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The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy


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Part I: Context, Concepts, and History 1: Fantu Cheru, Christopher Cramer, and Arkebe Oqubay: Introduction 2: Shiferaw Bekele: Ethiopia's transition from a traditional to a developing economy (1890s-1960s) 3: Christopher Clapham: Ethiopia's political economy from the imperial period to the present 4: Teferi Abate Adem: Land tenure and land policy in Ethiopia (1950-2000) 5: Kidane Mengisteab: Federalism in Ethiopia's transformation 6: Assefa Fiseha and Fiseha Haftetsion Gebresilassie: The interface between federalism and development in Ethiopia 7: Menberetsehai Tadesse and Belachew M. Fikre: Ethiopia's constitutional framework and legal institutions for development 8: Fantu Cheru and Zinabu S. Rekisa: Ethiopia's 'economic diplomacy' and regional integration Part II: Economic Development 9: Mekonnen Manyazewal and Admasu Shiferaw: Economic policy and structural transformation in Ethiopia 10: Yohannes Ayalew Birru: Ethiopian financial sector development 11: Mekonnen Manyazewal: Financing Ethiopia's development 12: Seid Nuru Ali: Infrastructure and economic transformation in Ethiopia 13: Ken Coutts and Christina Laskaridis: Financial balances and the development of the Ethiopian economy 14: Berihu Assefa Gebrehiwot: Trade policy in Ethiopia (1991-2016) 15: Christopher Cramer and John Sender: Policy, political economy, and performance in Ethiopia's coffee sector 16: Laura Hammond: Livelihoods and mobility in the border regions of Ethiopia 17: Haileselassie A. Medhin and Alemu Mekonnen: Green and climate-resilient transformation in Ethiopia 18: John Sender: Assessing poverty trends in Ethiopia (1990-2015) Part III: Social Policy and Development 19: Tassew Woldehanna and Mesele W. Araya: Poverty and inequality in Ethiopia (1995/96-2015/16) 20: Abebe Shimeles: Growth, poverty, and distribution in Ethiopia 21: Assefa Hailemariam: Ethiopia's changing demography 22: Deborah Johnston and Helen Walls: Economic policy and food security in Ethiopia 23: Kalle Hirvonen, Derek Headey, Jenna Golan, and John Hoddinott: Changes in child undernutrition in Ethiopia (2000-2016) 24: John Hoddinott and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse: Social protection in Ethiopia 25: Zinabu Samaro Rekiso: Education and economic development in Ethiopia (1991-2017) Part IV: Agriculture and Rural Transformation 26: Stefan Dercon and Douglas Gollin: Agriculture's changing role in Ethiopia's economic transformation 27: Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse: The transformation of smallholder crop production in Ethiopia (1994-2016) 28: Guush Berhane and Kibrom A. Abay: Rural finance and smallholder farming in Ethiopia 29: Florian T. Schafer, Tadesse Kuma Workako, and Bart Minten: Performance and institutions of the Ethiopian coffee sector 30: Florian T. Schafer: Private coffee plantations in Ethiopia 31: Ayelech Tiruwha Melese: Constraints on the Ethiopian Floriculture Industry 32: Bart Minten, Seneshaw Tamru, and Thomas Reardon: Agricultural markets in Ethiopia 33: Fantu Nisrane Bachewe and Fanaye Tadesse: Livestock production in Ethiopia 34: Likimyelesh Nigussie and Annet A. Mulema: Women's empowerment in rural Ethiopia Part V: Industrialization and Urban Development 35: Arkebe Oqubay: Industrial policy and late industrialisation in Ethiopia 36: Arkebe Oqubay: Structure and performance of the Ethiopian manufacturing sector 37: Admasu Shiferaw and Mans Soederbom: The Ethiopian manufacturing sector: Productivity, export, and competitiveness 38: Carlos Oya: Building an industrial workforce in Ethiopia 39: Mulu Gebreeyesus: The private sector in Ethiopia's transformation 40: Lindsay Whitfield and Cornelia Staritz: Light manufacturing in Ethiopia: The apparel export industry 41: Tesfachew Taffere: Technological learning and industrialisation in Ethiopia 42: Won L. Kidane: The legal framework for the protection of foreign direct investment in Ethiopia 43: Tadele Ferede and Belay File: Rural-urban linkages in Ethiopia 44: Tegegne Gebre-Egziabher and Edlam Abera Yemeru: Urbanisation and industrial development in Ethiopia Part VI: Structural Transformation and the African Continent 45: Justin Yifu Lin, Jiajun Xu, and Sarah Hager: A New Structural Economics perspective on Special Economic Zones in Ethiopia 46: Ha-Joon Chang and Jostein Hauge: The concept of a 'developmental state' in Ethiopia 47: Kenichi Ohno and Izumi Ohno: A Japanese perspective on Ethiopia's transformation 48: John Sutton: Institution building for industrialisation: The Ethiopian Investment Commission 49: Carlos Lopes: Three sectoral policies in Ethiopia's structural transformation 50: K.Y. Amoako: Growing with depth: What African countries can learn from the Ethiopian experience

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Fantu Cheru is Emeritus Professor of International Relations, American University, Washington DC, USA, and a senior researcher at the African Studies Centre, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Between 1998 and 2001, Prof Cheru was the UN Special Rapporteur on Foreign Debt for the Human Rights Commission in Geneva. He was Associate Senior Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Sweden, and the North-South Institute, Ottawa, Canada. From 2007 to 2012, Cheru was Research Director at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. Dr Cheru was a member of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Panel on Mobilizing International Support for the New Partnership for African Development (2005-07) as well as Convener of the Global Economic Agenda Track of the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy, Finland. Dr Cheru has served both as adviser and consultant to many governments and donor institutions and is on the editorial board of several scholarly journals. Christopher Cramer is Professor of the Political Economy of Development at SOAS, University of London. A Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, he is also Vice-Chair of the Royal African Society and a former Chair of the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London. He chairs the International Scientific Committee of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE), based at the DTI in South Africa; was the principal investigator on the Fairtrade, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda research project; has worked in South Africa and Ethiopia on the 'industrialisation of freshness'; and, amongst other publications, wrote the prize-winning Civil War is Not a Stupid Thing: Accounting for Violence in Developing Countries. He has undertaken commissions for the World Bank, UNCTAD, ILO, EU, SIDA, DfID, and other agencies, and has worked with policy officials in Ethiopia, South Africa, and Mozambique. Arkebe Oqubay is a Senior Minister and Special Adviser to the Ethiopian Prime Minister and has been at the centre of policymaking for over 25 years. He is a former Mayor of Addis Ababa and Minister of Works and Urban Development. He currently serves as board chair of several leading public organisations and international advisory boards. He is a research associate at the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London. His work includes Made in Africa: Industrial Policy in Ethiopia (OUP, 2015); African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, and Policy (OUP, 2019); and China-Africa and an Economic Transformation (OUP, 2019). He was recognized as one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2016 and a 'leading thinker on Africa's strategic development' by the New African for his work on industrial policies.


The editors of this massive volume on the Ethiopian economy have commendably sought to include as many viewpoints as possible while emphasizing empirical approaches. The book covers the major issues, including macroeconomic policy, the development of the social welfare system, agriculture, and industrial policy. * Foreign Affairs *

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