Mohammed Zakariae Aboueddahab

Mohammed Zakariae Aboueddahab is a Doctor in Public Law. He is associate senior researcher at IAV and Professor of International Law and International Relations at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Rabat-Agdal. He is also Vice-Dean in charge of scientific

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research, cooperation and partnerships. As Associate Researcher at the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies, he coordinated and formed part of several research teams within the same institution. Author of several national and international publications such as: “Protection of Cultural Heritage and Human Rights,” in James A and R-NAFZIGER SCOVAZZI Tullio (eds.), The Cultural Heritage Of Mankind, Hague Academy of International Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden / Boston, 2008, pp. 251-296.

In EMNES, he contributes to the research area on institutions and institutional reforms.

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Abdelkader Ait El Mekki

Prof. Abdelkader Ait El Mekki is professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics, the National School of Agriculture in Meknes (ENA) and Associate professor at Agronomic and Veterinarian Institute Hassan II (IAV), Rabat, Morocco. He has expertise in agricultural value chain

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analysis, international trade, quantitative policy analysis and rural development economics. He has been team leader or Agroeconomist member of  research projects and studies funded by the EU, the World Bank, USAID, IFAD, UNDP, FAO, GIZ and the Moroccan government.

In EMNES, as a senior researcher, Pr. Ait El Mekki contributes to the research area on regional integration for the case of Morocco.

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Ilyas Azzioui

Mr Ilyas Azzioui is currently a PhD student in Entrepreneurship at Ibn Tofail University. He is also an associate researcher at IAV. He has an engineer diploma in agronomy, a Master degree in management (ISCAE) and a M.Sc. in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from

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Manchester Business School, from the University of Manchester. He attended several trainings related to science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship management and evaluation. After one year of experience as a commercial engineer, he joined the National Center for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST) in 2002.

He managed a national research program as well as international research cooperation programs from 2002 to 2006. He has been a member of the Moroccan Incubators Network (RMIE) since 2005. He is currently managing CNRST’s Diaspora Incubator in addition to European projects supporting cooperation between Morocco and EU in the fields of STI and FINCOME program to promote the contribution of highly skilled Moroccan Diaspora to the development of Morocco. Mr. Azzioui conducted and contributed to several studies and projects dealing with marketing, incubation, entrepreneurship, and innovation at national and international levels. He organized, contributed and chaired many national and international workshops and conferences addressing research, innovation, business incubation and entrepreneurship issues. Mr. Azzioui was the coordinator of the Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Space (EMIS) task force. He was a country correspondent of Erawatch the European Commission’s information platform on European and third countries national and regional research and innovation systems and policies.

Mr Azzioui is an active member, advisor and mentor at Startup Maroc the leading NGO supporting innovative startups in Morocco. He is also a mentor at The Moroccan banch of The Silico Valley accelerator called The Founder Institute He was an elected board Member of Middle East and North Africa Incubators Network (MENAinc) and a member of the international network called Science Parks and Innovation Centers Experts (SPICE group).

In EMNES, he contributes to the research area on private sector development and leads the entrepreneurship survey.

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Rihab Bellakhal

Dr Rihab Bellakhal is an Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods at Tunis Graduate School of Business, University of Manouba. She holds a Ph.D in Economics from University of Tunis El Manar and University Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne. She is associate researcher at ITCEQ.

Her research interests include economics of education, labor markets and micro-econometrics.

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Her research papers are published in scientific journals such as British Journal of Industrial Relations and Economics Bulletin.

In EMNES, Dr Rihab Bellakhal contributes to the research activity on human capital, migration and labor markets.

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Soumaya Ben Khelifa

Soumaya Ben Khelifa, is Assistant Professor in Finance at IHEC. She holds a PhD d in Finance from IHEC Carthage in Tunisia in April 2016. Her areas of research are: Asset Pricing, Hedge Funds, International Finance, Market Finance.

In EMNES she contributes to the research area on finance.

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Moez Ben Tahar

Moez Ben Tahar is assistant professor of economics at Faculty of Economics and Management, Sousse University, Tunisia and associate researcher at LEFA research centre at HEC Carthage and. He holds his PhD in Economics from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis.

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He’s the author of numerous scientific articles covering several topics such as business cycle, stabilization policies, workers’ remittances, inclusive growth, financial integration. ),

He is member of several research programs (European Commission, FEMISE, ERF, RIAD, IDRC and more).

