicts in Ethiopia?, Sisay Gebre-Egziabher

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Challenges of Regional Peace after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan, Elke Grawert

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Party Politics, Political Polarization and the Future of Ethiopian Democracy, Merera Gudina

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Examining the 2005 Ethiopian Parliamentary Election Results Under Alternative Electoral Rules, John Ishiyama

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Investigation of Quality Awareness, Developments and Factors Impeding Product Quality Improvement in Ethiopian Medium and Large Scale Manufacturing Industries, Gebremeskel Kahsay, P.H. Osanna, and N.M. Durakbasa

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Towards Resolving the Ethiopia-Somalia Disputes, Daniel Kendie

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Influence of Credit Constraint on Technical Efficiency of Farm Households in Southeastern Ethiopia, Hussien Hamda Komicha and Bo Öhlmer

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Do Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign Aid Promote Good Governance in Africa?, Adugna Lemi, Blen Solomon, and Sisay Asefa

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An Ethiopian Dilemma: Deep Structures, Wrenching Processes, Donald N. Levine

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The Global Response to the Darfur Crisis, Mehari Maru

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The Contribution of Farmers’ Breeders in Meeting Food Security: The Case of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in Ethiopia, Firew Mekbib

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The Political Economy of Poverty Reduction Policies in Ethiopia, Abu Girma Moges

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Government’s Response to the Challenge of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia, Bedri Jebril Mohammed

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Commercial Offtake of Cattle under Smallholder Mixed Crop-Livestock Production System in Ethiopia, its Determinants and Implications for Improving Live Animal Supply for Export Abattoirs, Asfaw Negassa and Mohammad Jabbar

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Fiscal Response to External Finance: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa, Dawit Senbet and Aberra Senbeta

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Status of Local Governance at Woreda/District Level in Ethiopia, Meskerem Shiferaw

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Determinants of Institutional Quality in Sub-Saharan African Countries, Eyerusalem G. Siba

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The Role of Exchange Rate Uncertainty and Political Risk on Foreign Direct Investment into Africa, Blen Solomon

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U.S. Policy in the Horn of Africa, James Swan

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2007 International Conference on Ethiopian Development Studies (4th ICEDS) A Multidisciplinary Conference on the Challenges of Peace and Development in Ethiopia & the Horn of Africa, Western Michigan University

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2 Building Democratic Institutions of Governance & Civil Institutions, Erku Yimer

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A Problem of Social Capital and Cultural Norms?, Salaam Yitbarek

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Governance and Productivity: Microeconomic Evidence from Ethiopia, Daniel Zerfu

Submissions from 2005

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

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Concepts and Perspectives from the Economics of Sustainable Development: Views of Economists and their Policy Implications for Ethiopia and the Rest Africa, Sisay Asefa

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The 3rd EAF-EARO & WMU-CADPR International Symposium on Ethiopian Development Studies, June 18-19, 2005, The Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sisay Asefa

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The Need for Standardization of Aggregates for Concrete Production in Ethiopian Construction Industry, Abebe Dinku

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

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Heterogeneity in returns to schooling: Econometric evidence from Ethiopia, Sourafel Girma and Abbi M. Kedir

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Democracy and Development: Lessons from Turkish Experience Applied to Ethiopia, Paul B. Henze

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Electoral Systems, Ethnic Fragmentation and Party Systems Volatility in 31 Sub Saharan African Countries, John Ishiyama

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The Economics of Rotating Savings and Credit Association: Evidence from Ethiopia, Abbi M. Kedir

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Socioeconomic Impact of Export oriented Agricultural Production on Farmers, in Eastern Ethiopia, Adem Kedir

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Fiscal Federalism and Its Discontents: Theory and Policy, Abu Girma Moges

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Ethiopia in the World Economy: Trade, Private Capital Flows, and Migration, Kenneth A. Reinert

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Are the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Feasible? Can the Deadlines be Met Particularly for Education and Gender? The Case of Ethiopia, Meskerem Shiferaw

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Land Scarcity, Tenure Change and Public Policy in the African Case of Ethiopia: Evidence on Efficacy and Unmet Demands for Land Rights, Tesfaye Teklu

Submissions from 2003

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Pastoral Livelihoods in Urban and Peri-urban Spaces of Ethiopia: The Case of Yabello, Borana Zone, Edlam Aberra

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Status and Prospects of Farm Forestry Practices in Central Ethiopia, a Case of Western Guraghe Highlands, Negussie Achalu, Holm Uibrig, and Guido Weisshahn

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Conceptualising Famine in Ethiopia, Getnet Alemu

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Papers of the Second International Conference on Development Studies in Ethiopia, Sisay Asefa

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Rural Poverty, Food Insecurity and Environmental Degradation in Ethiopia: A Case Study from South Central Ethiopia, Sisay Asefa and Tesfaye Zegeye

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Agroforestry and Community Forestry for Rehabilitation of Degraded Watersheds on the Ethiopian Highlands, Badege Bishaw and Abdu Abdelkadir

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Policy options for improving market participation and sales of smallholder livestock producers: A case study of Ethiopia, Simeon Ehui, Samuel Benin, and Zelekawork Paulos

