The Eleventh International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy was organized by the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) from July 18 – 20, 2013 in the organization’s Conference Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference was co-organized by the Ethiopian Strategy Support Program (ESSP II) of the International Food Policy Research Institute. The conference was able to attract 570, 340, 320 participants from different organizations both from within and outside Ethiopia during the three days of the conference, respectively. H.E Ato Mekonnen Manyazewal Minister, Ministry of Industry was the guest of honor who gave the official opening remarks.
In his speech, he appreciated the contribution of the Ethiopian Economics Association and urged the Association to contribute its persistence efforts towards progress and excellence in economic policy research and analysis, and its contribution towards policy formulation and implementation. More than 70 papers were presented regarding the Ethiopian Economy focusing mainly on the agricultural, industrial, social and service sectors. In addition, the Association honored H.E Ato Newai Gebre-Ab Executive Director, Ethiopian Development Research Institute in recognition of his long and dedicated service to EEA. Dr. Abdulhamid Bedri Kello was also recognized for his considerable contributions to the teaching of economics in Ethiopia.