Bedassa Tadesse is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He received his B.Sc. Degree in Economics in Ethiopia, M.Sc. Degree in Development Economics in India, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Western Michigan University, U.S.A. With his vast travel and training experience from different parts of the world (Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States), Dr. Tadesse's teaching areas concentrate on International Economics, Economterics, and Development Economics.

Dr. Tadesse's research areas focus on International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and Economic Development problems of the developing countries. His recent publications have appeared in the Journal of International Trade and Development Economics, Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review, Journal of Rural Development, and Agricultural Economics.