Visiting Scholar

Wollela Abehodie Yesegat is a Fall 2022 Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Duke Center for International Development. She is an assistant professor at the College of Business and Economics at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. 

Yesegat holds a PhD in taxation from the University of New South Wales, Australia, a master's degree in business and commerce from Keio University, Japan, and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Addis Ababa University. She has taught various courses including advanced taxation, business research methods, and public finance and taxation at Addis Ababa University. She has also undertaken several research projects on the Ethiopian fiscal system, publishing her works in internationally reputable taxation journals. Currently, Wollela is involved in research projects on, primarily, property taxation in Ethiopia as well as tax policy development, structure, and institutional arrangements in select Sub-Saharan African countries.  

From 2013 to 2017, Yesegat was a member of the Resource Allocation Group of the ICTD and reviewed several taxation-focused proposals for resource allocation. She has been a member of the management committee of the Ethiopian Tax Research Network since 2017. She was a member of Addis Ababa University’s editorial board for the Ethiopian Journal of Business and Economics and was a visiting scholar at the African Tax Institute, Pretoria University, South Africa.