4. Governance and institutions
7. Social Protection
Halefom is a PhD fellow at UNU-MERIT since September 2015. He holds MSc degree in Economics (Development and Natural Resource Economics) from Mekelle University, Ethiopia in 2014. Before joining UNU - MERIT and the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University in September 2015, Halefom has served Dilla University as a lecturer, researcher, and Chairman of the Department of Economics. His research focuses on the effect of institutional changes on rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Halefom's research interest covers behavioral and experimental economics, development economics, and institutional changes.