Alemayehu Geda is currently Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economics at the Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He is also a Research Professor at the University of London, SOAS, where he had served as Senior Lecture between 2003-2005. His Research interest areas include International Trade; Development Finance, Macroeconomics Policy and Poverty, Macro Econometric Modelling and the Political Economy of Conflict in African context. He is author of over 40 research journal articles and book chapters, and five books on African Economies published, among others, by Palgrave-Macmillan, Addis Ababa and Nairobi University Presses. Professor Geda’s most recent book is The Historical Origin of the African Economic Crisis: From Colonialism to China (2019, Cambridge Scholars Publishing). He has also worked as a consultant for a number of international organizations and African governments that includes the governments of Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Sudan and South Africa. Among other expert services, he has served as Macroeconomic expert for African Union (AU) high level panel on the economic negotiation between the North and South Sudan which was led by the former South African president Tambo Mbeki.