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Ali Abdel-Gadir Ali

Senior Associates

Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Qatar

Areas of Interest:

  • Development Economics
  • Poverty and Income Distribution
  • Policy Analysis


  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Essex, Colchester, England, 1974
  • M.A. Economics, University of Essex, Colchester, England. 1971


  • Research Professor -Director of Studies, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Qatar, Jun. 2012- present
  • Deputy Director General, Arab Planning Institute (API), Kuwait, Sep. 2005- Jun.2012
  • Economic Advisor, Arab Planning Institute (API), Kuwair, Sep. 2000 – Sep. 2005.
  • Chief (Director), Economic and Social Policy Analysis Division, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Apr. 1997 – Oct. 2000.

Latest Publications:

  • Ali, Abdel Gadir Ali and Ahmed Alkawaz (eds.). 2009. The Effects of the International Financial Crisis on the Arab Countries (Arabic). Kuwait: Arab Planning Institute.
  • “Development Economics : From the Poverty to the Wealth of Naitons”: Book Review; Journal of Development and Economic Policies, vol. 9, no. 1 (in Arabic), 2007
  • Issues in the design of Development Policies; Arab Planning Institute, Kuwait. Editor., 2006.
Working Papers

The Political Economy of Inequality in the Arab Region and Relevant Development Policies

Abstract This paper deals with the political economy of inequality in the distribution of consumption expenditure ... read more


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