Dr. Tekalign Gutu Sakketa

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Agricultural / Development Economics

Work areas:

  • Social cohesion
  • Social protection
  • Conflict and firm performance
  • Rural-urban linkages
  • Droughts and weather insurance


seit 03/2021 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Researcher, Research programme "Transformation der Wirtschafts- und Sozialsysteme"
7/2017-2/2021 Centre for Development Research (ZEF)
Postdoctoral researcher
10/2013-6/2017 University of Bonn
PhD candidate and Junior Researcher
6/2012-9/2013 International Food Policy Research Institute
Research Officer
9/2010-3/2012 Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp
Advanced M.Sc. in Globalisation and Development
7/2006-8/2010 Ethiopian / Oromia Agricultural Research Institute
Assistant Researcher

Member of

  • Member of American Economic Association (AEA)
  • Member of The Econometric Society
  • Member of African and International Association of Agricultural Economists
  • Member of Ethiopian Economics Association


  • 2021 STAARS Fellow affiliated with Cornell University
  • The DAAD scholarship for PhD study
  • Winner of best MSc thesis in MA in Globalisation and Economic Development from the  University of Antwerp
  • VLIR scholarship for M.Sc study

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces