The Eighth International Conference on
the Ethiopian Economy
Conference Announcement and Call for
The Seventh International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy was organized from
June 25 to 27, 2009 at the EEA Multi-purpose Building Conference Center. The event
attracted high turnout of the participants, paper presenters and session organizing
institutions. The conference was attended by about 420, 238 and 252 participants during
the first, second and third days of the conference, respectively. All in all, 74 papers were
presented in seven plenary and five parallel sessions. Of the total paper presented at the
three day conference, 19 papers were presented by session organizers that include:
Economics Department of AAU,
Young Lives Study and
Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI).
The remaining 55 papers were presented by individual researchers. From the evaluation
feedbacks; the organizing committee has obtained that in terms of venue, organization of
the conference (program design, timing of invitations and conference materials), topics
covered, participation, etc., the organization of the conference rated as the most
successful one ever. Generally, the successful conclusion of the Conference is expected
to improve relationship between the Association and Government and other stakeholders;
raised the capacity of EEA members, academia and researchers; and improves the
knowledge of participants on the socio–economic situation of the country
The Conference presentations and the discussions thereof covered diverse themes. These
included: growth and development, finance and development, export, private sector,
poverty, education, health, agriculture (livestock, extension, crop production,
conservation, land, irrigation, plant resources, role of agricultural professionals),
cooperative, food security, competitiveness, privatization, employment and labour
market, gender, culture, informal sector, public service delivery, institutions, tax, and
Following this experience and success, the Ethiopian Economics Association is pleased
to announce that the 8th International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy will be held
in June 2010 .
Accordingly, EEA is seeking papers to be presented at the conference from all interested
individuals. It particularly encourages Ethiopian economists and other professionals
living in the country and abroad and non-Ethiopian economists doing research on the
Ethiopian economy to present their papers. The papers could be on any topic related to
the performance and/or development of the Ethiopian economy and lessons that can be
drown to Ethiopia from other country experience as well. You may have noticed that
many of the previous years’ conference papers were interdisciplinary. This approach will
be encouraged this year as well.
Prospective participants should send, by email, fax or post before February 15, 2010, a
notification of interest to the EEA that contains:
Their complete address (Full Name, Telephone,
email and institutional affiliation included);
Their area of interest; and
A short (no more than one page in length)
description of what their paper is about
The Organizing Committee will select from among the submitted proposals (abstract) and
will promptly communicate its decision to all concerned.
Authors, whose proposals are selected, are kindly requested to send the first draft of their
paper (not more than 30 pages in word format) by email, fax or post by 25th March 2010
and the final draft by 25th April 2010.
Given the limited resources of the Association, participants are expected to cover their
own Air transportation cost to and from Addis Ababa, EEA will cover land transport cost.
EEA will also cover accommodation, lunch and transportation to and from the
Conference venue and hotel only for paper presenters coming outside of Addis Ababa.
For more information about the conference, please contact:
Demirew Getachew, Head, EEA Secretariat.
P.O. Box 34282, Addis Ababa
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org