Sahar Nasr - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Sahar Nasr

Policy Affiliates

Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Kuwait

Areas of Interest:

  • Public Finance
  • Money and Banking
  • Macroeconomics


  • International Finance Program.,University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, 2006
  • Ph.D., Economics, Cairo University, 2002
  • M.A., Economics, The American University in Cairo, 1990
  • B.A., Economics (Highest Honors), The American University in Cairo, 1985


  • Senior Financial Economist, Middle East and North Africa Department (MENA), The World Bank, Jul.2004-present
  • Associate Professor, Economics Department, British University in Egypt (BUE), Sep.2006-present
  • Associate Professor, Economics Department, The American University in Cairo (AUC), Oct.2002-present

Latest Publications:

  • Democracy and Egyptian Women’s Political Participation. United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). New York. 2007.
  • Investment Climate Assessment in Egypt, World Bank, Washington D.C. January 2007.
  • “Bank Privatization: The Case of Egypt”, in Economic Policy and Performance in the Middle East and North Africa, special issue of the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. Volume 46, Issue 5. December 2006.
Working Papers

Bank Privatization in Egypt

There is a worldwide growing effort to reforming and privatizing banking systems. The main motivation ... read more

Working Papers

Financial Leasing in MENA Region: An Analysis of Financial, Legal and Institutional Aspects

This paper assesses the financial leasing industry and its role in enhancing financial intermediation in ... read more


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