Nemat Shafik - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Nemat Shafik

Research Fellows

Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science

Areas of Interest:

  • Growth and Sustainable Development


  • Ph.D., Economics, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK, 1989
  • M.Sc., Economics, London School of Economics, 1986
  • B.A., Economics & Politics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1983


  • Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science – present
  • Bank of England – 2017
  • Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Apr.2011
  • Director General, Country Programmes, Department for International Development (DFID), Oct.2004-Mar.2011
  • Vice-President, Infrastructure, World Bank, May2003-Sep.2004

Latest Publications:

  • “From Player to Referee: The Changing Role of Competition Policies and Regulation in the Middle East and North Africa,” (with John Page and Joe Saba), in The Role of the State in a Changing Arab Economic Environment, edited by Taher Kanaan, published by the International Monetary Fund, the Arab Monetary Fund and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, forthcoming.
  • “Multiple Trade Shocks and Partial Liberalization: The Egyptian Experience,” in Temporary Trade Shocks edited by D. Bevan, P. Collier, and J. Gunning, Oxford University Press, 2002
  • “Labor Migration and Economic Integration in the Middle East,” in Middle East Dilemma: The Political Economy of Arab Integration, edited by Michael Hudson, New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.


Working Papers

Multiple Trade Shocks and Partial Liberalization: Dutch Disease and the Egyptian Economy

Abstract The multiple external shocks experienced by the Egyptian economy are analyzed using a series of ... read more

Working Papers

Labor Markets and Peace: The Case of Jordan

Abstract This paper analyzes the impact of the peace process on Jordanian labor markets in light ... read more


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