Senior Economist, African Gender Innovation Lab, World Bank
Girum Abebe is a Senior Economist at the World Bank’s African Gender Innovation Lab (AFRGIL). Girum holds a PhD in Development Economics from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining AFRGIL, he worked at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute, the premier public research think-tank in Ethiopia, for more than a decade producing several policy papers and journal articles. He is currently engaged in the design and evaluation of interventions that connect young job seekers to productive employment as well as in the study of mechanisms that can be leveraged to narrow the gender gap in wage employment and entrepreneurship.
Recent work by Girum Abebe
How domestic firms in poor countries learn from foreign firms: Evidence from Ethiopia
Exposure to foreign firms can induce knowledge transfers to domestic firms in close geographical proximity
The selection of talent: Experimental and structural evidence from Ethiopia
Financial incentives for job applicants can help firms attract high-quality candidates and also encourage those from disadvantaged backgrounds to...
Audio : Labour Markets & Migration
Learning management through matching: Experimental evidence from Ethiopia
Evidence from Ethiopia shows that interning in a management role for a month leads to higher wage earnings and can help some people run profitable...
Helping young Ethiopians find jobs
What are the barriers that hinder young people from getting jobs in Ethiopia and how can they be overcome?
Video : Labour Markets & Migration
Helping young people access better employment opportunities
Low-cost interventions that help young people search for employment can improve access to formal and stable jobs, raising equity in the labour market
Articles : Labour Markets & Migration
Girum Abebe Stefano Caria Marcel Fafchamps Paolo Falco Simon Franklin Simon Quinn