The Associate Committee (AC) is composed of the EMANES active associate members. The AC role is to contribute to the EMANES research and dissemination activities and to co-funding.
Roger Albinyana is director of the Mediterranean Regional Policies and Human Development department at the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). He is also associate professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Barcelona where he teachesRead More
From 2013 to 2016, he served as secretary general for Foreign and EU Affairs of the Government of Catalonia. During that period, he was also a member of the EU Committee of the Regions. From 2010 to 2013 he served as advisor and expert on private sector development at the Secretariat of Union for the Mediterranean.
Leila Baghdadi is full Professor of Economics, ESSECT, University of Tunis, and Member of DEFI. She was Associate Professor of Economics at Tunis Business School (TBS). She held the World Trade Organization Chair at TBS since 2014. She is Senior Fellow at NABES Lab. Leila received her PhDRead More
Yacine BELARBI is chief of the economic governance and regulation division in CNES (Conseil national économique et social). He was senior researcher in CREAD since 2009. His research focuses on economic geography, macroeconomic policies and economic development.
Bouchra Rahmouni Benhida
Bouchra RAHMOUNI BENHIDA is Director of Research, Partnerships and Events at Policy Center for the New South (PCNS). Professor RAHMOUNI is an international affiliated Professor at New York University (Risk of Finance Engineering department) – USA;Read More
Professor RAHMOUNI contributed in a book titled “Afrique: Terre des nouvelles convoitises“ edited by Ellipse in September 2011. She also took part in a book on women entrepreneurship: “Femme et entrepreneur: c’est possible!” which is published by Pearson in November 2012. Other book titled: «Géopolitique de la Méditerranée ” published in April 2013 by Presses Universitaires de France (PUF) / another book titled “Geopolitique de la condition féminine ” in Major Collection of Presses Universitaire de France, december 2013/”Le basculement économique et géopolitique du monde, le poids et la diversité des pays émergents “” published by l’Harmattan- France, november 2013.
The book «Geopolitique de la Mediterrannée ” was translated to Japanese, in 2016, by Editions Hakusui-Sha, Tokyo. She manages a book which is devoted to geopolitical, economical, and social Moroccan evolution : “Le Maroc stratégique: Ruptures et permanence d’un Royaume en mouvement”, November 2013, DESCARTES Editions – France.
Professor RAHMOUNI manages another book which is devoted to a geopolitical and geo-economic analysis of Africa and titled “Afrique ; Nouvelle frontière de la croissance, Comprendre, Investir et Entreprendre” edited by Tchnip and Ophrys France, September 2015. She also contributed to the Atlantic Currents, Annual Report on Wider Atlantic perpectives and Patterns, German Marshal Fund and OCP Policy Center by a chapter tittled ; “ Geo Finance in South Altlantic : The role of banks and Sovereign Funds in some emerging economies” , December 2016.
Bouchra gave lectures in world forums and special topics within prestigious institutions in France, Hong Kong, United States, South Korea, Lebanon and Switzerland.
Ghazi Boulila is professor of Growth and Development at Higher School of Economic and Commercial Sciences of Tunis. He holds his Ph.D in Economics from University of Montreal in 1994. He was the director of the Research center and Financial andRead More
Salim BOUNOU is full Professor, formerly in charge of Cooperation & International Relations at Euromed University of Fes (UEMF) and currently Dean of Pole of Health at the UEMF. He graduated from Laval University (Canada) with a Master and Ph.D. in Medical ScienceRead More
Professor Barbara Casu is the Director of the Centre for Banking Research at Bayes Business School, where she is Professor of Banking and Finance. She is also the Director of the Bayes Executive PhD Programme. Her main research interests are in empirical banking, financial regulation, financial innovation, and corporate governance.
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 PolicyRead 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.
Angela Gallo joined Cass Business School (City, University of London) in 2018 as a lecturer in Finance. Her research interests are in the area of empirical banking, governance and regulation, and structured finance. Prior to joining Cass as a lecturer, Angela was awarded a MarieRead More
Claudia Girardone is Professor of Banking and Finance at Essex Business School of the University of Essex. She is also Director of the Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) and the School’s Director of Research. Professor Girardone has published over 50 articles on various aspects ofRead More
Moez Labidi is a Professor of International Finance and Monetary Policy at Faculty of Economics and Management of Mahdia, University of Monastir, Tunisia. He holds his PhD in Economics from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (1992). In February 2011 he joined the board of directors.Read More
Eduard Soler i Lecha
Eduard Soler i Lecha is senior researcher at CIDOB and scientific coordinator of MENARA, a European project on geopolitical shifts in the Middle East and North Africa. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Dr. Soler i Lecha is a
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 riskRead More
Hamza Meddeb is a research fellow at the Middle East Directions Program at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He is also an associate fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. Dr Meddeb was a visiting fellow at the European CouncilRead More
Within EMNES project, he focuses on the problematic of the state and its effectiveness in enforcing institutions.
