Ashenafi Teshome Guta
Bertelsmann Stiftung


Ashenafi finished his Master degree in Economics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy.  Currently, he is enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Economics at Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management (BiGSEM),  where he is writing his dissertation on “Essays in technology, globalization, and the labor market.”

His Previous professional experiences include a research assistant at Bielefeld University, short-term internships at Ethiopian National Bank and Ministry of Economic Development as well as assistant Lecturer at Haramaya University, Ethiopia.

Published Posts byAshenafi Teshome Guta
Addis Ababa Photo by kaleab on Unsplash

Can Ethiopia become the economic hub of Africa?

Ethiopia has been one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, with a double-digit growth rate over the past one and half-decade. The country’s GDP increased by 10.25% in 2017, mainly as a result of the huge state investment in infrastructure, agriculture, education, and the services sectors in a state model that permitted no political oppositio More ...


11 Major Events that Could Change the Global Economy in 2020
The new decade starts with a lot of meaningful events. As we did for 2019, we chose 11 of them to which you should definitely pay attention to!

31st of January: Brexit In December 2019, the Conservatives’ with their idiosyncratic candidate Boris Johnson attained an absolute majority in the general elections. This is their best result since 1987 when Margaret Thatcher was elected as Prime Minister. This strongly boosts the chances of a Brexit at the end of January as Prime Minister Boris […] More ...