Zouhour Karray - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Zouhour Karray

Policy Affiliates

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Tunis


Areas of Interest:

  • Industrial Organization
  • International Economics
  • Private Sector Development, Value Chain and Competitiveness

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Toulouse I, 2001
  • Master, Industrial Economics and Employment, University of Toulouse I, 1996.
  • Bachelor, Economics in economics, University of Economics and Management of Sfax, Tunisia, 1995.

Experience:

  • Professor, Department of Economics, Higher School of Economics and Commercial Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis (2012-Present)
  • Member of the Minister’s Office (Advisor) with Minister of Economic and Finance (Feb 2014-Jan 2015, in charge of Coordination and Monitoring of the Project on development model design and the new economic vision including teams from involved ministries) and the with Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation (Feb – May 2015, in charge of the preparation of the guideline for the strategic development plan 2016-2020.
  • Trade-Economist Consultant with the World Bank Group (Dec 2015-Present) in charge of technical advice, coordination and monitoring related to the implementation of multiples development projects
  • Head of Master of Quantitative Economics of Industry and Networks, FSEG, Nabeul, University of Carthage (2010-2012) Development, Investment and International Cooperation

Latest Publications:

  • KARRAY Zouhour (2016), “Boosting World Trade in Tunisia and Egypt by Cutting Non-Tariff Barriers: Better Imports for Better Exports”, ERF Policy Brief No. 14 | June
  • KARRAY Zouhour, BEN GHORBEL Wiem (2014), “Les déterminants internes et externes de l’innovation : cas des entreprises manufacturières en Tunisie”, in M. Hattab-Christmann, A. Isla et C. Vautier (eds.), La crise du capitalisme financiarisé. Mélanges en l’honneur de François Morin, Presses de l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole.
  • GHALI Sofiane, ZITOUNA Habib, KARRAY Zouhour and DRISS Slim (2013) “Trade, Transaction Costs and TFP: Evidence from Tunisia and Egypt”, ERF Working Paper, No 807.
  • GHALI Sofiane and KARRAY Zouhour (2013) “Trade and R&D Externalities: Impact on the Cost of Production of the Tunisian Manufacturing Sector”, ERF Working Paper, No 801.

 

Policy Briefs

Boosting World Trade in Tunisia and Egypt by Cutting Non-Tariff Barriers Better Imports for Better Exports

In a nutshell Egypt and Tunisia have embraced trade liberalization which has helped them establish a ... read more


Working Papers

Regional Growth in Tunisia: Economic Geography Forces and Industrial Structure

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explain regional growth and agglomeration of industrial activities in ... read more


Working Papers

Innovation and R&D Investment of Tunisian Firms: A Two-Regime Model with Selectivity Correction

Abstract The purpose of the paper is to produce new empirical evidence regarding the determinants of ... read more


Working Papers

Inequality and Spatial Disparities in Tunisia

Abstract The purpose of the paper is to analyze spatial disparities between Tunisian’s “délégations” by making ... read more


Working Papers

Trade and R&D Externalities: Impact on the Cost of Production of the Tunisian Manufacturing Sector

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a suitable methodology for estimating the extent ... read more


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