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(p. xxxii) (p. xxxiii) List of Contributors

(p. xxxii) (p. xxxiii) List of Contributors

Teferi Abate Adem,

PhD, is a research anthropologist at HRAF (Yale University), specializing in the local agrarian and ecological impacts of expanding state powers, global market forces, and climate-change-induced environmental shocks. His publications explore these issues both ethnographically among smallholder households in Ethiopia and through cross-cultural comparison of agrarian societies from other societies and times.

Kibrom A. Abay,

PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Kibrom’s research interest lies at the intersection of agricultural, behavioural, and development economics. Most of his research involves applied micro-econometrics and policy evaluation methods. He is an expert on impact evaluation methods and has recently worked on rural finance and rural credit markets. He holds MSc and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Edlam Abera Yemeru,

PhD, heads the urbanization section in the Social Development Policy division of the UNECA where she leads the development of policy knowledge and tools to support African member states in leveraging the potential of urbanization for accelerated and inclusive growth and structural transformation. Previously, she held research, teaching, and programmatic positions in the field of urban development at UN-Habitat, and at academic and research institutes. Edlam holds a PhD in human geography from the University of London.

K. Y. Amoako

began his career in 1974 at the World Bank, becoming the Bank’s director for education and social policy from 1992 to 1995 before joining ECA as executive secretary from 1995 to 2005. In 2008, he founded the African Center for Economic Transformation, an economic policy institute headquartered in Accra and working across Africa with the mission of supporting the economic transformation of African countries. K. Y. Amoako holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mesele W. Araya

is an assistant professor of economics at Addis Ababa University. Before joining AAU, he worked as a quantitative researcher for Young Lives based at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute, and as a research associate for ADAPT Labour Studies in Italy. He also is a consultant and policy adviser to public and private institutes on issues related to poverty and inequality, the youth labour market, and the economics of education.

(p. xxxiv) Berihu Assefa Gebrehiwot,

PhD, is a research fellow at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He specializes in development economics and his research more broadly features the application of microeconomics and microeconometrics to the policy analyses of economic development problems in developing countries in general and Ethiopia in particular. Berihu received his PhD in development economics from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo in 2013.

Yohannes Ayalew Birru,

PhD, is the vice governor and chief economist of Ethiopia’s central bank (National Bank of Ethiopia). He is a member of the board of directors of the National Bank of Ethiopia and chairman of the African Trade Insurance (ATI), among other responsibilities. He has over twenty-eight years of cumulative experience in the areas of finance, monetary policy, and economic growth. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Sussex.

Fantu Bachewe,

PhD, is a research coordinator at IFPRI-ESSP. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2009. Research topics he has investigated include: productivity and efficiency in crop production; rural labour markets and non-farm employment; livestock production and prices; and food prices and nutrition availability. His general research interests are development economics, efficiency and productivity analyses, household modelling, and monitoring and evaluation.

Shiferaw Bekele

is professor emeritus at Addis Ababa University, where he has taught modern Ethiopian history, and colonial and contemporary African history for many years. His research interests cover the economic, social, and political history of modern and contemporary Ethiopia.

Guush Berhane,

PhD, is a research fellow at the Development Strategy and Governance Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), based at IFPRI’s Ethiopia Strategy Support Programme (ESSP) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His research interests include microeconomic analyses of smallholder household behaviour, livelihoods, food and nutrition security, and agricultural transformation.

Ha-Joon Chang

teaches economics at the University of Cambridge. His main books include Kicking away the Ladder, Bad Samaritans, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism, and Economics: The User’s Guide. By 2018, his writing has been translated into forty-one languages in forty-four countries. Worldwide, his books have sold around 2 million copies. He is the winner of the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize and the 2005 Wassily Leontief Prize.

Fantu Cheru

is emeritus professor of international relations, American University (Washington, DC) and a senior researcher at the African Studies Centre, Leiden University (The Netherlands). Between 1998 and 2001, Dr 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 (p. xxxv) UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Panel on Mobilizing International Support for the New Partnership for African Development (2005–7) as well as convener of the Global Economic Agenda Track of the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy (Finland). Dr Cheru has served as both adviser and consultant to many governments and donor institutions and is on the editorial board of several scholarly journals. He has also authored several books including The Rise of China and India in Africa (Zed Books, 2012), with Obi; and Africa and International Relations in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), with Cornellison and Shaw.

Christopher Clapham

is based at the Centre of African Studies, Cambridge University. Professor Clapham specializes in the politics of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, and his books include Haile-Selassie’s Government (1969), Transformation and Continuity in Revolutionary Ethiopia (1988), Africa and the International System (1996), African Guerrillas (1998), and The Horn of Africa: State Formation and Decay (2017).

