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Binyam Afewerk B.a. Demena

Research fellow
Social Studies
Erasmus University Rotterdam


His research interests are in the broad area of applied empirical research with a particular focus on applied micro-econometrics in development, international and fishery economics. His PhD using applied micro-econometrics, examining the impact and transmission channels of intra-industry productivity, combines meta-analysis, multi-country micro-panel data, and applied field research via on-site visits. He is interested in a mixed-method synthesis i.e., mapping quantitative and qualitative evidence in a systematic manner and then use mapped findings to guide primary empirical study. His PhD convinced him of the powerful values of such a mixed-method synthesis in analysing and scaling up existing and new knowledge in order to provide more robust findings to underlie some theoretical considerations and policy and future research implications. With his expertise on the application of meta-analysis, his research interests are also encompassing behavioural/experimental economics and health economics. My certification from Cisco Networking Academy is an added tool for effective utilization of computer/software-based skills to enhance practical application of research expertise mainly in applied econometrics.

Research Interest

Social Studies


  • B.A. Demena & P.A.G. van Bergeijk (2016). A Meta-Analysis of FDI and Productivity Spillovers in Developing Countries. Journal of Economic Surveys, 1-26. doi:[go to publisher's site]

  • B.A. Demena (2015). Publication bias in FDI spillovers in developing countries: a meta-regression analysis. Applied Economics Letters, 22 (14), 1170-1174. doi: DOI:10.1080/13504851.2015.1013604

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