How Can Multinationals Drive Transformation?

A Conversation with ACET-STEG Fellow Habtamu Edjigu

Habtamu Edjigu, ACET's Structural Transformation and Economic Growth Fellow, talks to Maura Leary, Director of Communications at ACET, about his current research on the impact of linkages between multinational enterprises and domestic manufacturing firms.

Habtamu Edjigu has been hired as a Fellow at ACET funded under the STEG programme.

Habtamu’s research experience and areas of professional interest include trade, market integration, and firm dynamics. He is also an impact evaluation expert and has been actively engaged in designing experimental and quasi-experimental studies. Before joining ACET, Habtamu has been working at the World Bank as a Young African Fellow and consultant. In the World Bank, he has participated in several projects such as Industrialization for Jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Market Integration in the Horn of Africa, Challenges and Promises of the AfCFTA, and Economic Diversification in the Central African Republic. Habtamu has also been teaching trade and development courses in various universities, including the University of Haramaya (Ethiopia), the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and the University of Adelaide (Australia).

Habtamu holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Adelaide (Australia) an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and BA in Economics from Haramaya University (Ethiopia).

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