In EMNES, he contributes to the research areas on institutions and institutional reforms and labor markets.

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Boutaina Bensalem

Boutaïna Bensalem is a professor in the School of Politics at the University Mohamed V of Agdal-Rabat and associate Researcher at IAV. She holds a Ph.D. in Civilisations from the University of Bordeaux-Montaigne. Much of her work focuses on International relations, History and politics.

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Miss Bensalem is a member of CEMMC research laboratory.

She specially writes and lectures on Morocco politics and History, MENA Security, Media and Politics and Gender and Politics in Morocco.

In EMNES, she contributes to the research area on institutions and institutional reforms.

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Marwa Biltagy

She is Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economics, Cairo University, Egypt & a Research Associate at Economic Research Forum (ERF). She is also the Deputy Head of International Relations Office, Department’s

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Representative of the Post-Graduate Studies, Economics Department, and Academic Leader for the Credit Hour System, Post-Graduate Studies, Economics Department, FEPS.

She received the prize of Best M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses in Cairo University in 2005 and 2010 as well as the prize of Best Professor of Economics in FEPS for Post Graduates in 2015/2016. Awarded the Distinguished International Scientific Publication Prize in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively from Cairo University. She is specialized in Economics of Education, Economics of labor and Human Resources and Behavioral Economics. Member in the several professional Associations, for example, American Economic Association (AEA), Middle East Economic Association (MEEA), International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFE) and International Health Economics Association (IHEA).

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Nabil Boubrahimi

Nabil Boubrahimi is Professor at Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra Morocco since 2011.He is associate researcher with EUMF. He holds a PhD in economics with a focus on Macroeconomics and International Trade. He is an associate researcher at the Royal Institute of strategic Studies

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(IRES) and a senior consultant for different international organizations such as the African Development Bank and the United Nations African Economic Commission (CEA).

In EMNES he contributes to the research area on macroeconomic policy and employment in Morocco.

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Sandra Challita

Sandra is a faculty member at ESDES Business School in Lyon. She is also an associate researcher at the International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance (IRCCF) of HEC Montréal, at  the University of Montpellier France, Montpellier Research in Management

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and “Labex entreprendre” Units. She received her Ph.D. in Finance at the University of Montpellier. Her thesis adopts a comparative approach of strategies and performances of cooperatives and investor owned firms in different fields. She adopts an interdisciplinary vision within her research. Sandra has presented her work during international academic conferences and has published and is in publication process of scientific articles in peer review journals. Sandra current research focuses on financial performance and risk of different types of financial institutions.

Sandra also holds a master’s degree in finance (104) from Paris Dauphine University and a Bachelor degree in Management from Saint Joseph’s University Beirut. She speaks Arabic, French and English.

In EMNES, she contributes to the research on finance, financial inclusion and financial development.

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Iyad Dhaoui

Iyad Dhaoui is a researcher at the department of social studies at the Tunisian Institute of Competitiveness and Quantitative Studies. He received a Phd’s degree in Economics from the University of Sfax, Tunisia. He is interested in conducting economic and social studies relating

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notably to the development perspectives and to the issues inscribed in the development plans as well as studies of the impacts of policies, social and economic reforms.

He is also interested in conducting studies concerning the social aspects of development of Tunisia such as the contribution of human resources of growth and evaluation and policy analysis of employment and income distribution and follow-up of the most important determinants of population growth, health system and social coverage system and analysis of their implications in the economic and social fields.

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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

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University (Smith school of Enterprise and the Environment) and research fellow at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and NETSPAR. She published and took part in the publication of several works, chapters or papers in her research fields.  In addition to teaching and research, she has been involved with the World Bank, the ESCWA, the Moroccan (CNDH, CDG) and the French institutions (Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment Center) in studies about households savings, pension reforms and the expansion of social protection programs. She is engaged with the National Council of Human Rights (Morocco) to study the elderly situation in Morocco, to work closely with the institutions dedicated to old-age people (public, private and Ministry) to promote and to protect the rights of older persons.

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Asmaa M. Ezzat

Department in Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. Asmaa is currently a PhD student, writing her thesis, with a joint supervision from FEPS and Institute of Law and Economics in Hamburg University, under the title “on the Nexus between Constitutional Rules, Corruption and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis”.

