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 - 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