Ethiopia

Adoption of Digital Payment Technologies and Access to Finance among MSMEs in Ethiopia: Exploratory Evidence

This project investigates the challenges that Ethiopian MSMEs face in adopting digital payment technologies.

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

Chinese Imports and Industrialization in Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia

The rise of China in the global economy has been linked with negative impacts on employment across many high and middle-income countries. However, evidence for African countries is limited.

Working Paper
25 Jan 2023

Female Microentrepreneurs: Is the Home Calling Louder than the Business?

Can female microentrepreneurs extend their working hours to seize additional business opportunities?

Research Note
29 Nov 2022

Foreign direct investment and knowledge diffusion in poor locations

We use plant level census data to identify spillovers from FDI in Ethiopia’s manufacturing sector.

Journal Article
1 Sep 2022

Wages, Labour Poaching, and Foreign Competition: Evidence from Ethiopia

This study investigates the effect of foreign direct investment on domestic worker flows and labour poaching.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Effect of Recruitment Agencies on Matching Friction and Firm Hiring: Evidence from Ethiopia

This project will investigate the impact of training agencies on job matching frictions in Ethiopia.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Impacts of industrial and entrepreneurial jobs on youth: 5-year experimental evidence on factory job offers and cash grants in Ethiopia

We study two interventions for poor and underemployed Ethiopian youth: a $300 grant to spur self-employment, and a job offer to an industrial firm.

Journal Article
1 May 2022

Production Network Disruptions: Evidence from the Civil- Conflict in Ethiopia

This project aims to quantify the extent of conflict-induced propagations and its effect in the manufacturing establishments in Ethiopia.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

The Impact of Firm Downsizing on Workers: Evidence from Ethiopia’s Ready-Made Garment Industry

We analyze matched employee-employer data from Ethiopia’s largest special economic zone during a period of downsizing pressure from the COVID-19 world import demand shock.

Working Paper
3 Mar 2022

Enhancing Agricultural Community Resilience through Solar Mini-Grid Irrigation

This project evaluates the impact of a new agricultural development model based around solar mini-grids on resilience and sustainability.

Research Project
1 Mar 2022

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