Hoda Selim - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Hoda Selim

Research Fellows

International Monetary Fund

Areas of Interest:

  • Monetary Policy
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics of Oil Management
  • International Finance
  • Political Economy of Development


  • Ph.D., Economics, Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) de Paris (Sciences Po Paris), 2011
  • M.A., Applied Economics, Corporate and International Finance, IEP de Paris, 2003
  • B.A., Economics, French Section, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 2001


  • International Monetary Fund -present
  • Dubai Economic Council -2017
  • Economist, Economic Research Forum, Apr.2011
  • Research Analyst, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, World Bank, Cairo Office, Jul2008-Mar.2011
  • Consultant, World Bank, Cairo Office, Apr.2006-Jun.2008

Latest Publications:

  • Forthcoming “Understanding and Avoiding the Oil Curse in Resource-rich Arab Economies.” Coedited with Ibrahim Elbadawi. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Forthcoming “The Institutional Curse of Natural Resources in the Arab World.” with Chahir Zaki, in Understanding and Avoiding the Oil Curse in Resource-rich Arab Economies. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Economic Development in the Arab Region: A Tale of Oil and Politics, with Ahmed Galal in Currie-Alder, B.; R. Kanbur, D. Malone and R. Medhora (eds). 2014. International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Are International Food Price Spikes the Source for Egypt’s High Inflation? with Sherine Al-Shawarby, in Peeters, Marga, Nidal Sabri and Wassim Shahin (eds). 2013. Financial Integration: A Focus on the Mediterranean Region. Financial and Monetary Policy Studies: New York Dordrecht London: Springer.

Working Papers

Fiscal Outcomes in Bahrain: Oil Price Volatility, Fiscal Institutions or Politics?

The paper argues that political economy factors, rather than oil wealth, shape the budgetary process and ... read more

Working Papers

Reforming Fiscal Institutions in Resource-Rich Arab Economies: Policy Proposals

This paper traces the evolution of fiscal institutions of Resource Rich Arab Economies (RRAEs) over ... read more

Working Papers

Does Central Bank Independence Matter in Arab Oil Exporters

The paper shows that central banks in Arab oil exporters are not independent. Low independence ... read more

Edited Volumes

Economic Management under Fire

FEMISE Euro-Med Report 2017. This report analyses the transition experiences of five Southern Mediterranean countries ... read more


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