Girum Abebe is a researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He obtained his Ph.D. in Development Economics in September 2011. His main research interest is the application of field experiments in development economics to study the constraints that face enterprises in developing countries. He has been actively engaged in field experiment designs, particularly in the implementation and impact evaluation of business and management skills training to young entrepreneurs, as well as the impact evaluation of job-search-assistance schemes to young unemployed job-seekers. He has also been studying the mechanisms firms employ to gain new knowledge from technology leaders at home and abroad, and the roles human capital and agglomeration economies play in the learning process.