Sahar Tohamy - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Sahar Tohamy

Policy Affiliates

Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University Emory

Areas of Interest:

  • Trade
  • Development Economics
  • Public Finance


  • Ph.D., Economics,Emory University, Georgia, 1997
  • B.A., Economics, The American University in Cairo, Egypt,1988


  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University Emory – Department of Economics Sep 2016 – Present
  • Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Aug 2014 – Dec 2015
  • Egypt Network for Integrated Development May 2012 – July 2014
  • Economic Advisor to Minister of Housing and Utilities, Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development, Egypt
  • Senior Macroeconomist, ATR Project, Apr. 2002 – Apr.2006
  • Principal Economist, Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES), Jan. 2001 – Apr. 2002

Latest Publications:

  • Tohamy, Sahar (2005), Competitiveness of Tourism in the Arab World: Growth Potential and Challenges Facing the Industry. Background Paper for the Tourism Competitiveness Report for Arab Countries, Arab Planning Institute, Kuwait. (in Arabic)
  • Tohamy, Sahar (2004), Risk Assessment and Science-Based Measures in the WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: Analyzing Egypt’s Compliance, Assistance for Trade Reform Project, a Joint Project between the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Industry and USAID. (with John, F. Landos, consultant for Nathans Associates, Inc.)
  • Tohamy, Sahar and Doha Abdel Hamid (2004), Fiscal Autonomy and Accountability in Local Government, background paper and chapter 4 in Egypt Human Development Report 2004, Choosing Decentralization for Good Governance, Ministry of Planning and UNDP.

Working Papers

Economic Liberalization and Privatization: Egypt and Hungary

Abstract In this paper the background and recent economic reforms in Hungary and Egypt are compared. ... read more


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