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  • Project

    Rainfall, selection, and agricultural productivity

    Developing countries have a low income per capita and low total factor productivity, relatively more so in the agricultural sector. Even after accounting for differences in labour inputs or incorrect measurement, this “agricultural productivity gap” remains large. In explaining this puzzle, the most recent research highlights the role of sorting and selection of workers...

    31 Jul 2017 | Francesco Amodio, Markus Poschke

  • Event

    IGC Session - 2017 Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA) Annual Conference

    The Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA) annual conference brought together world-class international and local researchers and Ethiopian policymakers to discuss key development issues relevant to the Ethiopian economy. IGC Ethiopia is one of the major partners of the 2017 EEA conference, with 2 IGC sessions (one plenary and one parallel sessions) were held at the...

    20–22 July 2017

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Rural electrification, migration and structural transformation: Evidence from Ethiopia

    22 Jun 2017 | Stephie Fried, David Lagakos

  • Project

    Electrification effects on firm productivity in Ethiopia

    Energy as a driver of growth appears intuitive to most observers, and access to reliable sources of energy is especially understood to be an engine of industrialisation and growth in developing countries. However, policymakers and academics are still in the dark about the extent and the exact mechanisms of how energy investments translate into growth. This underlying...

    10 May 2017 | Niclas Moneke

  • Publication - Policy Brief, Policy note

    Maximising the impact of FDI on domestic industrial capabilities and job creation

    20 Dec 2016 | Ritwika Sen, Sarah Logan

  • Project

    Spatial integration, agricultural productivity, and development: A quantitative analysis of Ethiopia's road expansion program

    While Ethiopia has been a pre-dominantly agricultural-based economy, productivity in agriculture has been low relative to the rest of the economy, not having changed much since the 1960s. These characteristics are shared by many other developing economies. Agricultural productivity growth is important for Ethiopia’s economic development, its structural transformation, and...

    10 Nov 2016 | Tasso Adamopoulos

  • Project

    Job referrals and strategic network formation: Experimental evidence from urban neighbourhoods in Ethiopia

    This project poses the question: Do unemployed individuals use their job referral opportunities to strengthen their position in a geographically restricted social network? In particular, the project looks at whether there is reciprocity in the job referral process among individuals from the same geographic area. In addition, the laboratory experiment will be able to shed...

    8 Nov 2016 | Simon Quinn, Marc Witte

  • Event

    Dimensions of structural transformation in Ethiopia: Some recent evidence

    The conference on “Dimensions of Transformation in Ethiopia: Reflection from Recent Evidence” was held on September 13, 2016 in Addis Ababa. The conference aimed to bring together policy stakeholders and researchers from across Ethiopia and to showcase and learn from IGC Ethiopia’s research, share ideas, experiences and best practices for achieving sustainable...

    13 September 2016

  • Project

    Trade liberalisation, infrastructure and firm performance: Evidence from Ethiopia

    This project seeks to analyse the role of improvements in infrastructure on the transmission of trade liberalisation effects to domestic firms.  While the literature has highlighted trade liberalisation and infrastructure development as effective strategies for economic growth and development, not much is known about the complementarity between the two in generating growth...

    23 Aug 2016 | Fitsum Zewdu Mulugeta, Marco Sanfilippo, Asha Sundaram

  • Project

    Neighbourhood effects and social capital in urban housing: Evidence from random neighbourhood assignment

    In Africa, the population living in cities is set to triple by 2050. Government policy will play a key role in planning urban environments, including providing affordable housing and public goods for people moving to new urban neighbourhoods. How can urban policies be designed to promote flourishing communities and efficient delivery of public services? How can policy...

    22 Aug 2016 | Berihu Assefa Gebrehiwot, Simon Franklin, Alebel Weldesilassie