Ken Coutts

is a senior research associate at the Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and life fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. His main interests are in applied macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy, trade, capital flows, and balance of payments. He has published widely in these areas and has also written extensively on price setting in UK manufacturing industries.

Christopher Cramer

is professor of the political economy of development at SOAS, University of London. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, vice-chair of the Royal African Society, and a former chair of the Centre of African Studies in the University of London. He is chair of the International Scientific Committee of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE). His publications include the prize-winning Civil War Is Not a Stupid Thing: Accounting for Violence in Developing Countries (Hurst, 2006), African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, and Policy (forthcoming), with Oqubay and Sender; with co-authors the research report ‘Fairtrade, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda’ (2014), and related journal articles. He has undertaken commissioned work for international organizations. He has research and teaching experience in Ethiopia.

Stefan Dercon

is professor of economic policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Economics Department at the University of Oxford. He is also director of the Centre for the Study of African Economics. Between 2011 and 2017, he was chief economist of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Previously, he taught at Addis Ababa University between 1992 and 1994. He has published extensively on various aspects of the Ethiopian economy.

Tadele Ferede

is an assistant professor of economics at Addis Ababa University. He obtained his PhD in applied economics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is the president of the Ethiopian Economics Association and a member of the Behavioural Research Insights Committee (Geneva). He previously also served as associate dean for graduate programmes, deputy center director and senior research fellow at the (p. xxxvi) Environment for Development Initiative, and editor-in-chief of the Ethiopian Economics Association’s Ethiopian Journal of Economics.

Belay File

is an assistant professor in urban and development economics at Ethiopian Civil Service University. He has immense experience in the urban development sector. His areas of research focus include the role of urbanization in economic growth, local economic development, sustainable cities, and urban–rural linkages. He is an economist by training. His education includes a PhD in economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

Assefa Fiseha,

PhD, is a researcher with fifteen years of extensive experience in the areas of governance, constitutional design, comparative federalism, developed systems, legislative–executive relations, role of legislative bodies, and role of the judiciary in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Malawi) and Yemen. Dr Assefa has published books, book chapters, and journal articles reputable journals, published both in Ethiopia and abroad.

Mulu Gebreeyesus,

PhD, is currently a senior fellow at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. He was a research fellow at the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, the Netherlands. He has published widely in the field of development economics, particularly on trade opening and enterprise performance, industrial policy, small businesses dynamics, and the emergence of non-traditional exports. Gebreeyesus obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2006.

Tegegne Gebre-Egziabher

is a professor of urban and regional planning and development at Addis Ababa University. He received a PhD in city and regional planning from Ohio State University. His teaching and research interests lie in the field of urban and regional development and policy, decentralization and development, urban and rural linkages, micro and small enterprises, local economic development, and cluster development.

Jenna Golan

is a PhD student in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. She holds a master’s degree in human nutrition from Colombia and a master’s degree in epidemiology from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has experience working in research studies focusing on maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa.

Douglas Gollin

is professor of development economics in the Department of International Development at Oxford University and a fellow of St Antony’s College. He holds research affiliations with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). Professor Gollin also serves on the Research Advisory Group of the UK Department for International Development (DfID).

(p. xxxvii) Fiseha Haftetsion Gebresilassie,

PhD in federalism, MA in peace and security studies, LLB, is a lead researcher at the Policy Studies and Research Centre of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. He has extensive research experience and has published in the areas of governance, federalism, justice, and conflict resolution and transformation. He previously worked as a community service provider, law lecturer, and leader mainly in higher education.

Sarah Hager

is a senior project research specialist at the Institute of New Structural Economics at Peking University. Her focus is on field practice and in this capacity she has directed studies in more than five countries including Ethiopia, the Gambia, and Nepal. These studies mainly use semi-structured interview methodologies and investigate industrialization, special economic zones, and data creation in developing countries.

Assefa Hailemariam

is the founder and associate professor at the Center for Population Studies, Addis Ababa University and principal researcher at Birhan Research and Development Consultancy, Ethiopia. He received his PhD in population studies from the London School of Economics. His research interest covers population dynamics, age structural transition, demographic dividend, and population policy. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and two co-edited books.

Laura Hammond,

PhD, is a reader in development studies at SOAS, University of London. She has been working in the Horn of Africa since 1993. Her research encompasses the themes of migration and displacement, food and livelihood security, and conflict and humanitarian response. She is currently the team leader of the Research and Evidence Facility for the EU Trust Fund for Africa (Horn of Africa Window), as part of a consortium between SOAS, the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford, and Sahan Research based in Nairobi.

Jostein Hauge,

PhD, is a research associate at the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include economic development, the role of the state in economic change, technological paradigms, industrialization, international trade, and globalization.

Derek Headey,

PhD, is a senior research fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), where he has worked since 2008. He is an economist who principally works on the linkages between food policies and nutrition. He received his PhD in economics in 2008 from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Kalle Hirvonen,

PhD, is a development economist and a research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He is based in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia where he works in the Ethiopia Strategy Support Programme and IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance division.

(p. xxxviii) John Hoddinott

is the H. E. Babcock Professor of food and nutrition economics and policy, professor of applied economics and management, and professor of nutritional sciences, Cornell University. Professor Hoddinott has worked in Ethiopia since 2003, publishing seventeen articles in refereed journals and six book chapters. Between 2006 and 2015, he led the independent evaluation of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme.

Deborah Johnston,

PhD, is a professor in development economics and pro-director (learning and teaching) at SOAS, University of London. Her academic work focuses on the political economy of food and nutrition, the analysis and measurement of poverty, and the interrelationship between economics, labour markets, and health.

Won L. Kidane,

PhD, is a tenured associate professor of law at the Seattle University School of Law, and a partner at the Addis Law Group in Washington. He specializes in international arbitration and litigation. Author of The Culture of International Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2017) and China-Africa Dispute Settlement (Kluwer, 2012) and several more publications. He holds an SJD (Georgetown), JD (University of Illinois), LLM (University of Georgia), and LLB (Addis Ababa University).

Tadesse Kuma Worako,

PhD, is a research fellow and Director of the Agriculture and Rural Development Research Centre at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. His research focuses on agricultural commodity marketing in the emerging market economies: specifically, on coffee production and marketing, teff value chain, household food security, agricultural extension and productivity gains, CAADP initiatives, land certification and tenure security, private investment in commercial agriculture, and related works.

Christina Laskaridis

is a PhD candidate in economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her research explores theory and practice of debt sustainability. She was a senior teaching fellow at SOAS and teaching assistant at UCL teaching macroeconomics, economic development of Africa, and history of economic thought. Christina is a research fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University, United States.

Carlos Lopes

is a professor at the Graduate School for Development Policy and Practice, University of Cape Town and visiting professor at Sciences Po, Paris. He was visiting fellow at Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford in 2017 after serving as executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa. He is also an associate fellow at Chatham House. His latest book is Africa in Transformation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Mekonnen Manyazewal

has held several leadership positions in key Ethiopian public institutions since 1992. He served as the vice minister for planning and economic development, and was part of the high-level leadership team that led the design and implementation of Ethiopia’s series of economic reform programmes in the 1990s. He also served as state minister for finance and economic development, subsequently serving as minister of industry.

(p. xxxix) Haileselassie A. Medhin,

PhD, is director of the Environment Climate Research Centre at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. He is also a research fellow at the University of Gothenburg. Dr Medhin’s research has been published in top scholarly journals such as the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, World Development, and the Oxford Journal of African Economies.

Alemu Mekonnen

is an associate professor at the Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University and a research fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center of the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Gothenburg. He has over three decades of experience in teaching, research, academic/research administration, and consultancy. He has published more than twenty peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, and several book chapters.

Belachew Mekuria Fikre,

PhD, is a commissioner at the Ethiopian Investment Commission. He previously served as the deputy commissioner for the Industrial Parks Division, mandated to attract, support, and regulate industrial park developers, enterprises, and operators. Prior to joining EIC, he worked at UNODC, and was the faculty dean of Bahir Dar University School of Law. He also taught at the Addis Ababa University Centre for Human Rights. He holds a PhD from the University of Surrey.

Kidane Mengisteab

is professor of African studies and political science at Pennsylvania State University. The focus of his current research includes security in the Greater Horn of Africa; new approaches to democratization in Africa; relevance of ‘traditional’ institutions in Africa’s governance; and the socio-economic implications of the expansion of extractive industries in Africa.

Bart Minten,

PhD, has been senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute since December 2006 and works with the Development Strategy and Governance division. He is the programme leader of the Ethiopia Strategy Support Programme, which focuses on research, capacity building, and outreach and communication of research related to food and agricultural issues in Ethiopia.

Annet A. Mulema,

PhD, is a sociologist currently working for the International Livestock Research Institute as a ‘social scientist—gender’. Her research has focused on women’s empowerment, gendered value-chain analysis, the environment, and agricultural innovation platforms. Dr Mulema obtained a PhD in sociology from Iowa State University, an MSc in management of agro-ecological knowledge and socio-technical change from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and a BSc in agriculture from Makerere University, Uganda.

Likimyelesh Nigussie

is a gender and development consultant working for the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) East Africa, based in Addis Ababa. She has a background in development economics and project management and her work focuses on gender studies in agriculture and natural resource management. Her key areas of research interest include: gender (pathways to women’s empowerment, methodologies used to measure empowerment, unpaid care work, etc.), institutions, and governance.

(p. xl) Seid Nuru Ali,

PhD, is a senior research fellow at the Ethiopian Economics Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute, and leader of the Association’s macroeconomic unit. He is adjunct professor of economics at Bahir Dar University and Arba Minch Universities.

Izumi Ohno

is a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, specializing in international development strategy, Japanese development cooperation policy, and development aid and business partnership. From 1981 to 2001, she worked at various development institutions including the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the World Bank, the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund of Japan (OECF), and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

Kenichi Ohno

is a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, specializing in development economics and industrialization strategy. He has been advising the Japanese government on bilateral industrial cooperation since 1995. He also served as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (1987–91) and associate professor at the Institute of Socio-Economic Planning, Tsukuba University (1991–6) before taking up his current position. His publications include Japanese Views on Economic Development (1998), Learning to Industrialize (2013), Eastern and Western Ideas for African Growth (2013), and History of Japanese Economic Development (2017). He holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University, California.

Arkebe Oqubay,

PhD, is a senior minister and Special Adviser to the Ethiopian Prime Minister, and has been at the centre of policymaking for over twenty-five years. He is a former Mayor of Addis Ababa, and was awarded the Best African Mayor of the Year 2005 by ABN, and finalist in the World Mayor Award 2005 for transforming the city. He is a recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star presented by the Emperor of Japan. He currently serves as board chair of several leading public organizations and international advisory boards. He is a research associate at the Centre of African Studies in the University of London, and holds a PhD in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London. His recent works include path-breaking Made in Africa: Industrial Policy in Ethiopia (OUP, 2015); China-Africa and an Economic Transformation (OUP, 2019); How Nations Learn: Technological Learning, Industrial Policy, and Catch-up (OUP, 2019); African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, and Policy (OUP, forthcoming); and The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Hubs and Economic Development (OUP, forthcoming). He was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2016 and a ‘leading thinker on Africa’s strategic development’ by the NewAfrican, for his work, both theoretical and practical, on industrial policies. His research focus includes structural transformation, catch-up, industrial policy, and policymaking, with a special emphasis on Africa.

Carlos Oya,

PhD, is reader (associate professor) in political economy of development at SOAS, University of London. His main research interests are: labour relations and employment, agrarian political economy, development policy, poverty, and research methodology. He is currently leading a project on structural transformations and (p. xli) employment dynamics in infrastructure construction and manufacturing sectors in Ethiopia and Angola.

Thomas Reardon

has been professor of agricultural, food, and resource economics at Michigan State University since 1992 and was previously at the International Food Policy Research Institute since gaining his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1984. Tom is prominent in research on transformation of agri-food value chains in Africa and Asia, and among agricultural and food economists he is ranked second globally in Google Scholar citations.

Zinabu Samaro Rekiso

is a PhD candidate in innovation and technology governance at Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia). His research interests include late development, industrialization, structural transformation, and economic integration. He currently works for UN-HABITAT as a research and M&E consultant. Previously he has consulted for international organizations including UNCTAD, ITC, COMESA, and several international NGOs.

Florian T. Schäfer

is a postdoctoral research fellow in development studies at SOAS, University of London, from where he also obtained his PhD. His main research interests are the political economy of industrialization and agrarian change, the development of entrepreneurship and labour markets, and empirical research methods. Much of his research focuses on Ethiopia, where Florian has lived and worked for several years.

John Sender

is emeritus professor of economics, SOAS, University of London. Earlier appointments include: director of the African Studies Centre, University of Cambridge; adviser to Mandela’s Presidential Commissions on Labour and on Rural Credit; economic consultant to Offices of the President and the Minister of Public Enterprises, South Africa and to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse,

PhD, is currently a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). His most recent research covered aspirations and well-being, impact evaluation of large multi-year development programmes, productivity and change in smallholder agriculture, and performance of cooperatives. His research papers have been published in major peer-reviewed journals. He holds a DPhil in economics from the University of Oxford.

Admasu Shiferaw

is associate professor of economics and Africana studies at the College of William and Mary in the United States. His research interests lie in understanding the behaviour and performance of African firms in terms of investment, productivity dynamics, product diversification, and competitiveness. His recent projects examine job creation and labour-market dynamics in Ethiopian manufacturing. Shiferaw has published in leading development journals including World Development, Journal of Development Studies, and Economic Development and Cultural Change.

Abebe Shimeles,

PhD, is currently the manager of the Development Research Division, African Development Bank. Previously Dr Shimeles has worked for The World Bank, UNECA, ACTIONAID, and Addis Ababa University in different capacities. He holds a (p. xlii) PhD in economics from the University of Gothenburg, an MSc from Delhi School of Economics, and a BA in economics from Addis Ababa University.

Måns Söderbom

is a professor of economics at the Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. His research has been published by leading international journals and he has also contributed to several books on economic development. Industrial development is his main area of interest, and he specializes in development economics and applied econometrics. Most of his work focuses on the decisions and performance of firms.

Cornelia Staritz,

PhD, is senior researcher at the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE) and a research associate at Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM) at the University of Cape Town. She holds a PhD in economics from the New School for Social Research. Her research focuses on economic development, international trade, global value chains, industrial policy, and commodity-based development. She is also part of the AfriCap research team.

John Sutton

is the Sir John Hicks Professor Emeritus of Economics at the London School of Economics. His Enterprise Map series, which began in 2010 with the Enterprise Map of Ethiopia, written jointly with Nebil Kellow, provides the first uniform description of industrial capabilities and their origins across five sub-Saharan countries.

Fanaye Tadesse

is a research officer at the Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP)—a collaborative programme of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). Her research focuses on agricultural productivity, women’s empowerment, and nutritional outcomes and aspirations. Fanaye holds an MSc in economics from Addis Ababa University, specializing in economic policy analysis.

Menberetsehai Tadesse,

PhD, is the former vice president of the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia (1996–2010) and served as a judge in the COMESA Court of Justice, first instance division (2005–15). He was also head of the Federal Judicial Training Institute and Justice and Legal Systems Research Institute. Dr Tadesse teaches on a part-time basis at Addis Ababa University and Adigrat University. He holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham.

Seneshaw Tamru

is a PhD candidate at KU Leuven. He specializes in development economics and food security. He has been doing research in different areas including agricultural production, consumption behaviour, grain marketing, and price analyses in Ethiopia. His research interests include development economics and food security, value chain analysis, markets and price analysis, and agricultural economics. Seneshaw has already published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Taffere Tesfachew,

PhD, is an international consultant on trade- and development-related issues. Until May 2016, he was director of the Division on Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD, where he led a team of economists who conducted research and analysis for two major annual reports, the ‘Economic Development in Africa Report’ and the ‘Least Developed Countries Report’. He has also authored and co-authored articles on a range of topics. Dr. Tesfachew holds a PhD in development economics from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

Ayelech Tiruwha Melese

is a PhD candidate in Roskilde University, Denmark. Her study examines the technological capabilities of Ethiopian-owned floriculture firms and their investment in learning. Ayelech studied business management at Jimma University in Ethiopia and gained her MA in development studies from the International (p. xliii) Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. She has worked for international NGOs and research institutes and published academic and action research papers.

Helen Walls,

PhD, is an assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a public health researcher, with a research focus on the structural influences of population health, particularly relating to food systems and nutrition, and associated policy and governance. She currently leads a grant of the Drivers of Food Choice Competitive Grants Programme, investigating the impact of agricultural policy on food choice and nutrition.

Lindsay Whitfield

is professor MSO in global studies and leader of the Centre of African Economies at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark. She is the author of several books on African politics and economies, including The Politics of African Industrial Policy: A Comparative Perspective and Economies after Colonialism: Ghana and the Struggle for Power, and is co-editor of the journal African Affairs.

Tassew Woldehanna

is professor of economics at the Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University and senior research fellow at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. Currently, he is the principal investigator on several projects including Young Lives (an international study of childhood poverty), RISE Ethiopia (a six-year project on Assessing the Impact of General Education Quality Improvement Programme), and the Early Learning Partnership Research Programmes.

Jiajun Xu

is an assistant professor and the executive deputy dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics at Peking University. Xu acts as the general secretary of the Global Research Consortium on Economic Structural Transformation. Previously Xu worked at the UN and the World Bank. Her monograph Beyond US Hegemony in International Development was published by Cambridge University Press. Xu holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford.

Justin Yifu Lin

is director of the Institute of New Structural Economics, Dean of the Institute of South–South Cooperation and Development, and professor and honorary Dean of the National School of Development at Peking University. He was the senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank from 2008 to 2012. Prior to this, Professor Lin served for fifteen years as founding director and professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. He is the author of twenty-three books.