Dawit Kebede

Dawit has more than eight years of research experience in academic, not-for-profit, and private industry. His previous research areas cover topics on trade, employment, consumer finance and policy evaluation using statistics and economic models as a tool.

Dawit worked for CUNA Mutual Group as the primary analyst for the Investor Guidance Center and Consumer Sales Channel of the TruStage Insurance businesses before joining CUNA. Prior to that, he worked as a project coordinator of experimental research that compared the effectiveness of micro-finance and low-wage factory jobs on the overall wellbeing of individuals. He also has teaching experience at universities in Ethiopia and USA.

Dawit earned a PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, majoring in Development Economics. He also has Master’s degrees from UW–Madison (Agriculture and Applied Economics) and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Development Economics). He received his Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management from Alemaya University in Ethiopia.  

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