Sami Ben Naceur
Dr. Ben Naceur earned a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Paris Sorbonne. He earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from INSEEC Business School in France, and a MSc. in Management Science in his native Tunisia from the University of Tunis. He has excellent oral and written communication skills with fluency in Arabic, English, and French.Read More
Dr. Ben Naceur worked for seventeen years before joining the IMF in academia, research and consulting on the MENA region. His research work has been published in economic and finance journals, industry reports, and newspaper articles. He has presented his work in numerous global and regional conferences and policy fora.
Dr. Ben Naceur worked for two years as a senior economist in the Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD) of the IMF. In this role, he provided intellectual and strategic leadership to the Regional Studies Division of MCD and contributed to the MENA and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook through analytical work on relevant regional issues.
During his two-year tenure as Deputy Director of the IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance, in Kuwait, Dr. Ben Naceur helped identify key policy and economic issues facing the region, and managed the training program of the IMF, World Bank, OECD and WTO in the MENA region. In this capacity, he also organized conferences and regional policy meetings in collaboration with two prominent regional organizations: the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) and the Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development (AFSED).
As Chief of the Internal Economic Training Unit at the IMF, Dr. Ben Naceur was in charge of designing the intellectual economic agenda of the Fund and managing the IMF’s Internal Economic Training Program, assisted by a team of six very experienced IMF economists and hundreds of renowned scholars.
Currently, Dr. Ben Naceur is the Acting Division Chief of the African Division in the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), leading a team of ten economists and short-term consultants in delivering technical assistance and training in macroeconomics and finance to public officials of sub-Saharan African countries, intermediated mostly through the Africa Training Institute in Mauritius.
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 theRead More
Raul Ramos is Professor at the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics of the University of Barcelona, researcher at the Grup d’Analisi Quantitativa Regional (AQR-IREA), IZA Research Fellow and GLO Fellow. Currently, he is the Vice-Dean of Research and Doctorate of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona.Read More
His research interests include labour market analysis from both regional and international perspectives, with a specific focus on the impacts of globalisation, European integration and migration on wage inequality and unemployment. He is Coeditor of the European Journal of Development Research, Director of the Revista de Economía Laboral and Associate Editor of Regional Studies, Regional Science.
Francesc Rodriguez-Tous received his PhD in Economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona. Francesc joined Cass Business School in 2016. He has previously worked at the Bank of England, Deutsche Bundesbank, and Banco de España. Francesc’s research is about banking,Read More
Dr. Ibrahim Saif is currently the CEO of Jordan Strategy Forum; previously, he served as the Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources from March 2015 to June 2017, and the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation from March 2013 until March 2015. Prior to his
Carlo Sessa, former President and Research Director at the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISINNOVA) and Member of the Executive Board of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) is currently self-employed in the field of socio-economic research and system analysis.
Before joining ISINNOVA (formerly ISIS) in 1983, he was invited as Visiting Scholar at NYU, where he worked with Nobel Prize winner Wassily Leontieff. Read More
While working as ISINNOVA partner, Carlo was the Coordinator of several EU research projects, in the 5th, 6th, 7th and H2020 Framework Programmes, and tenders, mostly in the fields of participatory foresight, interdisciplinary urban, transport, energy and environment studies. In this context, he led several participatory projects, involving panels of experts and citizens and aiming to raise the citizens awareness of science and technology prospects in the field of sustainable urban development (EU project RAISE), transport (EU project MOVE TOGETHER) coastal ecosystems (EU project AWARE) and governance (EU Project PASSO). Amongst several projects dealing with foresight issues, Carlo was involved as leading researcher in some EU funded Social Sciences and Humanities research projects: PASHMINA (Paradigm shifts modelling and innovative approaches); GLOBAL-IQ, aiming to enhance the ability to understand and manage global changes by means of a new generation of models and qualitative foresight tools; MEDPRO – Prospective analysis for the Mediterranean region; FLAGSHIP – Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal Challenges and Innovative Policies; and TRIGGER – Trends in Global Governance and Europe’s role.
In the context of the European ESPON programme, he contributed to territorial foresight studies, and recently was the Coordinator of the Applied Research Project Quality of Life measurement and methodology, delivering a concept and dashboard of Territorial Quality of Life (TQOL) indicators.
In association with EMEA, Carlo led several strategic foresight exercises in EMNES – Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic (ENPI project) and for the IEMED/EMEA Study for the Union for the Mediterranean, building youth employment friendly scenarios for the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Carlo was involved as Italian representative in the COST Action 332 on Land Use and Transport Planning in the ‘90s, and more recently as Italian representative in the COST Action TD 1408 on Interdisciplinarity in research programming and funding cycles (INTREPID).