Yared Seid was previously a Country Economist for the Ethiopia Country Programme at the International Growth Centre. His research interests are applied microeconomics, development economics, and applied econometrics, with a specific concentration on topics in human capital investment in children in developing countries. His research includes investigating barriers to primary school enrolment, analysis of delayed primary school enrolment and assessing within household human capital spillover. Prior to joining the International Growth Centre, he held a teaching and research assistant positions at Georgia State University. He holds a PhD in Economics from Georgia State University.