My research interests are in the broad area of applied empirical research with a particular focus on applied micro-econometrics in development, international and fishery economics. My PhD using applied micro-econometrics, examining the impact and transmission channels of intra-industry productivity, combines meta-analysis, multi-country micro-panel data, and applied field research via on-site visits. I am interested in a mixed-method synthesis i.e., mapping quantitative and qualitative evidence in a systematic manner and then use mapped findings to guide primary empirical study. My PhD convinced me of the powerful values of such a mixed-method synthesis in analysing and scaling up existing and new knowledge in order to provide more robust findings to underlie some theoretical considerations and policy and future research implications. With my expertise on the application of meta-analysis, my research interests are also encompassing behavioural/experimental economics and health economics. My certification from Cisco Networking Academy is an added tool for effective utilization of computer/software-based skills to enhance practical application of research expertise mainly in applied econometrics.
With an interest for research quality assessment, I conducted research quality valuation for the Dutch Research School for International Development CERES and the ISS of Erasmus University Rotterdam, analysing research products and productivity, and impact vis-à-vis other European Universities specializing in development studies using the Standard Evaluation Protocol 2015 - 2021.
B.A. Demena (2014). A Meta-Analysis of FDI and Productivity Spillovers in Developing Countries. (Extern rapport). : MAER-Net, conference paper, University of Athens, Greece
B.A. Demena (2014). New Wine in Old Bottles: A Meta-Analysis of FDI and Productivity Spillovers in Developing Countries. (Extern rapport). : Development Economics and Policy 2014, conference paper, University of Passau, Germany
B.A. Demena (2011). Determinants of Fish Catch Levels in Artisanal Fishing in Eritrea. (Master Thesis). The Hague: ISS-EUR
B.A. Demena (2015). A Glimpse on How the Private Sector can Enable Growth and Reduce Poverty. (Extern rapport). : INCLUDE knowledge platform. A consultation for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs . http://www.includeplatform.net/contribution/glimpse-private-sector-can-enable-growth-reduce-poverty/.
B.A. Demena (2015). New Wine in Old Bottles: A Meta-Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity Spillovers in Developing Countries. In HESPI (Ed.), Economic, Social and Political Developments and Challenges in IGAD region (pp. 5-27). The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute. http://www.hespi.org/2015/01/25/igadec-conference-proceeding-2015/