Dr. Abeba Nigussie Turi is a scholar with expertise in the Digital Economy. She obtained her PhD (with an international mention) specializing in the areas of the Digital Economy at the Rovira i Virgili University in Spain. She has a Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance from Charles University in Prague and a BA Degree in Economics from Hawassa University, Ethiopia.
Dr. Turi has served in various teaching positions at the Charles University in Prague and Ambo University, Ethiopia. She has taken part in three international projects. She has worked as an assistant researcher in a co-utility project, with a theme of "Conciliating Individual Freedom and the Common Good in the Information Society" in Spain, funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. She has also participated in the preliminary project draft of two CTI projects at the HES-SO Valais, Institute of Entrepreneurship & Management in Switzerland.
The CTI projects she has taken part are PACIOLI-building trust company of the future and HEALTH LOTTERY. These are applied researches in collaboration with a Swiss Company WinBiz and the later with the HealthBank.
Both projects mainly focused on disintermediating the traditional form of business through new technological solutions.
Currently, Dr. Turi is a collaborating researcher at the Blockchain@UBC, Canada, a research cluster working on the applications of the digital ledger technology.
Her research works have been presented in a number of international indexed conferences in Spain, Italy, Germany, the UK and China. Dr. Turi is a co-author of the book Co-utility: Theory and Applications, published by the Springer in 2017.
She is actively involved in the disruptive tech space. She has attended a certified summer institute program on the Blockchain technology hosted by the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Turi identifies herself as a "Disruptive Tech and Decentralization" Enthusiast. Her research interest areas include Digital/Collaborative Economy, Tech Policy Analysis, Empirical Data Analysis, Mechanism Design and Game-Theoretic Analysis, Economics of Blockchain and its Applications, Experimental Economics, and Business Model Innovation and Design.
Beyond her career in the field of the academia, she has also served as an admin support at the Immigrant Services Society of BC in Canada.