Dr. Hassen Wako PhD

Affiliated Researcher

Research group(s):
4. Governance and institutions
5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Transitions
7. Social Protection
6. Migration and Development
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Hassen Wako holds a PhD in Economics from UNU-MERIT / Maastricht University (2018), and MSc in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis) (2008) & BA in Economics (2004) from Addis Ababa University. He is currently a lecturer at the University of  Amsterdam. He had previously taught a range of undergraduate and graduate courses for at both Maastricht University and Jimma University, and co-supervised master’s theses at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has published in Review of Development Economics and other journals. His research interest lies in economic development, with focus on the interplay between development, economic globalization and institutions. He is also interested in applied economics and econometrics.

Selected publications by Hassen Wako

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Wako, Hassen, 2018, Aid, institutions and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa: Heterogeneous donors and heterogeneous responses, Review of Development Economics, 22(1): 23-44, DOI: 10.1111/rode.12319, More information
Wako, Hassen, 2012, Demographic changes and economic development: Application of the vector error correction model (VECM) to the case of Ethiopia, Journal of Economics and International Finance, 4(10): 236-251, More information
Wako, Hassen, 2011, Effectiveness of foreign aid in sub-Saharan Africa: Does disaggregating aid into bilateral and multilateral components make a difference?, Journal of Economics and International Finance, 3(16): 801-817, More information

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Wako, Hassen, 2018, Foreign direct investment in sub-Saharan Africa: Beyond its growth effect, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-013
Wako, Hassen, 2016, Aid, institutions and economic growth: Heterogeneous parameters and heterogeneous donors, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-009

External working papers
Wako, Hassen, Théophile T. Azomahou & Hibret Maemir, 2018, Contractual Frictions and the Margins of Trade, More information

Conference contributions
Wako, Hassen, 2017, Aid, Institutions and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Heterogeneous Donors and Heterogeneous Responses, ‘THE WORLD AND AFRICA’ IN THE 21ST CENTURY: CHINA, THE WEST, AND ECONOMIC INTERVENTIONS IN AFRICA. A Conference in the Critical Tradition of W.E.B. Du Bois, More information
Wako, Hassen, 2016, Foreign direct investment, institutions, economic growth and industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa, VIENNA INVESTMENT CONFERENCE: QUALITY FDI, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. 14-15 September 2016, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, More information

Wako, Hassen, 2018, Economic Globalization, Institutions and Development: Essays on Aid, Foreign Direct Investment and Trade, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information