Zerihun Gudeta Alemu
Focus Area: 
Agricultural economics, econometrics, applied time series, economic policy analysis
Extraordinary associate professor


Zerihun Gudeta Alemu, who holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Free State, is an extraordinary associate professor at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and a Chief Country Economist at the African Development Bank, a position he has held since February 2014. His previous positions were senior researcher at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, affiliate associate professor (2008-2012) and senior lecturer (2002-2007) at the University of the Free State, and lecturer at Haramaya University, Ethiopia (1992-2001).

Prof Alemu’s research interests lie in the fields of economic policy analysis, marketing, applied time series econometrics, regional integration, and international trade. He has published widely in local and international peer-reviewed academic journals, co-authored and contributed to books, presented papers at various conferences, and advised many national institutions on economic development issues.