Ibrahim Worku Hassen joined the Center for International Development's (CID) Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2019.
Before joining CID, Ibrahim worked for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) as Consultant and Research Assistant, where he worked on a number of national projects. To name a few, the Feed the Future (FtF), the Agricultural Growth Program (AGP), the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) and others. Before joining IFPRI, Ibrahim taught microeconomics and statistics courses as part-time lecturer at Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University. Ibrahim also has consultancy work experience with the World Bank. Recently, he was a teaching fellow (TF) for Policy Analysis and Design and Math camp at Harvard Kennedy School. Ibrahim was an intern at UNECA analyzing child poverty on middle income countries.
Ibrahim authored/co-authored journals and book chapters on a number of development issues: diet transformation in Africa, seasonality and household diets, demand for animal sourced foods, demand elasticity of livestock products, book chapter on ‘Teff’ consumption pattern, the link between economic growth and road transport in Ethiopia, wages and food price inflation, determinants of primary commodity export in Africa and others.
His recent research interest focuses on analysis of growth diagnostics, complexity analysis and diverse development issues: agricultural productivity, poverty, consumption and nutrition analysis.
Ibrahim holds BA in Economics from Addis Ababa University and double masters in Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School and Masters in Economic Analysis from Addis Ababa University.