The EMNES Steering Committee (SC) is composed of the members of the EMNES coordinating unit, the administrative and scientific leaders of the founding members’ institutions. The mandate of the SC is to ensure that the scientific program of EMNES is carried out according to agreed and signed work plan, approve the scientific and financial reports, evaluate outputs of the research areas, implement corrective measures and ensure communication between beneficiary members and associates.
EMNES Coordinating Team
Founder and Director Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES), Founder and President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA); Professor at the Business School, City University of London, and Member of the Centre for Banking Research (CBR). She is also Associated Scholar at the Centre for Relationship Banking and Economics (CERBE) at LUMSA University in Rome.
EMNES Academy Coordinator
Dr. Cinzia Alcidi is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Economic Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and LUISS- School of European Political Economy- research fellow.
Prior to joining CEPS, she worked at International Labour Office in Geneva and she taught International Economics at University of Perugia (Italy). Her research activity includes international economics, macroeconomics, central banking and EU governance.Read More
She holds a Ph.D. degree in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland).
EMNES Founding Members
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.
EMNES Director Jordan
Dr. Nooh Alshyab is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of Yarmouk University (Jordan) since September 2012. Between 2013 and 2015 he served as Head of Economic Department. Before joining Yarmouk University, he worked at the Jordanian Foreign Ministry.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
EMNES Director Tunisia
Rim Mouelhi is full Professor of Economics and Statistics since 2007 at ISCAE la Manouba University of Tunis. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of Bourgogne, France (1994). She published many academic articles in international reviews (as Econometric Reviews,Read More
In EMNES, as a senior researcher and team leader, she contributes to the research area on private sector development.
Racha Ramadan is an Associate professor at the Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University and economic Research Forum Researcher. She got her Ph.D. in Economics, in April 2010, from Toulouse School of Economics,Read More
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 HumboldtRead More
For EMNES, she contributes to the research areas on institutions, private sector development and finance.
Olfa Benouda Sioud is Vice-Rector of Carthage University. She is professor of Finance at IHEC Carthage and member of the Research Laboratory in Applied Economics and Finance. She is currently member of the board of directors of the STB acting as independent director.Read More
Mounia Slighoua is since January 2017 an assistant professor at the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fez (UEMF). She has taken part in teaching multiple courses such as “Introduction to Law”, “Introduction to Islamic Law”, “International Law”, and “Geopolitics and Strategy”.Read More
EMNES Director Egypt
Dr. Chahir Zaki is a citizen of Egypt. At present, Chahir is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. In this position, Chahir teaches and conducts research on trade policy and macroeconomics. He is also theRead More
Chahir works also for the Economic Research Forum (Cairo, Egypt) as a part-time Senior Economist and as a consultant for several international organization (the World Bank and the International Trade Center (UNCTAD-WTO, Geneva) and ESCWA). He holds a B.A. in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, an M.A. in Economics from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. His research interests include international trade, trade policy, trade in services, applied economics and macroeconomic modeling. He has published numerous studies in the International Trade Journal, the World Trade Review, Economic Modeling and Applied Economics.