#13 Africa’s Manufacturing Puzzle: Evidence from Tanzanian and Ethiopian Firms

Photo credit: Rob Beechey / World Bank   Authors: Xinshen Diaoa, Mia Ellisb, Margaret McMillanc, and Dani Rodrikd Some economists have called into question the primacy of manufacturing. For example, Gollin (2018) questions whether there is anything special about manufacturing and asks whether economists’ emphasis on manufacturing as a path to development reflects our lack…

#21 The COVID-19 Crisis: Business Disruptions and Job Losses in Ethiopia

Authors: Girum Abebe and Christina Wieser Beyond public health concerns and chilling epidemiological outcomes, the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been unprecedented. According to the World Bank, for example, Africa will likely face recession for the first time in 25 years and the ILO estimates that [bctt tweet=”the COVID-19 pandemic is…