Zemzem Shigute Shuka is Assistant Professor of Global Health and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands and a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Development and Policy Research, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. She has keen research interest on applied microeconomics in the areas of Global Health, Impact Evaluation of Social Protection Programs, Community-Based Development Interventions, Human capital investments and labour markets. To date, in collaboration with other researchers, she has published her work in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Global Health, the Journal of Development Studies and Social Science & Medicine.
In her teaching role, she (co-) teaches courses like basic statistics and probability, regression and data analysis, topics in regression analysis and techniques for understanding quantitative secondary data for graduate students.
Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Zemzem holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Addis Ababa University and Masters of Arts Degree in Development Studies specializing in Development Economics from International Institute of Social studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam. During the time between her BA and MA Degrees she served in different capacities at several governmental and non-governmental organizations in Ethiopia which included, among others, technical and capacity building assistance to the PSNP public works implementation unit in the Oromia Bureau of Agriculture.
A.S. Bedi, A. Chakraborty, S. Debnath, T. Jain, A.D. Mebratie, P. Panda, E. van de Poel, W. Raza, F. Rutten, Zemzem Shigute, R.A. Sparrow, R. Suryanarayana & G. Alemu (2020). Social Health Insurance Schemes. In S Marjit, S Santra & J Jalan (Eds.), India Public Finance and Policy Report: Health Matters (pp. 4-49). New Delhi: Oxford University Press