Fikremariam Gedefaw is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor Rohini Pande at the Economic Growth Center. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from University of Toronto. Before joining Yale, he was a Pre-Doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto under Professor Gustavo Bobonis working on a portfolio of projects dealing with patterns of political clientelism in Brazil. His research interests are at the intersection of Political Economics, Development Economics, and Economic History.