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.
Edited Volumes

Economic Management under Fire

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

Edited Volumes

Understanding and Avoiding the Oil Curse in Resource-rich Arab Economies

The Economic Research Forum (ERF) is pleased to announce the publication of its new book ... read more

Working Papers

The Institutional Curse of Natural Resources in the Arab World

This paper argues that the resource curse in the Arab world is primarily an “institutional ... read more

Working Papers

Has Egypt’s Monetary Policy Changed after The Float?

Abstract After maintaining a currency peg to the US$ for more than 40 years, Egypt announced ... read more

Working Papers

Egypt beyond the Crisis: Medium-Term Challenges for Sustained Growth

Abstract The paper analyzes the impact of the recent global crisis in the context of the ... read more


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