Binyam Afewerk Demena is an empirical economist with expertise across economic disciplines focusing on the area of development, environment, and health. He has extensive research experience in several fields related to systematic research synthesis and meta-analysis. He has participated in several impact evaluation projects ranging from international trade, investment, economic conflicts and sanctions to public health, public governance, rural infrastructure programs, and to informal economy and enterprises, applying observational, experimental, and quasi-experimental evaluation techniques. He has a track record of published research in peer-reviewed scientific journals, among others in Energy Policy, Labour Economics, Journal of Economic Surveys, AIDS Patient Care and STDs, Applied Economics, and Third World Quarterly. He has solid field research experience in low- and middle-income countries and applied various econometrics assessments.
B.A. Demena, L. Artavia-Mora, D. Ouedraogo, B.A. Thiombiano & N. Wagner (2020). A Systematic Review of Mobile Phone Interventions (SMS/IVR/calls) to improve Adherence and Retention to Antiretroviral Treatment in Low and Middle-Income Countries. Aids Patient Care and Stds, 34 (2), 59-71. doi: 10.1089/apc.2019.0181
B.A. Demena, G. Benalcazar Jativa, A.S. Reta, P.B. Kimararungu & P.A.G. van Bergeijk (2021). Does research on economic sanctions suffer from publication bias? A meta-analysis. (Preprints, ISS working papers. General series, no 674). The Hague: International Institute of Social Studies
B.A. Demena & S.K. Afesorgbor (2019). The effect of FDI on environmental emissions : Evidence from a meta-analysis. (Preprints, ISS working papers. General series, no 650). The Hague: International Institute of Social Studies
B.A. Demena (2016). FDI and Spillovers in Uganda: Evidence from a Recent Survey of Firms in Kampala. (Preprints, Working Paper Series, Issue: 16_035, Nov. 2016). : Association of African Young Economist (AAYE) Policy Research
B.A. Demena (2016). Foreign Direct Investment and Spillovers in Host Countries: Evidence from a Recent Survey of Firms in Uganda. (Extern rapport). : Conference on International Development, 2016, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
B.A. Demena (2015). Does the development of private sector through promoting FDI facilitate inclusive growth? Evidence from Sub-Saharan African Industries. : 2015 HESPI Conference on IGAD Economies, conference paper
B.A. Demena (2014). New Wine in Old Bottles: A Meta-Analysis of FDI and Productivity Spillovers in Developing Countries. (Extern rapport). : Development Economics and Policy 2014, conference paper, University of Passau, Germany
B.A. Demena (2014). A Meta-Analysis of FDI and Productivity Spillovers in Developing Countries. (Extern rapport). : MAER-Net, conference paper, University of Athens, Greece
B.A. Demena (2011). Determinants of Fish Catch Levels in Artisanal Fishing in Eritrea. (Master Thesis). The Hague: ISS-EUR
B.A. Demena (2015). A Glimpse on How the Private Sector can Enable Growth and Reduce Poverty. (Extern rapport). : INCLUDE knowledge platform. A consultation for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs . http://www.includeplatform.net/contribution/glimpse-private-sector-can-enable-growth-reduce-poverty/.
B.A. Demena (2015). New Wine in Old Bottles: A Meta-Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity Spillovers in Developing Countries. In HESPI (Ed.), Economic, Social and Political Developments and Challenges in IGAD region (pp. 5-27). The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute. http://www.hespi.org/2015/01/25/igadec-conference-proceeding-2015/