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She got her M.A. in Economics in 2011, in which she studied the impact of corruption on economic growth in developing countries. She worked as a part-time researcher in Ministry of Planning in Egypt for three years, and as a research assistant for many Professors of Economics Department in different projects. She was a member of a team, led by of Prof. Ahmed Ghoneim, who wrote the National Integrity System Study Egypt published by Transparency International in 2009. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. She co-authored some published articles on corruption and institutional quality. Her research interests include institutional economics, development economics, law and economics, economics of corruption and econometrics.

In EMNES, she contributes to the research area on institutions and institutional reforms.

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Yeganeh Forouheshfar

Yeganeh Forouheshfar, holds a PhD in economics from Université Paris-Dauphine since 2017. Her thesis is entitled “Financial sector development, economic growth and demography in MENA region”. She holds a master’s in international economics from Université Paris-Dauphine

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and another master’s in applied mathematics jointly from Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University and Ecole Polytechnique. She is a member of LEDa-Dial research unit in Paris-Dauphine University. Her research interest is on Economic Modeling, Macroeconomics, Financial markets, Growth and Demographic change. In addition to research and teaching activities she is also involved in the organization of an annual conference on Pension, insurance and savings.

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Monia Ghazali

Monia is assistant Professor at ESSECT, University of Tunis and is associate researcher at Laboratory of Applied Economics and Finance at IHEC. She received her Ph.D. in Economics at the Paris Dauphine University. The thesis title is “the impact of trade openness on wage

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inequality between skilled and unskilled workers in developing countries: the case of Tunisia”.  Monia holds a master’s degree in International Economics from Paris Dauphine University (top student) and a Bachelor degree in High business studies from IHEC Carthage. She has published many academic papers in referred journals. Her research interests regard labor market, wage inequality and structural change. In EMNES, she contributes to the research on private sector development.

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Mohamed Goaied

Mohamed Goaied is a Professor of Economics and Statistics at the college of Business and Economics, at Qatar University and IHEC, University of Carthage in Tunis. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from University of Dijon, France. He has carried out

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research and consulting activities in the field of Development economics (Fiscal reforms, Demand Systems, Poverty and Inequality Analysis), Industrial Economics (Measurement of Efficiency and Productivity analysis) and Labor Economics (Inclusive growth and employment creation). He is a Fellow at the Economic Research Forum for Mena region and a member of the National Statistics council in Tunisia. He is senior researcher and co-coordinator of the Research Area on macro-economic policies and employment.

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Taghreed Hassouba

Taghreed Hassouba is an assistant professor in Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences from where she got her Ph.D. Degree. Her thesis title is: “Credit Risk Management according to Basel II Accord with an Application on the Egyptian

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Banking sector” with an overall grade of Excellent. Her recent publication’s list includes: –  Elsaayed S., Samak ,N., and Hassouba ,T. (2014). Basel II and Credit Risk Management in Banking Sector: Applied study on the Egyptian Case. Research Papers Series. Economics Department. Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences.

In EMNES, she contributes to the research area on finance.

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Dorra Mezzez Hmaied

Dorra Mezzez Hmaied is a full Professor of Finance at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (IHEC) – Carthage. She is in charge of the Finance Department and the Master of Research in Finance at the same institution. She has a PHD of the Paris Dauphine University.

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Her main research is on Banking and Financial markets in Tunisia published in Review of Middle East Economics and Finance ; Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research ; Journal of Money, Investment and Banking ; The Journal of Private Equity, etc.

In EMNES, she is team leader and contributes to the research area  on finance.

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Wajdi Kthiri

Wajdi Kthiri, Ph D in Economics, is Chief Economist and Vice Director in the Central Direction of Social Studies at the Tunisian Institute of Competitiveness and Quantitative Studies. He conducts studies analyzing labour market trends at national, local, sectoral and occupational

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levels, as well as carrying out specific research for relationship between education and employment. He is currently a member of the technical committee responsible for developing the National Employment Strategy. He participates in the achievement of studies on the Tunisian labor market within the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies projects. He published several studies in the website of ITCEQ, in the International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences and “Revue Valaque d’Etudes Economiques”.

