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Mulugeta Saare Kahsai

Kahsai, Mulugeta Saare, PhD

Information Logistics Technology

Assistant Professor

Phone: (804) 524-1211
Fax: (804) 524-6732
Location: 1 Hayden Drive, P.O. Box 9212 Petersburg, VA 23806


  • PhD West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • MA California State University, Hayward (East Bay), California
  • BA University of Asmara, Eritrea


  • SAP Certified Associate in Business Process Integration
  • Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry (OSHA 511)

Courses Taught/Teaching

  • Basic Economics
  • Material Processes and Safety Analysis
  • Introduction to Database Applications
  • Introduction to ERP and Financial Accounting
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Industrial Organization and Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • ERP Configuration
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Estimating and Cost Management (Graduate Level)
  • Change Management (Graduate Level)
  • Monetary Economics (Graduate Level)

Professional Association membership

  • North American Regional Science Council (NARSC)
  • Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA)
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA)
  • International Academy of Business & Economics (IABE)
  • Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG)

Research Interests

Research interests are on exploring how environmental concerns, energy, and other natural resource constraints impact logistics and supply chain decisions. He is also interested in Sub-Saharan Africa economic development challenges and trends and explores how natural resources, institutional quality/governance, and public policy influence the process of economic development. 

Recent Publications

  • Chali Nondo, Mulugeta S. Kahsai, and Yohannes G. Hailu.2016 “Does Institutional Quality Matter in Foreign Direct Investment? Evidence from Sub-Saharan African Countries” African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development.
  • Irene M. Xiarchos, Chali Nondo, and Mulugeta S. Kahsai. 2014. "Renewable Energy and Economic Growth in US States: A Panel Dynamic Approach". Journal of Energy and Development,39(1-2)
  • Chali Nondo, Mulugeta S. Kahsai, and Peter V. Schaeffer. Telecommunications Infrastructure and Economic Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Econometric Methods for Analyzing Economic Development Edited by PV Schaeffer and E Koussai. IGI Global,Hershey PA. 2013
  • Peter V. Schaeffer, Mulugeta S. Kahsai, and Randall Jackson. 2013. “Beyond the Rural–Urban Dichotomy: An Essay in Honor of Professor A.M. Isserman’s Contributions to Rural Research and Policy”. International Regional Science Review, 36(1): 81-96
  • Chali Nondo, Mulugeta S. Kahsai and Peter V. Schaeffer. 2012.“Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in COMESA Countries”. Southwestern Economic Review, 39(1)
  • Mulugeta S. Kahsai, Chali Nondo, Peter Schaeffer, and Tesfa Gebremedhin . 2012.“Income Level and the Energy Consumption-GDP Nexus: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa Countries.”, Energy Economics, 34(3): 739-746
  • Mulugeta S. Kahsai, Tesfa G. Gebremedhin and Peter Schaeffer. 2011.“A Spatial Analysis of Amenity and Regional Economic Growth in Northeast Region.”  Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, 23(2/3)
  • Peter V. Schaeffer and Mulugeta S. Kahsai.2011. “A Theoretical Note on the Relationship between Documented and Undocumented Migration.” International Journal of Population Research, doi:10.1155/2011/873967
  • Yohannes G.Hailu, Mulugeta S. Kahsai, Tesfa G. Gebremdhin, and Randall Jackson. 2011.“Is Income Inequality Endogenous in Regional Growth”. Journal of Income Distribution, 20(3-4): 43-56
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