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Tsegay Tekleselassie

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Before joining Northeastern University, Tsegay Tekleselassie was a senior researcher at the Policy Studies Institute in Ethiopia. He has published in international peer-reviewed journals and chapters edited books. Dr. Tekleselassie obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Sussex (United Kingdom), an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and a BA in Economics from Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia). Tsegay is an avid runner.

Areas of research specialization: Labor Economics, Industrial Policy and Structural Transformation, Political Economy, Economic Growth, Human Capital

Featured Courses: Macroeconomic Theory, Development Economics, Microeconomic Theory




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Refereed Journals and book chapters

SELECTED WORK IN PROGRESS (Field Experiment-based) 

  • “Formalized Employee Search and Labor Demand” (with Lukas Hensel and Marc Witte) (older versions is available as an IZA Discussion paper
  • Vacancy Information and Applicant Selection (with Lukas Hensel, Marc Witte, and Maria Balgova)
  • Demand for Feedback and Job Search (with Lukas Hensel, Ingo Isphording, Jonas Radbruch, and Marc Witte)
    • Abstract: In a world of incomplete information, individuals make decisions based on beliefs about their own ability. One important determinant in the formation of beliefs about one’s ability is comparisons to others. This study’s aims are twofold: i) understanding the individual determinants of the demand for relative feedback as well as ii) understanding the effects of receiving individual feedback about one’s own performance on job search.
  • Experimental Evidence on the Impact of Work Permits on Refugees and Host Communities in Ethiopia (Gharad Bryan, Christian Meyer, and Sarah Winton)
    • Funded by IGC and J-PAL/IPA’s Displaced Livelihoods Initiative (DLI)


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