Personal profile

Research interests

Zecharias primary research focus lies in the application of Econometric and Microeconometric methods to evaluate health sector payment and financing reforms, quality improvement incentives, insurance arrangements, or other health sector policy reforms both in terms of their intended and uninteded consequences. Zecharias also has a keen interest in analysing inequality in health and healthcare, striving for more equitable outcomes.


Zecharias earned a BA in Economics from Debre Berhan University, Ethiopia, July 2015 and obtained a master's degree in Applied Economics from the University of Verona, Italy, in September 2019. He obtained a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Padua, Italy, in May 2023. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Economics, Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova

3 Oct 201930 Sept 2022

Award Date: 29 May 2023

Masters, Applied Economics, University of Verona

1 Oct 201711 Sept 2019

Award Date: 11 Sept 2019

BA, Economics, Debre Berhan University

11 Oct 20125 Jun 2015

Award Date: 5 Jun 2015

External positions

Graduate Assistant Lecturer, Debre Berhan University

Trainee Loan Officer, Development Bank of Ethiopia