I am a Development Economist from Ethiopia. I obtained my Ph.D from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University in December 2011 in Development Studies. Before joining ISS, I was a lecturer at the Department of Economics in Addis Ababa University. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Globalization, Transnationalism and Development Research Program, in the Department of Society Studies, Maastricht University. My research interests are on the link between migration and development and also on issues of intra-household resource allocation behavior and its implications on individual’s welfare within a household.