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
  • 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