Dr. Hiwot Mesfin

Affiliated researcher

Hiwot M. Mesfin holds a Ph.D. in Development Economics from UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, an MSc. in Agricultural Economics from Gent (Belgium) and Humboldt (Berlin) Universities, and a BSc. in Agricultural Economics from Haramaya University, Ethiopia.

Before joining the Ph.D. program, she worked as a Lecturer at the School of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Haramaya University, Ethiopia. During her Ph.D., she also worked as a tutor at UNU-MERIT and other faculties of Maastricht University and as a Research Assistant at the Oxford University refugee studies centre. Her research interests revolve around understanding the dissemination of knowledge and innovation, human and social capital formation, behavioural sciences, and evaluation of program impacts.

Selected publications by Hiwot Mesfin

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Mesfin, Hiwot, Francesco Cecchi, Eleonora Nillesen & Nyasha Tirivayi (eds.), 2023, Overconfidence, Trust, and Information-seeking among Smallholder Farmers: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia, Economic Development and Cultural Change, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/719464
Mesfin, Hiwot, Francesco Cecchi, Eleonora Nillesen & Nyasha Tirivayi, 2022, The effect of siblings’ sex ratio on physical capital, human capital, and gendered time use among adolescents in Ethiopia, Economics and Human Biology, 47, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2022.101182, More information

Mesfin, Hiwot, 2022, ssays on Human and Social Capital Formation, PhD dissertation Maastricht University