Berihu Assefa is a Senior Associate Researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). Currently he is the director of the Trade, Trade Logistics and Markets Program at the Economic Policy Analysis Unit of EDRI. He received his Masters and PhD Degrees in International Development Studies and Development Economics from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo in 2009 and 2013 respectively. As a Development Microeconomist, Berihu’s research features the application of microeconomics and micro-econometrics to the policy analyses of economic development problems in Ethiopia. Berihu has worked as a Research Assistant with senior economists at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. He has also worked as a Lead Researcher for a UNIDO project in Mekelle, Ethiopia, in which his main task was designing program impact evaluation. Berihu Assefa is a member of the Technical Steering Committee for PEPE (DFID’s private sector development program in Ethiopia). His research undertakings mainly include industrial development: learning technology and better management skills from abroad, Micro and Small-scale Enterprises development, the implications of East Asian development for Africa, and trade policy analysis.