Tewodaj Mogues



Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI


Tewodaj Mogues joined IFPRI in 2005, and is a Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division. She leads the research cluster on Public Investments and Institutions under the CGIAR research programme on Policies, Institutions and Markets. Her research interests include public investments in rural areas, local public finance and decentralisation, political economy, public service delivery, and social capital. Much of her empirical research has been on Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Uganda. Dr. Mogues received her Bachelors degree in Economics from Kalamazoo College (1995), and her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005). She is born in Ethiopia and is a German citizen.

Dr. Mogues has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, served as guest-editor for the journal European Journal of Development Research on the special issue ‘Public Investments in and for Agriculture’, and co-edited the book Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa.


  • AAEA Outstanding PhD Dissertation: Honourable Mention
  • Comprehensive Examination in Development Economics: Pass with Distinction
  • WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation) Fellow

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