Marcel Fafchamps

Marcel Fafchamps is Professor of Development Economics in the Economics Department at Oxford University. He is also a Professorial Fellow at Mansfield College and serves as Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California at Berkeley for which he won an Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award from the American Agricultural Economists Association. Except for a quarter teaching at the University of Chicago in 1995, he spent the period between September 1989 and the summer of 1996 teaching at the Food Research Institute. After that he moved to the Department of Economics at Stanford where he taught for two years, before going on sabbatical leave in the Research Department of the World Bank. He has been in the Department of Economics of Oxford University since July 1999, except for a sabbatical year spent in the Department of Economics at Harvard (2005-6).

Researcher's Grant Projects

By randomizing a piloted internship programme for young Ethiopians, the researchers are able to test whether experiential learning from the programme can improve future employment prospects of the interns. 
Researchers: Marcel Fafchamps, Simon Quinn, Girum Abebe
Grants Round: 3rd MRG Round
Country: Ethiopia
Cross-cutting themes: Gender
This project begins the initial work into creating a feasible pilot internship program for young Ethiopians, in order to study the impact of training in entrepreneurial skills and improved business networks on the emergence and growth of new firms in developing countries. 
Researchers: Marcel Fafchamps, Simon Quinn
Grants Round: 2nd Round
Country: Ethiopia
Cross-cutting themes: Gender