Chahir Zaki - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Chahir Zaki

Research Fellows

Assistant 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:

  • Assistant professor, Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 2011-Present
  • Economist (part time), Economic Research Forum, 2013-Present
  • Adjunct professor, Economics Department, American University in Cairo, 2012-2013
  • Lecturer (ATER), University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and Paris School of Economics, Paris, 2009-2011

Latest Publications:

  • Karam, F and Zaki, C. (2016) “How Did Wars Dampen Trade in the MENA Region?”, Applied Economics (forthcoming).
  • Hendy, R. and Zaki, C. (2016) “Trade Facilitation and Firms’ Exports: the Case of Egypt”, Middle East Development Journal (forthcoming).
  • El-Enbaby, H., Hendy, R. and Zaki, C. (2016) “Do SPS Measures Matter for Margins of Trade? Evidence from Firm-Level Data”, Applied Economics, vol. 48 no. 21, pages 1949- 1964.
  • Zaki, C. (2016) “Employment, Gender and International Trade: A Micro-Macro Evidence for Egypt”, Review of Economics and Political Science, vol. 1 issue 1, pages 29-60.
  • El-Said, H. Al Said, M. and Zaki, C. (2015) “Trade and Access to Finance of SMEs in Egypt: Is There a Nexus?”, Applied Economics, (forthcoming).
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


Working Papers

Trade and Access to Finance of SMEs: Is There A Nexus?

Limited resources and barriers to entry are critically higher for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) ... read more


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