Ama Baafra Abeberese is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Wellesley College. She is an applied microeconomist whose research focuses on constraints to firm growth in developing countries. Her recent work analyzes firm responses to electricity costs and outages and the implications for productivity and growth, the effects of trade costs on productivity, and the role of government institutions and policies in firm behavior and outcomes. She holds a B.A. in Physics and Economics from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.