Jun
10

Taxi Drivers Know More Than You Think

Hello everyone! I arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, a little more than a week ago and I now finally have time to sit down and reflect on my time here. I have spent the first stint of my stay familiarizing myself with the city and figuring out what resources will be useful for my…
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Apr
12

The Spatial Determinants and Consequences of Industrialization in Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Ethiopia and Kenya

Motivation African countries are characterized by stark spatial inequality—in which major economic activities are concentrated in a few limited areas, especially in the capital, and cites located in the periphery are choked off from resources. What causes this spatial inequality and how does it shape structural transformation? How does the initial geo-spatial distribution of manufacturing…
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