Omneia Helmy - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Omneia Helmy

Policy Affiliates

Professor of Economics, Cairo University

Areas of Interest:

  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Feasibility Studies


  • Ph.D., Economics, Cairo University, 1995
  • M.Sc., Economics, Cairo University, 1988
  • B.Sc., Economics, Cairo University, 1983


  • Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.
  • Acting Executive Director and Director of Research at the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies.
  • Economic Research Referee- Institute of National Planning.
  • Economic Research Referee- Arab Society for Economic Research (ASFER).

Latest Publications:

  • “Performance of the World Economy and Inclusive Growth”, Arab Strategic Report 2013-2014, The Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Al Ahram, Cairo, Egypt, 2015.
  • “Skill Demand Polarization in Egypt”, Middle East Development Journal (MEDJ), forthcoming in June 2015.
  • “The Nexus between Internal and External Macroeconomic Imbalances: Evidence from Egypt”, Working Paper 181, the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES), Cairo, July 2015 (forthcoming).
  • “Merits of a Value-Added Tax in Egypt, Policy Viewpoint Forthcoming, the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES), Cairo, 2015.

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