Kefyalew Endale is an assistant professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Addis Ababa University. He received his BA and MSc degrees in Economics with Great Distinctions from Addis Ababa University in 2004 and 2007, respectively. After teaching for three years in the Department of Economics of Addis Ababa University, he left abroad for further study and received MA and Ph.D. degrees in Development Economics in 2012 and 2015 from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. After completing his doctoral study, he resumed his teaching and student advising duties at the Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University.
In addition to his teaching and student supervision responsibilities, he is the head of the economic research unit of the Institute of Development for Policy and Research (IDPR) of Addis Ababa University. Furthermore, he works as an associate researcher of the Policy Studies Institute (PSI) for the Young Lives Project (with Oxford University, UK), the RISE program (a program on education reform with the University of Cambridge, UK), and GAGE project (a collaborative project on Gender and Adolescence with Overseas Development Institute (ODI) , UK). He has also completed several collaborative and independent research projects on various issues for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the House of Federation, the Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Authority, and Green Development Commission, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Bank, Organization for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD), and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE). His research experiences are mainly on micro-level development issues such as land reform, food insecurity, social protection, education, youth unemployment, and gender issues.