Magda Kandil - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Magda Kandil

Research Fellows

Chief Economist and Director of Research, Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates


Areas of Interest:

  • Monetary Economics
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • International Economics

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 1988
  • M.B.A., Indiana University in South Bend, Mishawaka, Indiana, 1984
  • M.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1982

Experience:

  • Chief Economist and Director of Research, Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 2014-present
  • Senior Economist, Eastern II Division, The African Department, IMF, Washington D.C., September 2013-August 2014
  • Senior Economist, Caribbean II Division, The Western Hemisphere Department, IMF, Washington D.C., July 2012-August 2013

Latest Publications:

  • “Monetary Policy and Co-movements in Spending, Growth and Inflation: Evidence from Developing and Advanced Countries,” Istanbul Borsa Review,(forthcoming).
  • “The Interaction between Globalization and Financial Development: New Evidence from Panel Co-Integration and Causality Analysis,” joint with Muhammad Shahbaz and Samia Nasreen, Empirical Economics,(forthcoming).
  • “The Adverse Effects of Real Exchange Rate Variability in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Journal of Applied Economics, (forthcoming).
  • “Government Spending Decomposition and Growth in Egypt,” joint with Mohamed Hassan, Middle East Development Journal,(2014).
Working Papers

Macroeconomic Policies and the Iranian Economy in the Era of Sanctions

This paper examines the impact of macroeconomic policies in the era of sanctions on the ... read more


Macroeconomic Policies and The Iranian Economy in The Era of Sanctions

This paper examines the impact of macroeconomic policies in the era of sanctions on the ... read more


Working Papers

UAE Banks’ Performance and the Oil Price Shock: Indicators for Conventional and Islamic Banks

This study attempts to identify whether the oil price fall to a “new normal” in ... read more


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Fiscal Consolidation and UAE Vision 2021: A Small Scale Macroeconomic Model Approach

Given the persistence of low oil prices, which has become the new norm, and the ... read more


Working Papers

The Impact of Ownership on Corporate Performance: The Case of the UAE

This study attempts to identify whether government ownership has an effect on corporate performance, such ... read more


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