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Amr Hosny

Research Associates

Economist Program, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Areas of Interest:

  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics


  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), WI, USA, 2008-2013
  • B.Sc. Commerce (Business Administration), Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt 2001-2005


  • Economist, Debt Policy Division, Strategy Policy & Review Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. 2015-present
  • Economist, Middle East & Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C., 2013-2015
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Milwaukee, WI., 2009-2013
  • Fund Internship Program (FIP), Middle East & Central Asia Department,International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C., Summer 2012

Latest Publications:

  • Ben Naceur, Sami, Amr S. Hosny, and Gregory Hadjian (forthcoming) “How to De-dollarize Financial Systems in the Caucasus and Central Asia?”, forthcoming in Empirical Economics
  • Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen, Hanafiah Harvey, and Amr Hosny (forthcoming) “Kazakhstan Trade with its Partners and the Role of Tenge: An Asymmetric Analysis”, forthcoming in Eurasian Economic Review
  • Hosny, Amr (2018) “Firm Performance and their Perception of Political Instability in Egypt: Evidence from an Endogenous Treatment Regression Model”, Journal of African Development, 20 (2): pp. 61-68
  • Mitra, Pritha, Amr Hosny, Gohar Abajyan, and Mark Fischer (2017) “Estimating Potential Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia”, Armenian Journal of Economics, 3 (2017): pp. 1-28
  • Hosny, Amr (2017) “Does Inflation Targeting Lower Inflation? If Yes, then When?”, International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, 10 (3/4): pp. 379-403
  • Hosny, Amr (2017) “Political Stability, Firm Characteristics and Firm Performance: Evidence from 6,083 Private Firms in the Middle East”, Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, 13 (1): pp. 1-21
  • Vipul Bhatt, Amr Hosny, and N. Kundan Kishor (2017) “The Dynamic Behavior of Implicit Inflation Targets in “Inflation Targeting Lite” Economies”, The Economic Record, 93 (300): pp. 67-88
  • Hosny, Amr S. (2016) “What is the Central Bank of Egypt’s Implicit In ation Target?”, Inter-national Journal of Applied Economics, 13 (1): pp. 43-56
  • Hosny, Amr (2015) “Are we Sure about the E ects of the Egyptian Uprisings? A Seemingly Unrelated Regressions Approach”, World Review of Political Economy, 6 (3): pp. 341-351
  • Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen and Amr Hosny (2015) “Orcutt’s Hypothesis Revisited: Evidence from Commodity Prices”, International Journal of Public Policy, 11 (4/5/6): pp. 152-168
  • Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen, Scott Hegerty and Amr S. Hosny (2015) “The E ects of Exchange- Rate Volatility on Industry Trade between the U.S. and Egypt”, Economic Change and Restructuring 48 (2): pp. 93-117.
  • Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen, Amr Hosny and Narayan K. Kishor (2015) “The Exchange Rate Disconnect Puzzle Revisited”, International Journal of Finance and Economics 20 (2): pp. 126-137.
  • Hosny, Amr S., Narayan K. Kishor and Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee (2015) “Understanding the Dynamics of the Macroeconomic Trilemma”, International Review of Applied Economics, 29 (1): pp. 32-64.
  • Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen, Scott Hegerty and Amr Hosny (2015) “Exchange-Rate Volatility and Commodity Trade Between the E.U. and Egypt: Evidence From 59 Industries”, Empirica, 42 (1): pp. 109-129.
Working Papers

Political Stability, Firm Characteristics and Performance: Evidence From 6,083 Private Firms in the Middle East

Using firm-level data from an EBRD/EIB/WB joint survey covering more than 6,000 private firms in ... read more

Working Papers

Is Monetary Policy in Egypt Backward or Forward-Looking?

The objective of this paper is to test whether monetary policy in Egypt has been ... read more

Working Papers

Are We Sure About the Effects of the Egyptian Uprisings? A SURE Approach

Four years after the historic uprising of the Egyptians in January 2011, we aim to ... read more


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