Abraham Asfaw

Abraham A. Asfaw

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics



Pettengill Hall, Room 271



CV_asfaw_of_Fall_2020_LatestAbraham Asfaw joined Bates College as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics in 2019. Prior to Bates, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the department of Economics and Murphy Institute at Tulane University. He received his PhD in Economics from Northern Illinois University in 2017. He is an Applied Microeconomist with a special interest on topics at the intersection of Health Economics and Labor Economics. His most recent works focus on the health behavior, health outcome and healthcare spending effect of Medicare Part D and other drug policies.  One of his current research examines the effect of patient cost-sharing on opioid drug use. His works so far have appeared in four different journals including Health Economics and World Development.  At Bates College, he teaches Principle of Microeconomics, Health Economics and the Economics of Pharmaceutical Industry. Professor Asfaw was born and raised in Addis Ababa—the fifth highest capital city in the world.  He enjoys watching and playing soccer games.

Primary Fields of Interest:
Applied Microeconomics, Health Economics and Applied Econometrics

Secondary Fields of Interest:
Labor Economics and Development Economics