Ethiopia

Management Traits as Embodied Human Capital: A Randomised Field Experiment in Ethiopia

What is the effect of exposing motivated youth to firm management in practice? To answer this question, we place young professionals for one month in established firms to shadow middle managers.

Research Note
12 Feb 2021

Africa’s Manufacturing Puzzle: Evidence from Tanzanian and Ethiopian Firms

Recent growth accelerations in Africa are characterized by increasing productivity in agriculture, a declining share of the labor force employed in agriculture and declining productivity in modern sectors such as manufacturing.

Working Paper
3 Feb 2021

The Impact of Social Norms and Household Dynamics on Female-owned Enterprises

This project seeks to understand whether social norms related to household and childcare responsibilities constrain women’s businesses.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

The Impact of Factory Housing on Worker Productivity and Welfare

This project seeks to understand how the provision of factory housing and the development of social networks in the workplace can improve worker productivity, retention rates and welfare in Ethiopia.

Research Project
1 Oct 2020

The Market-Reach of Pandemics: Evidence from Female Workers in Ethiopia’s Ready-Made Garment Industry

In a globalized world, pandemics transmit impacts through markets. Meyer et al.

Working Paper
28 Aug 2020

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Small-scale Manufacturing Establishments in Ethiopia

This project will examine the effect of COVID-19 on small-scale manufacturing establishments in Ethiopia.

Research Project
3 Jul 2020

Why Do African Firms Underinvest in Management Training? Experimental Evidence from Middle and Large Ethiopian Firms

This project involves an RCT in Ethiopia to test whether firms’ demand for training is influenced by the level of competition that they face in the market.

Research Project
1 Feb 2020

An Analysis of Alternative Paths to Export-Led Industrialization in African Countries: Evidence from Ethiopia and Tanzania

Growth-promoting structural change explains much of Africa's recent growth boom, especially in Ethiopia, Malawi, Senegal and Tanzania. In these countries, however, structural change has not been accompanied by labor productivity growth in the nonagricultural sectors. In fact, the expansion of services and manufacturing has typically been accompanied by low or negative productivity growth in these same sectors.

Research Project
20 Sep 2019

Hawassa Industrial Park Community Impact Evaluation Follow-Up

The Government of Ethiopia has embarked on an ambitious industrialization strategy based on the creation of special economic zones as centers of export-oriented light manufacturing. The flagship industrial park of this strategy is located in the city of Hawassa, in southern Ethiopia. The Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP) is one of ten industrial parks that are currently being planned and built all over Ethiopia.

Research Project
16 Sep 2019

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