Abebe’s research and work focuses on comparative constitution processes and design. Specifically, he manages ConstitutionNet, an online platform providing continuous updates on comparative constitutional reform processes around the world. He is the editor of Voices from the Field, a series in which local experts provide analysis and updates on the process, content and principal actors in ongoing constitutional reform proposals.
He is also a regional advisor to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law and a member of the editorial board of the African Journal on Comparative Constitutional Law. He also served as assistant professor in the postgraduate studies programme of the Faculty of Law of the University of Addis Ababa.
Abebe was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law. Abebe has been recognized as an Extraordinary Lecturer at the University of Pretoria. He was also granted a Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge (UK), Centre of Governance and Human Rights (2011) and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2012). He has since 2015 been recognized as a Fellow of the Centre for Jurisprudence and Constitutional Studies at Kabarak University in Kenya