Solomon Negash

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Short Bio

Current Position: Statistics Research Assistant at The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Conflict Patterns and Environments.

Educational background: Economics, Environmental Science, and Geomatics.

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

Interested in Applied Econometrics, Political Economy, and Comparative Politics. Self-taught in R, Python, and SQL.


Klugman, Jeni; Siri Aas Rustad; Kaja Borchgrevink; Solomon Negash & Marianne Dahl (2022) Women, Peace and Security Index 2021/22, GPS Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.

Klugman, Jeni; Milorad Kovacevic; Michael Gottschalk; Elena Ortiz; Jimena Diaz; Varsha Thebo; Isha Raj-Silverman; Jiaqi Zhao; Siri Aas Rustad; Solomon Negash; & Kaja Borchgrevink (2021) Women, Peace, and Security Index 2021/22: Tracking Sustainable Peace through Inclusion, Justice, and Security for WomenWashington, D.C.: GIWPS and PRIO.

Gjerløw, Haakon & Solomon Negash (2021) The State of Democracy among Norway’s Partner Countries in Development Policy, Conflict Trends, 7. Oslo: PRIO.

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

I was a memeber of the Historical V-Dem team and an RA for Prof. Carl Henrik Knutsen. Mainly responsible for coding historical data pertaining to various indicators of political institutions such as national legislatures, types of regional and local governments, election types, dates of elections, etc.  Also assisted with data management and analysis 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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