Hundanol Kebede

I graduated from University of Virginia in Economics in August 2020. My fields of interest are International Trade, Applied Microeconomics, and Development Economics. My current research mostly focuses on the effect of trade and infrastructure expansion on spatial distribution of economic activities and welfare in the context of low-income countries. I have strong interest in how trade (both domestic and international) and infrastructure affect manufacturing growth, structural transformation, employment, wages, and welfare in low income countries. However, I also have strong interest in some development topics including how households deal with shocks, such as weather and price shocks, and the effects of forced displacements on the displaced and the hosts.

Currently, I work on DFID-UNHCR-World Bank Program on Forced Displacement under World Bank Development Economics Research Group (DECRG).