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Moundir Lassassi

Researcher at the Research Centre in Applied Economic for Development (CREAD) since 2006, Division Human Development and Social Sciences in Algiers, Algeria. PHD in Applied Economics since 2014, Degree from Aix-Marseille School of economics and National School of Statistics and

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Applied Economics (ENSSEA). The first Thesis focused on empirical analysis in cross section and pseudo-panel of occupational choice in Algeria over the period 1997-2007.The second thesis focused in the situation of labor market in Algeria “The labor market in Algeria: Social Networks, Occupational Choice and Wages”. Accreditation to Supervise Research since 2015 from National School of Statistics and Applied Economics. Team leader since 2014 “Labor Economics and Social Protection” and Division Manager since 2018 “Social Economics & Human Development” at CREAD. Mainly works in the field of social sciences, specializing in the analysis of the labor market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Main research fields are Social Networks, Labor Market, Segmentation, Occupation choice, Informal employment, Women’s employment, Segregation and Wage discrimination. Published in various national and international journals (last publication was Explaining the MENA Paradox: Rising Educational Attainment, Yet Stagnant Female Labor Force Participation IZA DISCUSSION PAPER). Participated in several research projects with national and international institution (last project was with ILO “Integration of graduates into the labor market” and with FAO “Decent youth employment in rural areas”.

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Sara Loukili

Sara Loukili is currently working as a consultant for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. She got her M.Phil, in 2017, from Paris Dauphine University in International Economics and Development. She researches Social Protection systems for the

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informal sector in Arab Countries. Her research topics are on socio-economic and living conditions in Arab countries. She has also be involved in research for EMNES on education, training and youth Labor Market circumstances  in Morocco.

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Rania Makni

Dr. Rania Makni is an assistant professor at the Institutes of High Commercial Studies(IHEC). She has been a member of the HEC Finance research team since 2011, conducting extensive quantitative studies in research fields related to finance and participating to

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international conferences. She published in renowned scientific journals. Rania research interests are in the areas of financial markets, international finance. She holds a Ph.D. degree in management sciences from the Institutes of High Commercial StudiesIHEC, Tunis.

In EMNES, she contributes to the research area on finance.

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Hanan Nazier

Hanan Nazier is an associate professor at the Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics, in November 2009 at Cairo University under the direction of Professor Ahmed Ghoniem. Her research interest is

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applied econometrics, precisely, application on Human development and labor economics in Egypt and developing countries in general. She has published her research articles in different international peer-reviewed journals, including Middle Eastern Finance and Economics Journal, Advances in Management and Applied Economics, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, and European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science.

In EMNES, she contributes to the research on institutions and institutional reforms.

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Willem Pieter de Groen

Willem Pieter is a Research Fellow at the Financial Institutions and Prudential Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and an associate researcher at the International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance (IRCCF) of HEC Montréal. He has

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(co)-authored several studies on EU and Near East banking regulation, as well as diversity in bank ownership and business models, small and medium-sized enterprises obstacles to growth and access to finance. Willem Pieter has further extensive experience in gathering and analyzing data, e.g. product prices, executive compensation, financial performance, and structure. Willem holds a Master in Finance, VU University, The Netherlands; Bachelor in Economics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; and speaks Dutch, English and German.

In EMNES, he contributes to the research on finance and private sector development.

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Racha Ramadan

Racha Ramadan, is an assistant professor at the Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, where she did her undergraduate studies. She received her Ph.D. in Economics, in April 2010, from Toulouse School of Economics, under the supervision

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of Professor Alban Thomas.  During her stay in France (2004-2007 and 2008-2010), she worked as teaching assistant in Toulouse University I and as research assistant in Toulouse Business School. In 2008, she worked as research assistant in International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, D.C. for nine months. From August 2010 to 2015, she worked as an economic consultant for different international organizations such as the UNDP-Regional Office in Cairo, World Bank, UN-ESCWA and UN-FAO.  She was a visiting scholar in Hamburg University in Germany during October 2012 and in Chicago University Center in Paris from April 2013 to June 2013.  During the Spring semester of 2014, she was a visiting scholar at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minnesota University. Her research interests include applied micro-econometrics on poverty, food security, gender and human development in Egypt and other developing countries.

In EMNES, she co-leads FEPS teams and contributes to the research on institutions, institutional reforms and social justice.

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Myriam Ramzy Michel

Ms. Myriam Ramzy Michel is currently an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. In 2005, she graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science with a major in economics and minor in statistics.

