Tigabu Degu Getahun (PhD)

Research Fellow, EDRI 

Tigabu Degu Getahun (PhD) is a research fellow at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute since 2005. He is also a senior researcher at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn starting from 2015. Getahun had taught microeconomics at Addis Ababa University from 2008 to 2010.His main research interest includes gender, Individual and household welfare, firm dynamics, labor, innovation, inter-sectoral linkages and green industrialization. He has implemented experimental and quasi-experimental methods in his impact evaluation research. Getahun has a long track record of quantitative and qualitative studies and has been commissioned to work for the European Commission (EC), the World Bank (WB), UNU-WIDER, the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID), Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), International Labor Organization (ILO), POWER Africa (CARE Canada), the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Japan Foundation for Advanced Studies on International development (FASID). His current research themes include agricultural innovation and global value chain development in Africa, structural transformation and industrial development, green industrialization, women employment and empowerment in developmental state, urbanization and its implication on individual welfare, firm performance and public service delivery in Ethiopia. He obtained PhD in development economics from university of Bonn, Germany and M.sc in economics from University of Copenhagen, Denmark and B.A degree in economics from Addis Ababa University.