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Nesma Ali

Research Associates

Post-Doctoral Researcher at Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf


Areas of Interest: 

  • Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Development economics
  • Applied microeconometrics
  • Political economy

Education:

  • PhD in Economics Paris-Est University, 2017
  • Master’s Degree in Development Economics Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and École Normale Supérieur Cachan- Paris, 2012
  • Bachelor and Master’s M1 in Economics, Cairo University (Egypt) – joint degree with Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, 2011

Experience:

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, 2018 – present
  • Project Research Assistant, Centre pour la Recherche Economiques et ses Applications (CEPREMAP), Paris, 2014 – 2017
  • Internship/Junior Researcher, Occurrence research institute, Paris, 2013 – 2014
  • Economic Consultant at Davis University of California, Burkina Faso, 2012 – 2013

Latest Publications:

  • “Cronyism, firms’ Productivity and Informal Competition in Egypt” (with Boris Najman), ERF Working Paper, March 2019
  • “Informal Competition, Firms’ Productivity and Policy Reforms in Egypt” (with Boris Najman), ERF Working Paper, July 2016
  • “Informal competition, firms’ productivity and policy reforms in Egypt” (with Boris Najman). In Horodnic, I.A., Rodgers, P., Williams, C. C., & Momtazian, L. (Eds.). The informal economy: exploring drivers and practices, 2016
  • “L’informalité des micro- et petites entreprises en Égypte : une analyse transversale”, Mondes en développement, 2014, 166 (2), 87-100
Working Papers

Cronyism, firms’ Productivity and Informal Competition in Egypt

This paper investigates the role of informal firms’ competition in determining the micro-level effect of ... read more


Working Papers

Informal Competition, Firms’ Productivity and Policy Reforms in Egypt

This paper investigates the effect of the competition stemmed from informal firms on formal firms’ ... read more


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