Solomon Negash

Welcome to my personal blog!

Short Bio

Educational background: Economics, Environmental Science, and Geomatics.

Interested in Applied Econometrics, GIS/RS, Development Economics, and Political Economy.


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.

Negash, S. A. (2014). Economics of land fragmentation: Effects on productivity, technical efficiency and crop diversity in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia (Master’s thesis, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås).

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

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Statistics Research Assistant at the Department of Conflict Patterns and Environments.

Research Assistant

University of Oslo

Research Assistant working for DEEPI/Historical V-Dem led by Prof. Carl Henrik Knutsen.

As a research assistant, I have contributed to the research and development of some published papers, with my contributions acknowledged. My roles include data collection,  analysis, and other supportive research activities. Below is a list of these publications:

Gerring, J., Gjerløw, H., & Knutsen, C. H. (2022). Regimes and industrialization. World Development, 152, 105791.

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

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

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

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 Africa. American Journal of Political Science61(2), 320-334.

Knutsen, C. H. (2015). Why democracies outgrow autocracies in the long run: Civil liberties, information flows and technological change. Kyklos68(3), 357-384.

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


Mekelle University

Teaching 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



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