Alemayehu Geda is currently Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economics at the Department of Economics of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He is also a Research Professor at the SOAS, University of London, where he served as Senior Lecture between 2003 and 2005. His areas of research interest include international trade, development finance, macroeconomics, poverty, and the political economy of conflict in an African context. He is the author of over 40 research journal articles and book chapters and five books on African economies. He has also worked for a number of international organizations and African governments, including those of Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Sudan and South Africa. In addition, he has served as a macroeconomic expert for the African Union high-level panel on the economic negotiations between North and South Sudan.