BS - Tilahun Ayanou

Tilahun Ayanou, PhD

Dr. Tilahun Ayanou began teaching at Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in 2009, becoming a full-time faculty member in 2012. He has taught a variety of economics and business courses in on-campus, hybrid, and online classrooms since the mid-1990s. Dr. Ayanou currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Minot State University, and has taught at Strayer University, University of Phoenix, and Elgin Community College.

Dr. Ayanou's experience includes working as an economist and assistant accountant. As a senior economist for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in Ethiopia, he took part in soliciting and managing development-related bilateral economic and financial cooperation between Ethiopia; European countries; and multilateral organizations such as the European Union, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Bank.

Dr. Ayanou has a PhD in economics. His fields of specialization are monetary economics, macroeconomics, and international finance. His educational background also includes a Master of Economics degree as well as an undergraduate degree in economics with a minor in accounting.

PhD, Economics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Master of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia
BA, Economics (Accounting Minor), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Fields of Specialization
Primary: Monetary Economics, International Finance
Secondary: Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, International Economics

Dissertation: “Impacts of Volatility Spillovers, Economic Volatility and Capital Inflows on Mortgage-backed Financial Markets”

Teaching Interests
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Business Statistics, Applied Econometrics, Monetary Economics, International Finance

Research Interests
Applied Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Finance