|Education||Ph.D. candidate, Development Economics, Addis Ababa University|
|STAARS Research||Building Resilience through Rural Nonfarm Employment (RNFE): Evidence from Ethiopia|
Martha Kibru Melese is a lecturer at the department of economics in Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. She has a Masters in Applied Labor Economics for Development from University of Turin, The Institu d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Science Po) and International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO). She also has a Masters in Economic Analysis from Addis Ababa University. Currently, Martha is a PhD candidate at Addis Ababa University in collaboration with Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Sweden. Her PhD thesis focuses on rural labor market in Ethiopia and provides evidence on determinants and implications of labor allocation decisions of rural households. Martha’s main research interests are labor and development economics. She is interested in understanding vulnerability and mechanisms that enhance resilience to shocks.