Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde

Tewodros Makonnen holds a PhD in Economics Research from the University of Leicester. He has over 15 years of research experience on the Ethiopian economy. Tewodros’ research interest is applied microeconometrics and development economics. In the past, he has worked as a Junior Research Fellow at the Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute. He has also worked as a Junior Research Officer at the National Bank of Ethiopia.

Content by Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde
  • Publication - Working Paper

    Productivity, shocks, and management practices

    13 May 2021 | Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde, Michael Koelle, Pramila Krishnan, Andualem Mengistu

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Productivity, shocks, and management practices in Ethiopia and Uganda

    Ethiopia and Uganda are two land-locked economies dependent on imported inputs for a small but growing manufacturing sector. They have contrasting exchange rate regimes affecting the cost of imports in different ways. Ethiopia uses a crawling peg exchange rate regime while Uganda has a floating exchange rate regime. Currency fluctuations are associated with the...

    12 May 2021 | Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde, Michael Koelle, Pramila Krishnan, Andualem Mengistu

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Export incentives and artisanal gold exports: Supplier level evidence from Ethiopia

    This study aims to evaluate the performance of the gold export sector in Ethiopia to identify the main challenges the sector is facing; to assess impacts of the incentive mechanisms the NBE avails to suppliers of gold; and to suggest policy recommendations to improve the performance of the sector.

    13 Apr 2021 | Kiflu Molla, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde

  • Blog post

    Pass-through shocks and income: The impact of COVID-19 on remittances in Ethiopia

    Following COVID-19 induced global restrictions on the movement of people and activities, the Ethiopian economy, particularly the external sector, has faced significant challenges. COVID-19 related global disruptions have considerably affected tourism, exports, imports, and remittances to the country. The Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social...

    10 Jul 2020 | Seneshaw Tamru, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde

  • Blog post

    Projecting the impact of COVID-19 on exports in Ethiopia

    Agriculture exports will likely be the hardest hit, impacting poor rural livelihoods most. Domestic demand needs to be stimulated and protected. Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa, home to more than 110 million people and one of the fastest growing economies. Growth averaged more than 10% annually over the past decade and a half, leading to substantial...

    24 Jun 2020 | Seneshaw Tamru, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Remittances in the time of COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities for growth in developing countries

    The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented restrictions on travel, trade, and economic activity, triggering a global economic crisis. Remittances to developing countries are falling sharply as a result. Migrant workers and their families, many dependent on the remittance flows sent from abroad, are expected to suffer acutely. This brief underscores the importance...

    16 Jun 2020 | Joevas Asare, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde, Moussa Saab, Laura Sili, Nick Wilkinson, Dean Yang

  • Project

    Performance of artisanal gold exports in Ethiopia

    In its second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), the Government of Ethiopia planned to expand the export base by strengthening the export performance of selected sectors, including mining. The government set an ambitious target of increasing foreign exchange earnings of the mining sector from 344 million USD to 2.0 billion USD between 2014/15 and 2019/20. Enhancing...

    29 Nov 2019 | Kiflu Molla, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde

  • Project

    Property taxes for urban development: A micro-simulation analysis for Ethiopia

    Property tax has been a relatively under-utilised source of urban finance in developing countries. This is especially pronounced in rapidly urbanising regions such as Africa and Asia. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa reports that Africa’s urban population has reached 40 percent of the total in 2014 and is expected to reach 56 percent in 2050. This...

    29 Nov 2019 | Kiflu Molla, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde

  • 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 - Policy Brief

    Special Economic Zones: Evidence and prerequisites for success

    Special Economic Zones (SEZs) aim to benefit from firm clustering by facilitating technology spillovers, labour availability, and market access. Evidence on the employment and wage effects of SEZs is mixed. Wages for unskilled workers tend to be lower initially and then increase over time. Labour abuse is a concern in many SEZs Export-oriented SEZs are frequently...

    30 May 2019 | Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde