Tevin Tafese

Doctoral Researcher


  • Short CV

    • Since 2017: Research fellow and member of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • 2016: Research Assistant at Chair of Empirical International Economics (Prof. Dr. Tino Berger)

    • 2016 - 2017: Research Assistant at Chair of Development Economics (Prof. Stephan Klasen, PhD)

    • Education: Study of Socioeconomics with majors in Economics at the University of Hamburg and San Diego State University (BA); Study of International Economics with a focus on European integration at the University of Goettingen (MA)

    Current Research

    • Structural Change

    • Globalisation and Development

    Countries and Regions

    • Africa

    • Uganda


    Dissertation

    • Structural Change and Growth in Africa

    GIGA Focus Africa | 5/2021

    Development Cooperation Policy with Africa: Dare for More Coherence

    Development policy plays a crucial role in addressing global as well as African challenges. The authors of this GIGA Focus Africa expect the future German Federal Government to ensure coherence in development policy and joint action by the foreign, economic and environment ministries.

    WIDER Working Paper | 12/2020

    Formalization and Productivity: Firm-Level Evidence from Viet Nam

    Prof. Dr. Jann Lay

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Globalisation and Development"

    Tevin Tafese

    Doctoral Researcher

    Other report | PEGNet | 01/2020

    Promoting Private Investment to Create Jobs: A Review of the Evidence

    Prof. Dr. Jann Lay

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Globalisation and Development"

    Tevin Tafese

    Doctoral Researcher

    Dataset | 2018

    MSE Survey Kampala 2012-2018

    Panel dataset: annual surveys 2012-2018, between 430 (2012-2014) and 500 (2015-2018) micro and small entrepreneurs in Kampala were surveyed...

    Dr. Lena Giesbert

    Sarah Wiegel

    Dr. Daniel Neff

    Research Project | 01/08/2019 - 31/12/2023

    Research Support to the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation

    With the African population expected to double by 2050, 20 million new jobs are needed annually. The increasing importance of employment creation led the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to establish the Special Initiative "Training and Job Creation“. The GIGA offers research support and advice to this initiative.
    BMZ, 2019-2023

    Research Project | 01/01/2015 - 01/12/2018

    Performance and Dynamics of Micro and Small Firms in Developing Countries

    Small firms play an important role in many developing contries. This project empirically analyses the performance and dynamics of urban micro and small enterprises [MSEs] and studies specific risks and constraints that these enterprises face. The quantitative analyses are informed by own panel survey data from Uganda.
    GIGA, 2015-2018

    Speaker | 09/05/2019

    Promoting Private Investment to Create Jobs: A Review of the Evidence

    Conference 09/05/2019

    Tevin Tafese

    Doctoral Researcher

    Panelist | 28/03/2019

    Urban Africa: Beyond Development as Usual

    Workshop 28/03/2019

    Tevin Tafese

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 24/01/2019

    Rethinking the Effectiveness of Cash Transfers: Evidence from Uganda

    Cooperation Event 24/01/2019

    Tevin Tafese

    Doctoral Researcher

    Teaching | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | 2019

    What is the Role of the Unofficial Economy in Economic Development?

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Berlin

    Teaching | University of Göttingen | 2018

    Controversies in Development Economics

    University of Göttingen Göttingen

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