About Me

Solomon Negash

Economics. Environment. Geomatics. | PRIO.

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Professional Profile

Current Position: Statistics Research Assistant at The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Conditions for Violence and Peace.

Educational background: Economics, Environmental Science and Geomatics.

Working experience: Research Assistant at the University of Oslo Department of Political Science.

Interested in Applied Econometrics, Macroeconomics and Political Economy. Self taught in R, Python and SQL.

Sample Work

Introductory Econometrics Using Stata.

Introductory Econometrics Using R.

Introductory Econometrics Using Python.

Econometrics Analysis Using Stata|R|Python

Econometric Analysis Using R.

Modern Econometrics Using R.



Work Experience

Research Assistant

University of Oslo

Was memeber of the Historical V-Dem team and an RA for Prof. Carl Henrik Knutsen. Was mainly responsible for coding historical data about various political institutions as national legislatures, dates and types of elections, as well as types of regional and local governments.  Also assisted with data management for articles that are published in peer reviewed journals.

Dahlum, S., & Knutsen, C. H. (2017). Do Democracies Provide Better Education? Revisiting the Democracy–Human Capital LinkWorld Development94, 186-199.

Knutsen, C. H. (2015). Why democracies outgrow autocracies in the long run: Civil liberties, information flows and technological changeKyklos68(3), 357-384.

Knutsen, C. H. (2015). Reinvestigating the reciprocal relationship between democracy and income inequalityReview of Economics and Institutions6(2), 37.

Knutsen, C. H. & Wegmann, S. (2016). Is democracy about redistribution? Democratization, 23:1, 164-192, DOI: 10.1080/13510347.2015.1094460

Knutsen, C. H., Kotsadam, A., Olsen, E. H., & Wig, T. (2017). Mining and local corruption in AfricaAmerican Journal of Political Science61(2), 320-334.

Coppedge, M., Gerring, J., Knutsen, C. H., Lindberg, S. I., Skaaning, S. E., Teorell, J., … & Gjerløw, H. (2018). V-Dem Codebook v8.

Knutsen, C. H., Teorell, J., Cornell, A., Gerring, J., Gjerløw, H., Skaaning, S. E., … & Seim, B. (2018). Introducing the Historical Varieties of Democracy Dataset: Political Institutions in the Long 19th Century.


Mekelle University

One year teaching experience for undergraduate students at the department of Land Resource Management and Environmental Protection.

Various positions

Maichew Office of Agriculture

Six years working experience in various posts: Department head, Coordinator, SWC expert, and Field worker.


Higher Education

Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU) – Economics.

Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU) – International Environmental Studies

University of Oslo (UIO)Geomatics.

Mekelle University (MU)Land Resource Management and Environmental Protection 

Mekelle University (MU)Economics 

Ambo University – General Agriculture


Axum Comprehensive School.



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