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Imed Limam

Policy Affiliates

Economic Advisor, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), Kuwait


Areas of Interest:

  • Applied Economics
  • Open-Economy Macroeconomics
  • Development Economics

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1992
  • M.A., Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1988

Experience:

  • Economic Advisor, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), Kuwait, Sep.2005-present
  • Deputy Director General, Arab Planning Institute (API), Kuwait, Sep.1995-Aug.2005
  • Economist, Arab Planning Institute (API), Kuwait, Sep.1992-Aug.1995

Latest Publications:

  • “Determinants of Growth in the MENA Countries”, (Co-authored), in J. Nugent and H. Pesaran (eds), Explaining Growth in the Middle East, ELSEVIER, 2007
  • “Impact of Public Policies on Poverty, Income Distribution and Growth”, (Co–authored); in API-IFPRI Volume on Public Policy and Poverty Reduction in the Arab Region Edited by: Ali Abdel Gadir Ali Shenggen Fan, ISBN: 99906-80-17-5, 2007.
  • “Is Long Memory a Property of Thin Stock Markets?: International Evidence Using Arab Countries”; Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, Vol.1, No.3, December 2003, Routledge, United Kingdom.
  • “Investigating Stock Price Dynamics in an Oil-Dependent Economy: The Case of Kuwait”, (Co–authored); Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 32, No. 2, September 2002, Australia.
Working Papers

Education, Earnings and Returns to Schooling in Tunisia

This paper aims at identifying the main determinants of earnings, estimating the private returns to ... read more



Working Papers

The Arab Economies in Multi-Country Models: Survey of Some Regional and Global Experiences

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to survey the main multi-country modeling studies involving Arab ... read more


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