Khalid Abu-Ismail - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Khalid Abu-Ismail

Policy Affiliates

Chief of Economic Development and Poverty Section, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia


Areas of Interest:

  • Economic Development
  • Poverty and Human Development
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Inequality
  • International Migration

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Economics, New School for Social Research, New York -May 06
  • Master of Philosophy, Economics (Honors), New School for Social Research, New York -May 02
  • Master of Philosophy, Development Planning and the Environment (Geography Department), university of Dundee, Scotland -October 95
  • Bachelor of ARTS, Economics, American University in Cairo, Egypt -May 92

Experience:

  • Chief of Economic Development and Poverty Section, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, April 12 – Present
  • MDG/Poverty and Macroeconomic Policy Adviser, United Nations Development Program Regional Center in Cairo (RCC), Egypt, April 09 – April 12
  • Macroeconomics and Poverty Specialist, May 02 – March 09

Latest Publications:

  • Rethinking human development measurement’. (2016, forthcoming) (UN-ESCWA) (with Aljaz Kuncic and Seth Caldwell)
  • ‘Tailoring multi-dimensional poverty measurement to middle income countries’. (2015) (UN-ESCWA) (with Marwan EL Khawaja, Dina Aramanious, Maya Ramadan and Heba El Laithy).
  • “The Syrian Conflict: Impact on Macro-economy and MDGs”. (2014) (UN-ESCWA) (lead author)
  • ‘MDGs in Syria’. (2009) (UNDP and State Planning Commission) (lead author)

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