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Since 2006, she has been working as an Assistant Lecturer in the French Section and teaching many courses in Macroeconomics, Development Economics, Money and Banking, Mathematical Economics, International Economics, and National Accounts. In 2011, she obtained her Master’s degree in economics, with her thesis entitled “The Role of Innovation in Creating the Knowledge-Based Economy”. She is currently working on her PhD thesis and supposed to be defending it in 2018, with her thesis entitled “The Impact of Environmental Regulations on International Trade for the Most Important Agricultural Commodities between the European Union and Middle East and North Africa Countries”. Her recent publication is Ramzy, M. and Zaki, C. (2018). “Do Environmental Matter for EU-MENA Trade?”, Applied Economics, (forthcoming). Her main fields of interests are International Trade and Environmental Economics.

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Serena Sandri

Serena Sandri is working as Assistant Professor at the Management Department of German Jordanian University since February 2012. Before joining German Jordanian University, she worked at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management of Humboldt

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Universität zu Berlin. She is associate researcher at Yarmouk University. Her main fields of expertise are behavioral economics, institutional economics, and entrepreneurship. Her publications have appeared among else in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, the European Review of Agricultural Economics, and Mediterranean Politics.

For EMNES, she contributes to the research areas on institutions, private sector development and finance.

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Seifallah Sassi

Seifallah Sassi is an assistant professor of economics at University of Jendouba (Tunisia) and member of Laboratory of Applied Economics and Finance at the IHEC – University of Carthage (Tunisia). In this position, Sassi teaches and conducts research on macroeconomics. He holds a

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Ph.D in Economics from Aix-Marseille University (France). He has carried out research and consulting activities in the field of Economics modelling and Development Economics. He has published numerous articles internationally refereed academic journals. His research and publications focus on issues involving growth and development, labour economics, applied economics and macroeconomic modeling.

In EMNES, Seifallah Sassi contributes to the research area on macro-economic policies and employment. He is in charge to compile a database that includes sectoral data essentially employment and value added and he assist senior economist in order to prepare a comprehensive status reports that identify the trends of macroeconomic indicators, survey on employment policies and an assessment on the ability of Tunisian sectors to generate employment opportunities.

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Nesreen Seleem

Nesreen Seleem is an assistant lecturer at the Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, where she did her undergraduate studies. She got her MSc in Economics, in September 2015, from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science,

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under the supervision of Professor Laila El Khawaga with a thesis entitled “The impact of policy-induced changes in nominal interest rates on the exchange rate: An empirical study for Egypt”. She is also the coordinator assistant for the exchange program between the Faculty of Economics and Political Science and the Institute of Law and Economics at Hamburg University in Germany and a teaching assistant of Economics at the joint master’s program in Law and Economics between the two aforementioned entities. Her research interests are macroeconomics and monetary economics.

In EMNES, as a junior researcher, she contributes to the research area on macro-economic policies and employment.

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Mohamed Larbi Sidmou

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Larbi Sidmou is currently  Professor of Economics and Management at the University of Cadi Ayyad and Senior Researcher at EUMF. From 2007 to 2011, he was  Vice-president of the University Cadi Ayyad in Morocco. He acted as Head of the Department of

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Economics from 1997 to 1998 and he was Head of the Department of Management from 1999 to 2000. He is the Founding Director of the Laboratory Quality and Marketing L-QUALIMAT. He is member of EDIMAP Network the Moroccan Association of Quality and Management and the Reading Committee of Marrakesh Law Faculty Journal. He supervised and assisted over 30 doctoral theses and published several articles and books. He holds a Phd in Economics and Agro-industrial and Food Management obtained at Montpellier I in 1987. He obtained his MSc diploma at l’Institut Agronomique Meditrraneen de Montpellier. In EMNES Prof. Sidmou is the scientific leader of the EUMF team and is involved in the research on the private sector.

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Jamel Trabelsi

Jamel Trabelsi is currently Director of the Research Laboratory in Applied Economics and Finance, University of Carthage Tunisia. He is Professor of business economics and econometrics at the University of Strasbourg and IHEC Carthage. He holds a PhD in

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Mathematical Economics and Econometrics at the High Studies School in Social Sciences (EHESS Paris) in 1993. He has been guest professor at Virginia, USA and Galatasaray, Turkey Universities. He has published articles in different academic journals such as International Journal of Finance and Economics, International Economic Journal, Economic Modelling, Journal of historical economics, revue économique and Applied Economics and Finance. He has also published two books: «Higher Education in the Arab World”, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, 2017 and “Principes d’Économétrie”, Pearson Edition. October 2012. He has also lead and participated to different studies and research projects for national, regional and international institutions. In EMNES, he is co-leading the research area on human capital, education, innovation and migration.

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