Mohamed Ali Marouani - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Mohamed Ali Marouani

Research Fellows

Associate Professor, Université Paris1-Panthéon-Sorbonne

Areas of Interest:

  • Structural Change and Productivity
  • Trade in Services and International Migration
  • Dynamic General Equilibrium Modeling of Employment Policies
  • Pension reform
  • Growth and Poverty Reduction


  • Accreditation for research supervision (HDR), Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne University, 2015
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Montpellier I, France, 2003(with honors), International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Studies, France, 1998
  • M.Sc., Agricultural Economics and Development Administration, International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Studies, France, 1998
  • Master, Agricultural Development Economics, National School of Agronomic Sciences (ENSAM), 1996


  • Associate Professor Université Paris1-Panthéon-Sorbonne/IEDES, 2005-present
  • DIAL (IRD/Paris-Dauphine University) research associate 2002-present
  • World Bank Consultant 2004-present
  • Program Officer SISERA, International Development Research Center, Dakar, 2004-2005

Latest Publications:

  • Marouani, M.A. and B. Nilsson “The Labor Market Effects of Skill-biased Technological Change in Malaysia”, Economic Modelling, forthcoming.
  • El Lahga A., Marouani, M. A. and R. Ben Ayed Mouelhi 2016, “Tunisia: Jobs to combat high youth unemployment”, Chapter 7 in: Jobs for Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings, Betcherman and Rama eds., Oxford University Press, 336 p.
  • Marouani, M.A. and R. Mouelhi 2016, “Contribution of Structural Change to Productivity Growth : Evidence from Tunisia”, Journal of African Economies, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp.110–132.
  • David, A. and Marouani, M.A. 2015, “Migration and Employment Interactions in a Crisis Context: the case of Tunisia.”, Economics of Transition, volume 23, issue 3, pp. 597–624.
  • Marouani, M.A. and D. Robalino 2012, “Assessing interactions among education, social insurance and labor market policies in Morocco”, Applied Economics, volume 44, N_ 24, pp. 3149-3167.
  • Bottini, N., Marouani, M.A. and L. Munro 2011“Service sectors restrictiveness and economic performance : An estimation for the MENA region», The World Economy volume 34(9), pp. 1652-1678.



Working Papers

Winners and Losers in Industrial Policy 2.0: An evaluation of the impacts of the Tunisian Industrial Upgrading Program

Large scale business subsidies tied to national industrial development promotion pro-grams are notoriously difficult to ... read more

Working Papers

Productivity, Structural Change and Skills Dynamics in Tunisia and Turkey

This article explores the contribution of the structural change and the skill upgrading of the ... read more

Working Papers

The Economics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Neighboring Countries. The Case of Lebanon

In this article, we investigate the effects of a massive displacement of workers from a ... read more

Working Papers

Migration Patterns and Labor Market Outcomes in Tunisia

This paper focuses on the emigration’s effects on non-migrants and particularly on the interactions with ... read more

Policy Briefs

The Impact of Emigration on MENA Labor Markets

In a Nutshell The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has seen large volumes of ... read more


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