Faculty & Staff
Adugna Lemi, PhD
- Associate Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
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100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 5th Floor, Room 25
Areas of Expertise
International Trade and Finance, Development Economics, Poverty and Income Dynamics
PhD, Western Michigan University
Professional Publications & Contributions
Prior to joining UMass Boston, Professor Lemi was an assistant professor at Winona State University in Minnesota. He has been teaching courses in Economic Development, International Trade, and International Political Economy both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For the upcoming spring semester he is preparing a special course in “The real relationship between the poor and rich countries” for the Honors Program students at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Since 2007, Professor Lemi has been a visiting professor of economics at Addis Ababa University during the summer months. At AAU, Lemi has taught a course on “Trade Policy and Trade Data Analysis” mostly for government employees to help build the capacity of the country in trade negotiations.
Lemi will be on sabbatical leave this fall during which time he will travel to Nairobi, Kenya at the invitation of the African Economic Research Consortium to participate in the Collaborative PhD Program to offer a course on International Finance.
Professor Lemi’s research interests have focused on economic development in Africa, capital flow and its determinants in developing countries, multinational corporations and their role in developing countries, as well as on issues of poverty, trade, and income diversification in Ethiopia. Currently, Lemi is working on a study funded by a UMass Boston Joseph P. Healey Research Grant entitled “Offshore, Onshore or Online: Barriers to Trade in Education Services.” Preliminary results were presented at the Knowledge Globalization conference in Boston in November 2010.
Lemi’s works have been published in academic journals including, Eastern Economic Journal, International Trade Journal, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Transnational Corporations Journal, African Finance Journal, and Journal of Economic Development, among others. Professor Lemi had his chapter on "Capital Flow and Governance" accepted for publication in a forthcoming book (Globalization and Human Rights in the Developing World, Palgrave). In addition to working on two other papers (“Efficiency of Banking Industry in Africa,” and “Trade Misinvoicing and Capital Flight in Ethiopia”), Lemi is revising his earlier paper on “Trade Liberalization and Poverty Status in Ethiopia,” to prepare it for submission.