Shiferaw Gurmu 
Professor of Economics 
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  Shif Gurmu (Ph.D. in Economics, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1992) is Professor of Economics at Georgia State University. He attended Addis Ababa University (BSc in Statistics) and University of Manchester (MA in Econometrics). Dr. Gurmu has previously held faculty positions at Addis Ababa University and the University of Virginia.

He specialized in econometrics; his research and teaching interests are in microeconometrics (theory and applications), with an emphasis on limited dependent, discrete (especially count), duration, and panel data models. His recent applied research focused on welfare-to-work transition, health care utilization, fertility, human capital, and economics of innovation and technology. He has served on the Board of Editors of the Atlantic Economic Journal since 2003 and The Open Economics Journal 2009-2013, and as referee for over 40 academic journals.