Mohamed Trabelsi - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Mohamed Trabelsi

Research Fellows

Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund


Areas of Interest:

  • Development Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Macroeconometrics

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, Faculté de Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, 2003
  • M.A., Economics, Faculté de Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Tunis, University of Tunis, 1991

Experience:

  • Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund, Middle East Center for Economic and Finance- present
  • Dubai Economic Council- September 2010- March 2016
  • Associate professor of Economics, Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Carthage, 2006 
  • Assistant professor of Economics, Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Carthage, 2003 – 2005
  • Teaching assistant in Economics, Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Carthage, 1993 – 2002

Latest Publications:

  • “Capital account Liberalization and Financial Deepening: Does the Private Sector Matter?”, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2016.
  • “The Economic Impact of Phasing Out Energy Consumption Subsidies in GCC Countries “, Journal of Economic and Business, 2016.
  • “The Financial Sector in Dubai: Issues and performances”, in Abdulrazak Al Faris and Raimondo Soto Editions: “The Economy of Dubai”, Oxford University Press, 368 Pages, 2016.
  • “The Causality Issue in the Financial Openness and Economic Growth Nexus: Empirical Evidence from Selected Emerging Countries: 1975-2011”, Journal of Applied Finance & Banking, vol. 6, no. 1, 95-109, 2016.
Working Papers

Finance and Growth: Empirical Evidence from Developing Countries 1960-1990

This paper examined the empirical relationship between financial intermediation and economic growth using cross-country and ... read more


Working Papers

Capital Account Liberalization and Financial Deepening: Does the Private Sector Matter?

This study tests, using cross-sectional and Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) dynamic panel estimation techniques, ... read more


Working Papers

Bank’s Capital Buffers and Business Cycle: Evidence from GCC Countries, 2004-2011

This paper empirically investigates the relationship between the capital buffers maintained by banks and the ... read more


Working Papers

Regional Pro-Poor Growth and Convergence in Tunisia

Abstract This paper studies the evolution of total and regional poverty in Tunisia using the Growth ... read more


Working Papers

Is the Announced Monetary Union in GCC Countries Feasible? A Multivariate Structural VAR Approach

Abstract This paper tests the desirability and feasibility of establishing a monetary union in GCC countries ... read more


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