Christian Meyer

Christian Meyer is a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College and the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford. In addition to his academic work, Christian is a Labour Economist with the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. At the World Bank, he co-leads a research programme on industrial labour in Ethiopia.

Content by Christian Meyer
  • 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

    Hawassa Industrial Park administrative data collection support

    The Government of Ethiopia has embarked on an ambitious industrialisation strategy based on the creation of special economic zones as centres of export-oriented light manufacturing. The flagship industrial park of this strategy is located in the city of Hawassa, in Ethiopia's Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s (SNNP) Region. At full capacity, the Hawassa...

    4 Nov 2019 | Morgan Hardy, Christian Meyer, Kevin Croke

  • Blog post

    Humans of policy research: Personal stories from implementing and government partners of the Ethiopia Industrial Park Community impact evaluation

    Policymakers, government partners, and local stakeholders play a critical role in the success (or failure) of an impact evaluation. Often motivated by a desire to have better evidence for decision making, policymakers engage with research teams on the development, design, and implementation of these impact evaluations. By working together, researchers can make sure that...

    7 Oct 2019 | Morgan Hardy, Christian Meyer, Kayleigh Campbell, Eyoual Tamrat