Andualem Mengistu

Andualem Telaye Mengistu (PhD) is a senior researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). Currently, he is the director of the macroeconomic division of EDRI.

He received his PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics. For his thesis he mainly focused on the workings of the monetary markets of developing countries and addressed such issues as whether the East African Community countries are ready to form a monetary union.

His current research interests are monetary policy in less developed monetary markets and tax systems in developing countries. In particular, he is currently working on the fiscal system in Ethiopia (especially the tax system), modelling inflation for the Ethiopian economy, and determinants of commodity prices.

Content by Andualem Mengistu
  • Project

    The impact of COVID-19 on Ethiopia’s industrial parks: A rapid review

    Over the past decade, the government of Ethiopia has pursued a strategy of labour-intensive industrialisation through export-oriented light manufacturing. The strategy is predicated on the use of low-cost labour as a source of competitive advantage within global value chains. For this purpose, the government has encouraged large-scale foreign direct investment (FDI) in the...

    23 Oct 2020 | Pramila Krishnan, Christian Meyer, Andualem Mengistu

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Firms in Ethiopia’s industrial parks: COVID-19 impacts, challenges, and government response

    The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for Ethiopia’s ambitious industrialisation agenda focused on export-oriented light manufacturing. To quantify the impacts of COVID-19 on firms in Ethiopia’s export processing zones, the World Bank Group in cooperation with the Government of Ethiopia administered a phone survey of firms. Survey data suggest...

    23 Oct 2020 | Pramila Krishnan, Eduard Krkoska, Koen Maaskant, Andualem Mengistu, Christian Meyer

  • Project

    Measuring management practices in Ethiopian firms: Module for the CSA manufacturing survey of medium and large enterprises

    The project team has already merged survey data from the Central Statistical Authority's (CSA’s) Census of Medium and Large Enterprises with Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority’s firm level trade data. This has resulted in a panel data set. This project aims to disentangle fluctuations in supply of material inputs from other constraints. Also, the larger aim is to...

    29 Nov 2019 | Andualem Mengistu, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde, Pramila Krishnan

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Fading choice: Transport costs and variety in consumer goods

    25 Sep 2018 | Jan-Willem Gunning, Pramila Krishnan, Andualem Mengistu

  • Blog post

    Consumer welfare impacts of high transport costs in rural Ethiopia

    Access to a variety of manufactured goods reduces in relation to the distance from urban centers. Accordingly, reductions in transport costs increase consumer welfare through higher incomes, lower prices, and increased variety.  Transport and consumption in Ethiopia Transport costs reduce consumer welfare, not only through lower incomes and higher prices, but also...

    29 Jan 2018 | Pramila Krishnan, Jan-Willem Gunning, Andualem Mengistu

  • Project

    Fading choice: Market development and the range of goods available across space

    A simple measure of market development is the range of products available across space. Current studies of market development focus exclusively on one particular aspect of development: the spatial integration of markets measured by the spatial variation in prices. In contrast, we aim to study the spatial variation in products. This idea derives from an analysis of consumer...

    23 Jul 2015 | Jan-Willem Gunning, Pramila Krishnan, Peng Zhang, Andualem Mengistu