|Education||Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Bonn University of Germany|
|STAARS Research||Drought shocks, conflict and index insurance: Experimental evidence from Ethiopia.|
Tekalign Gutu Sakketa is a researcher at the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Germany. He attained his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Bonn University of Germany in 2018. His PhD thesis focuses on youth in agriculture with special emphasis on social comparisons, well-being, and employment preferences. Tekalign’s main research interests are urban-rural linkages, behavioral and labor economics with a focus in the areas of social protection, conflict, shocks and household economic decisions. His current research projects include the impact of conflicts on firm performance, and the interplay between urbanization, rural development and social cohesion in Africa.