Chahir Zaki - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Chahir Zaki

Research Fellows

Associate professor, Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University


Areas of Interest:

  • Trade Policy
  • International Economics
  • Inequality and Poverty Reduction
  • Computable General Equilibrium Models
  • Trade Facilitation
  • Gravity Models

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and Paris School of Economics, 2010
  • M.A (DEA), International Economics University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, with high distinction, 2006
  • BA, Economics, Cairo University, 2005

Experience:

  • Associate professor, Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 2016-Present
  • Director of the French Section, Faculty of Economics and Political Science,
    Cairo University, 2016-Present
  • Senior Economist (part time), Economic Research Forum, 2017-Present
  • Economic Advisor to the Minister of Planning, Monitoring and
    Administrative Reforms, 2017-Present

Latest Publications:

  • Zaki, C. (2017) “On the Determinants of Structural Imbalances in Egypt”, Egypte Monde
    Arabe (forthcoming)
  • Helmy, O. and Zaki, C. (2017) “On the Nexus between Internal and External
    Macroeconomic Imbalances: Evidence from Egypt”, Middle East Development Journal
    (forthcoming)
  • Zaki, C. (2017) “Making International Trade Easier: A Survey of the Trade Facilitation
    Effects”, Review of Economics and Political Science, vol. 2 issue 2, pages 25-55.
Working Papers

Revisiting the Impact of Trade Openness on Informal and Irregular Employment in Egypt

This paper examines the impact of trade openness on job quality through the evolution of ... read more


Working Papers

Export Concentration and Competition: Does the Firms Type Matter?

Trade liberalization enhances the competition in the market as it increases the quality and the ... read more


Working Papers

Investment Climate and Firms’ Exports in Egypt: When Politics Matter

The objective of this paper is to explore the nexus between exports performance and components ... read more


Working Papers

Does Exchange Rate Undervalualtion Matter for Exports and Trade Margins? Evidence From Firm-Level Data

Exploiting a new dataset available for four countries (Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait and Yemen), this paper ... read more


Working Papers

Trade Facilitation and Firms Exports: The Case of Egypt

This paper tackles the impact of red tape barriers on firms’ exports. The topic of ... read more


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