Girum Abebe (PhD)

 Associate Research Fellow, EDRI 

Girum is a researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He obtained Ph.D in Development Economics from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). His main research interests are the applications 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 implementations and impact evaluations of business and management skills training to young entrepreneurs and the impact evaluation of job search assistance schemes to young unemployed job-seekers. He has also been working on the issue of the mechanisms firms employ to learn new knowledge from technology leaders at home as well as from abroad, and the roles human capital and agglomerations economies play in the learning process.