Girum Abebe is a researcher and the Coordinator for Micro and Sectoral Research Center at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He obtained Ph.D in Development Economics from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. His main research interests are the applications of field experiments and behavioral economics to study the constraints that face enterprises and job seekers 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 is currently working on the impact evaluation of an internship program for young aspiring entrepreneurs, on the exploration of spillover effects between foreign and local businesses as well as on links between productivity, wages, labor compliance and industrial relations in the manufacturing sector in Ethiopia.
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