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Household’s Consumption Pattern and Demand for Energy in Urban Ethiopia, Samuel Faye Gamtessa

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Perspectives on Food Crop Production for Combating Famine in Ethiopia, Brhane Gebrekidan

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Land Tenure and Land Management in the Highlands of Northern Ethiopia, Berhanu Gebremedhin, John Pender, and Simeon Ehui

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Ethiopian Macroeconomic Modeling in Historical Perspective: Bringing Gebre-Hiwot and His Contemporaries to Ethiopian Macroeconomics Realm, Alemayehu Geda

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Blending of Traditional and Modern Technologies Through Science, Berhanu Gizaw

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An Alternative View to the “Africa Dummy”, Paulos Gutema

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Education and Economic Performance in Sub Sahara Africa, Paulos Gutema and Mekonnen Bekele

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Ethnic Federalism in Ethiopia: Background, Present Conditions and Future Prospects, Alem Habtu

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Reflections on Development in Ethiopia, Paul B. Henze

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Determinants of Access to Credit and Loan Amount: Household-level Evidence from Urban Ethiopia, Abi Kedir

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Holistic Integrated Youth-Centered Development: Need For Change of Focus, Yared Mammo

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Regional Differences in HIV Prevalence in the light of Prevailing Socio-economic Conditions: A Preliminary Comparison of Northeastern and Southern Africa, Lemma Merid

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Macroeconomic Development and Private Sector Performance in Ethiopia: The 1990’s Experience, Melesse Minale

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An Economic Analysis of Fiscal Federalism in Ethiopia, Abu Girma Moges

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Land Tenure and Land Management Technology: A Case Study from the Central Ethiopia, Workneh Negatu

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The Future Impact of Adoption of Soil Conservation Strategy at Family level in the Highlands of Ethiopia, Senait Regassa and Werner Doppler

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School Choice And Policy Response: A Comparative Context Between Private And Public Schools In Urban Ethiopia, Berhanu Seboka

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The Role of ESRDF in Empowering Communities: The Case of Addis Ababa Regional Office, Alemayehu Semunigus

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Educating the Community, Meskerem Shiferaw

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Market Incentives, Farmers’ Response and A Policy Dilemma: A Case Study on Expansion of Chat Production as a Cash Crop in the Eastern Ethiopian Highlands.\, Tesfaye Lemma Tefera, Johann Kirsten, and Sylvain Perret

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Resource Quality and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa and Implications for Ethiopia, Abebayehu Tegene and Keith D. Wiebe

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Environment Stress and Increased Vulnerability to Impoverishment and Survival in Ethiopia: A Synthesis, Tesfaye Teklu

Submissions from 2001

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The Macroeconomics of Foreign Aid to Ethiopia: Internal Balance and Fiscal Response-An Alternate Framework, Getnet Alemu

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Nationalism as a Contingent Event: Som eReflections on the Ethio-Eriterean Experience, Mesfin Araya

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Papers of International Conference on Contemporary Development Issues in Ethiopia, August 16-18, 2001, Sisay Asefa

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Perspectives on Institutional Reform and Development in Ethiopia: The Critical Role of Building Enabling Institutions for Economic Growth and Development, Sisay Asefa

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Technological Innovation, Adoption and the Management of Vertisol Resources in the Highland Ethiopia, Gezahegn Ayele

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Environmental degradation and conflict in Borkena area, Berhanu G. Balcha

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Impact of Government Policies on the Development of ICT in Ethiopia, Dawit Bekele

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The EPRDF and the Crisis of the Ethiopian State, Aregawi Berhe

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Deforestation and Land Degradation on the Ethiopian Highlands: A Strategy for Physical Recovery, Badege Bishaw

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Private Sector Development in Ethiopia, Solomon Deneke

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Soil and Water Resources and Degradation Factors Affecting their Productivity in the Ethiopian Highland Agro-ecosystems, Paulos Dubale

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Colonizing Ideas: A Comparative Look at Receptivity to the Adoption of Western Education in Japan and Ethiopia, Getachew Felleke

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A Review of Distributed Generation Technologies And Their Applicability in Ethiopia, Haeran Fisseha and Yared Mengistu

Of Markets and Middlemen: Transforming Agricultural Markets in Ethiopia, Eleni Z. Gabre-Madhin

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Community Resource Management: The Case of Grazing Lands in Northern Ethiopia, Berhanu Gebremedhin, John Pender, and Girmay Tesfay

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Determinants of Farmer Perceptions of the Severity and Yield Impact of Soil Erosion: Evidence from Northern Ethiopia, Berhanu Gebremedhin and Scott Swinton

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Financing Small Famer Development in Ethiopia, Haileleul Getahun

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The Evolution and Development of the Public Health College and Training Center in Gondar: the History of Che-Che-la, from an Italian Consular Office to Medical College /1910s- 1970s/, Solomon Getahun

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The Elite and the Quest for Peace, Democracy and Development in Ethiopian: Lessons to be learnt, Merera Gudina

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Women's Higher Education in Ethiopia Under Three Regimes, 1950-1997, Alem Habtu

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“Today's Children, Tomorrow's Leaders”: Are we Neglecting the Agents of Change?, Assegedetch HaileMariam