Professor Teferi Mergo named Fellow of global research network

Monday, January 29, 2018

Teferi MergoTeferi Mergo, an assistant professor at the University of Waterloo with joint appointments at St. Paul's University College and the department of Economics, was recently appointed a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), a non-partisan, independent organization that serves as an international network and virtual platform for researchers and policy makers.

GLO Fellows are appointed by the executive board of the organization, based on merit, active collaboration, and quality contributions. “It is an honour to be a part of a research network that includes some of the prominent economists today,” said Mergo, who has been at St. Paul’s since July 2014.

He added, “The network is a great platform for the production and dissemination of policy-relevant scientific knowledge, including – but not limited to – the implications of the constantly evolving global labour markets; the challenges we face today due to migration, refugees, and other demographic changes; and the nexus between globalization and economic outcomes.”

Mergo studies the causal impacts of various policy interventions and institutions on development, with emphasis on the African continent. His work has been published in Science and World Development, and he currently teaches in the International Development program.