Infrastructure and Cluster Development: A Case Study of Handloom Weavers in Ethiopia

ESSP II Research Note 6 " Infrastructure and Cluster Development: A Case Study of Handloom Weavers in Ethiopia" by Gezahegn Ayele, Jordan Chamberlin, Lisa Moorman, Kassu Wamisho, and Xiaobo Zhang. Summary of ESSP II Discussion Paper 1. This paper evaluates the impacts of access to infrastructure on development of handloom weaving clusters in Ethiopia based >> Read more

Urbanization and Spatial Connectivity in Ethiopia

ESSP II Research Note 5 "Urbanization and Spatial Connectivity in Ethiopia" by Emily Schmidt and Mekamu Kedir. Summary of ESSP II Discussion Paper 3. This study uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques to estimate urbanization rates in Ethiopia, using a definition of urban extents that combines city population size, along with population density and travel >> Read more

Foreign Exchange Rationing, Wheat Markets, and Food Security in Ethiopia

ESSP II Research Note 4 "Foreign Exchange Rationing, Wheat Markets, and Food Security in Ethiopia" by Paul Dorosh and Hashim Ahmed. Summary of ESSP II Discussion Paper 4. Beginning in April 2008, lack of access to foreign exchange effectively stopped private sector wheat imports. Government imports and subsidized sales to millers and households in late >> Read more

Economic Implications of Foreign Exchange Rationing in Ethiopia

ESSP II Research Note 3 "Economic Implications of Foreign Exchange Rationing in Ethiopia" by Paul Dorosh, Sherman Robinson, and Hashim Ahmed. Summary of ESSP II Discussion Paper 9. This paper examines macro-economic developments in Ethiopia between 2004/05 and 2008/09, focusing on the external accounts and the real exchange rate. Simulations using a Computable General Equilibrium >> Read more