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.
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.
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 MinisterRead 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.
Jean-Eric AUBER is a senior expert, with over 40 year experience in international organizations advising governments in innovation strategies and related policies (research, technology, education, industry, etc.). Interventions in more than 50 countries of all development levelsRead More
Président, Université internationale de la mer, Cagnes sur mer, France
Master in Economics — Paris I University, 1971
Engineer in Economics of R&D — Institut des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires, 1972
Ph.D in Applied Mathematics (Operational Research) – Paris VI University, 1974
Summary of Professional Experience
Senior consultancy for international organizations (2009-2018), including :
UNCTAD: Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Reviews
OECD Development Center – Foresight studies
World Bank, Country and regional policy reviews
Center for Mediterranean Integration: Senior advisor and analyst
WISE (World Innovation Summit on Education): Haiti education program
Union for the Mediterranean: institutional analysis and program evaluation
African Capacity Building Foundation: institutional analysis and reform
World Bank – Lead Specialist [2000-2009 — Washington, Paris]
Head of the Knowledge for Development program, World Bank Institute
Management of the World Bank center in Marseille
Management of the Paris office of the World Bank Institute
Cross-support to other World Bank Departments
OECD – Principal Administrator in the Science, Technology and Industry Directorate [1973-2000, Paris]
Lead of Flagship Publications (Outlooks) and National S&T Policy Reviews
Management of an inter-government group on science systems
Lead of cross-country studies
Initiation and management of OECD work on social sciences
Lead of technical assistance programs and technology audits in transition economies
Assistance for an in-depth review of the OECD committee system.
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 WTORead 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,Read More
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 headRead More
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 theRead More
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.
Professor Barbara Casu is the Director of the Centre for Banking Research at Cass Business School, where she is Professor of Banking and Finance. She is also the Director of the Cass Executive PhD Programme. Her main research interests are in empirical banking,Read More
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.
Hakima Fassi Fihri is a Moroccan scholar. She teaches Family Law at the Law School of the International University of Rabat (IUR) since 2011. She serves also as the Director of International Relations and Partnerships at IUR, and is a member of its managing board.Read More
Hakima works also on the inheritance of women in Morocco, and was one of the authors of the collective book « The Inheritance of Women in Morocco », released in 2017. She works on understanding how the religious rules (of islam) impact the laws governing family in Morocco, based on the fact that islam is the religion of the State according to the Moroccan Constitution, and the main source of Family law in Morocco is islamic law. She believes that gender equality and islam are not contradictory, provided that an appropriate/innovative reading of the islamic texts is performed.
Hakima gives lectures and speaks at scholarly conferences on women’s rights in Morocco and related topics, to an audience of national and international scholars and students from pluridisciplinary backgrounds. She is fluent in French, Arabic, English and Spanish.
Since 2007, Josep Ferré has been Managing Director at the IEMed and Acting Director General since August 2017. He coordinates diverse publications related to the main political, economic, social and cultural issues of the Euro-Mediterranean agenda and assessing Euro-MediterraneanRead More
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
Giorgia Giovannetti is Vice President for international Relationships of the University of Firenze (from November 2015), full Professor of Economics at the University of Florence (since 2001), visiting Professor at the European University Institute, Part time professor at New YorkRead 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 directorsRead More
He published many academic articles in international reviews (as Economic Modelling, Economies, Journal of Applied Business Research, European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences, International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research, International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, Panoeconomicus, …)
In EMNES, he contributes to the research area on Monetary policy Reforms in the financial sector, Bond market and Financial inclusion in Tunisia.
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.
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 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 DevelopmentRead More
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 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 hasRead More
For EMNES, he is developing the foresight framework.
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 EconomicsRead More
Eckart Woertz is Senior Research Fellow at CIDOB. Middle East specialist, particularly about the strategically important Persian Gulf region. He is an adjunct lecturer at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and was visiting faculty at the Paris School of International AffairsRead 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 andRead More