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Dr Tesfaye Gebremedhin

Assistant Professor
School of Government & Policy
Highest Qualification – Phd
HDR Completions - 4

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Phone No.: +61 (0) 2 6201 2189


Tesfaye Gebremedhin is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business, Government and Law. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from University of Sydney, M.A. in economics from University of Tsukuba (Japan) and B.A. in economics from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Prior to taking up his current position, he held academic positions at the University of Sydney and Addis Ababa University. Tesfaye has received numerous awards for teaching excellence.

Tesfaye's major research interests are in development economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics, Economics of education and health economics. He has extensive experience in applying econometric/statistical methods on wide range of data and in various country settings. His research output have been published in high impact peer reviewed journals and presented at major international conferences. Tesfaye is currently supervising three PhD students and had supervised four PHD students to successful completion.

  • External Research grant of $106,500 to study the Indigenous Employment Program of National Australia Bank in 2012; (With Anne Daly)
  • Faculty research grant of $5000 in 2010 to study the effect of the GFC on consumption of Australian households.
  • (2015) Can an Indigenous Employment Program Work? A case Study of National Australia Bank; Economic Papers; Vol. 34, No. 3, September 2015, 128-138. (With Anne Daly)
  • (2013) Immigration and Political Instability, Kyklos, Vol. 66, No. 3, 317-341 (with Astghik Mavisakalyan).
  • (2013) A case study of Affirmative Action Australian style for Indigenous people, Australian Journal of Labor Economics; Vol. 16, No.2, 277-294 (with Anne Daly and Muhammed Sayem).
  • (2008) Prices and Poverty in urban Ethiopia, Journal of African Economies, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1-33 (with Stephen Whelan).

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Tesfaye is available for a HDR supervision consultation to prospective students.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Health Economics

Research Theories / Models of Interest

  • Theory of Human Capital
  • Economic Theories of the Household
  • Economic models of discrimination

Research Methods of Interest

  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Cross-sectional and Longitudinal study