Biniam Egu Bedasso is a development economist with special focus on political economy and institutional economics. He has formerly held research positions in various institutions including United Nations University – MERIT, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Biniam was a Robert S. McNamara fellow of the World Bank in 2012. His works are forthcoming in international peer-reviewed journals such as Economics & Politics and the Journal of Development Studies. Biniam holds a PhD in Public Policy from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.