Besufekad Alemu

Besufekad Alemu

Ph.D. candidate in Applied Economics

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Besufekad Alemu is a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Economics with a focus on labor and population economics at the University of Minnesota. He currently works as a Research Assistant within the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series – International (IPUMS-I) project, within the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation.

Besufekad has experience developing international health interventions. As part of an interdisciplinary team at the Emory University Health Case Competition, Besufekad developed pilot programs including interventions addressing the health of Syrian refugees during the crisis of 2016.  Besufekad previously worked with the Population Council on initiatives that aim to end child marriage in Ethiopia.

He received his M.A. in Economics from the City University of New York – Hunter College. More information on his research is available on his website.