ERF @ The International Economic Association 17th World Congress

The International Economic Association (IEA), with collaboration with the Colombia Global Centers (Amman), is hosting its Seventeenth Annual World Congress at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre in the Dead Sea, Jordan, starting today up until June 10th. The congress brings together diverse communities of economists, academics and policymakers from both developing and developed countries, working on a wide range of topics with a diversity of approaches.

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The 17th World Congress is organized in partnership with the Economic Research Forum, Fung Global Institute, International Development Research Centre, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Institute for New Economic Thinking, African Innovation Foundation, King Abdullah II Fund for Development, and Japan International Cooperation Agency.

ERF is organizing four policy sessions, two on June 6th and another 2 on the 8th of June. The first session today is on “The Political Economy of Change in the Middle East – What is Driving Change?” The session is chaired by Dr. Mustapha Nabli (ERF and Former Governor of the Central bank of Tunisia) and contributing speakers are Dr. Ishac Diwan (ERF and Harvard Kennedy School), Dr. Caroline Freund (Peterson Institute for International Economics) and finally Dr. Adeel Malik (Oxford University). Dr. Diwan will be presenting a paper on “Cronyism and Private Sector in Egypt”, co-authored with Marc Schiffbauer (World Bank). Next will be Dr. Freund speaking about change in the Middle East, and its similarities and differences against global Experiences. Finally Dr. Malik will tackle the role of rent curse in the political economy of the Middle East, as opposed to the timeless resource curse.

The following session will take place as part of the opening ceremony, and will be on “The Dilemma of Subsidy Reform and Equity in MENA”. The session is chaired by our own Dr. Ahmed Galal and will host a diverse group of speakers; namely Dr. Sherine El-Shawarby (Egyptian Ministry of Finance), Dr. Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (ERF and Virginia Tech), H.E. Ibrahim Saif (Jordanian Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation) and finally Dr. Paolo Verme (World Bank). The session will cover subsidy reform issues in different countries of the MENA region, bridging research and policy perspectives.

 

Stay tuned for more blogs and interviews with our speakers and don’t forget to join in on twitter discussion.

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