The Associate Committee (AC) is composed of the EMNES active associate members. The AC role is to contribute to the EMNES research and dissemination activities and to co-funding.
Samir Abdullah Ali
Dr. Ali is an Associate Professor, working as a Senior Economist & Researcher at the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS). Prior to this position, he was the Director General of MAS for two terms (2004-2007 and 2010-2013). He served as Minister of Planning and Minister of Labor in the Palestinian National Authority in 2007-2009, and was elected as the Chairman of the Palestinian Economists Association (PEA) since 2013.Read More
Dr. Ali resigned from his positions in the public sector by the end 0f 1995, and moved to the private sector. He was appointed as the General Manager of the Arab Palestinian Investment Bank until 1999, and as the General Manager of the Palestine Trade Center (Paltrade) (1999-2003). He also heavily engaged in voluntary activities such as Co-Founder and Chairman of the PEA, Arab Center for Agricultural Development (ACAD), and the Palestinian Center for Peace and Democracy (PCPD), and Cofounder and Member of its BOD of the Palestinian Micro Lending and Development (FATEN) from 1999 to 2004, Member of the Board of Directors of the Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA) from 2004-2016 and Member of the PNA Audit committee 2009-2013, and the Student Fund.
He has published numerous research papers and articles in Arabic and English.
Leila Baghdadi is Associate Professor of Economics at Tunis Business School. She holds the World Trade Organization Chair at TBS since 2014. She is Senior Fellow at NABES Lab. Leila received her PhD from University Paris 1, Pantheon Sorbonne in 2008. In 2006, she was a WTO PhD fellow.Read More
Amélie BARBIER-GAUCHARD is Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Strasbourg. She conducts research in the BETA Research Unit (Bureau of Theoretical and Applied Economics). As expert in economic policy, fiscal policy tools and European integration, in recent years, she was in charge of expert missions for French and European institutions (European Parliament, Committee of Regions etc). Read More
For more information, see: http://www.barbier-gauchard.com
Yacine BELARBI is senior researcher in CREAD since 2009. His research focuses on economic geography, macroeconomic policies and economic development. He was visiting professor at Paris 13 university and Paris Ouest university, and exercised for many years as head of macroeconomic division in CREAD.Read More
Samy Ben Naceur
Samy Ben Naceur is Deputy Director of the IMF-Center for Economics and Finance in Kuwait and Associate Professor ESSEC Tunis. He is senior expert at the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA). Previously, he worked in the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the IMF, where he led analytical works on financial issues.Read More
Najat El Mekkaoui
Najat El Mekkaoui is a senior economist and professor in economics at the University Paris Dauphine. Her research focuses on the economics of aging, demographic changes in developing countries and social security programs. She is distinguished visiting research fellow at Oxford University (Smith school of Enterprise and the Environment) and research fellow at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and NETSPAR.Read More
Ahmet O. Evin
Ahmet O. Evin, founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor Emeritus at Sabanci University, serves as Senior Scholar and Board Member of Istanbul Policy Center. As a Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, he has held the Jean Monnet Chair of European Policy Studies, as well as the Anna Lindh-La Caixa Chair for Euro-Mediterranean Studies at Sabanci University. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Columbia University.Read More
Professor Evin has previously taught at Harvard, NYU, University of Pennsylvania (where he was director of the Middle East Center), the University of Hamburg and Bilkent University (where he headed the Political Science department).
He has served as Director of Education of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (Paris and Geneva), and Advisory Board member of the Aga Khan University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences – East Africa. His corporate management experience includes Philip Morris International.
He has authored or edited over 10 volumes on politics, culture, and development, and currently serves on the editorial boards of five international journals.
Basma is an associate professor at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and the operations chair for the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI). Her research examines the importance of currency risk in global equity markets and how exchange risk fluctuations affect the pricing of risk in stock markets around the world. She is also interested in issues of integration versus segmentation of financial markets, international diversification benefits into emerging markets, systemic banking crises and financial liberalization.Read More
Leonidas is Managing Director of E3-Modelling and a researcher in the general equilibrium modelling team. He has more than 15 years of experience in modelling and extensive participation in several research and policy oriented projects. He is a Contributor to the development of the applied economic model that represents all Mediterranean countries.Read More
Raul Ramos, is Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Barcelona, researcher at the Grup d’Analisi Quantitativa Regional (AQR-IREA) and IZA Research Fellow. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Editorial team of the European Journal of Development Research.Read More
Carlo Sessa is Vice President and Board member of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Research Director and former President of the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems of Rome (ISINNOVA). Before joining the Institute in 1983, he has conducted research at NYU, where he worked with Nobel Prize winner Wassily Leontieff.Read More
For EMNES, he is developing the foresight framework.
Ari Van Assche
Ari Van Assche is associate professor and chair of the International Business department at HEC Montreal, as well as research fellow at the research centers CIRANO and IRPP. He holds a BA and an MA in Chinese Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.Read More
Habib Zitouna was the General Director of the Tunisian Institute of Competitiveness and Quantitative Studies (ITCEQ) part of the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation. He is Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Nabeul, member of the Research Unit MASE (University of Carthage), and General Secretary of the Tunisian Association of Economists (ASECTU).Read More