Khalid Sekkat - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Khalid Sekkat

Research Fellows

Full Professor of Economics, University of Brussels

Areas of Interest:

  • International Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Institutions
  • Industrial Organization


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Brussels, 1989
  • M.A., Econometrics, University of Brussels, 1985
  • B.A., Econometrics, University of Brussels, 1983


  • Full Professor of Economics, University of Brussels (ULB), 2004-present
  • Research Director, Economic Research Forum, 2008-2010
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Technologies (Morocco), 2006-present

Latest Publications:

  • “Efficiency gains from liberalizing labor mobility”, (with F. Docquier and J. Machado), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2015, 117: 2, pp. 303–346.
  • “Inter-state tensions and regional integration: could the Arab Spring initiate a virtuous circle?”, Contemporary Arab Affairs, 2014, 7: 3, pp. 363-379.
  • “The formal and informal institutional framework of capital accumulation”, (with P-G Méon), Journal of Comparative Economics, Forthcoming.
Working Papers

Export Orientation and Exchange Rate Changes: Do Firms React Differently and Why?

Abstract This paper uses firm level data from 28 developing countries to examine the relationship between ... read more

Policy Research Reports

Overlapping Trade Agreements: Status and Challenges for Morocco

Signing multiple trade agreements has become the rule for most countries, and Morocco is no ... read more

Working Papers

Inference of Oligopoly Power with Limited Data: Manufacturing in Morocco

Abstract Researchers’ enthusiasm for estimating industry oligopoly power in developing countries is often not matched with availability ... read more

Policy Perspectives

Development Prospects for North Africa

This edition of Policy Perspective explains why the North African region has been successful in ... read more

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