By Aalaa Halaka The closing session of ERF’s 25th annual conference celebrated a number recently published books by ERF fellows. Dr Jeffrey Nugent from the University of Southern California talked to
By Aalaa Halaka “Data for research is like roads for a city, where you have to build a road despite not knowing who’s going to use the road and where they’re
By Aalaa Halaka Dr. Ishac Diwan is a visiting professor at SIPA Columbia University, and the chair d’excellence monde Arabe at Paris Sciences et Lettres. He was a discussant on the
By Romesh Day 3 of ERF’s 25th annual conference began with a plenary discussion of job-creating growth in the emerging global economy. Keynote speaker Lant Pritchett
By Aalaa Halaka Dr. Shireen Alazzawi is a lecturer at the economics department of the Leavey Business School, Santa Clara University. She chaired the 2nd plenary session of our 25th annual
By Aalaa Halaka Dr. Shahrokh Fardoust is a research professor at the Global Research Institute, College of William and Mary. He chaired the 2nd plenary session of our 25th annual conference
By Aalaa Halaka Dr. Albert G. Zeufack is chief economist for Africa at the World Bank. He was a panelist on the 1st plenary session
By Aalaa Halaka Dr. Xavier Briggs is the Vice President of the Ford Foundation. He was a panelist on the 1st plenary session of our
By Romesh Vaitilingam Day 2 of ERF’s 25 th annual conference began with a plenary discussion of the role of knowledge in the process of innovation in the new global economy.
By Aalaa Halaka Barbara Shenstone is the regional director of IDRC in MENA. She was a panelist on the 1st plenary session of our 25th
By Aalaa Halaka Sir Paul Collier, professor of economics and public policy at the Blavantik School of Government, University of Oxford, was our keynote speaker
By Aalaa Halaka Khalid Abu Ismail heads the economic development and poverty section at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA).
This Blog is written by Aalaa Halaka “Six months ago, I warned about the risk of a ‘new mediocre’—low growth for a long time. Today, we must prevent that
During the ERF 24th Annual Conference, Raed Safadi (Dubai Department of Economic Development) participated as discussant in a parallel session on international economics, focusing
Rabah Arzeki is the Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank. During the recent ERF 24th Annual Conference
Hadi Salehi Esfahani from the University of Illinois presented in the third and closing panel at the ERF 24th Annual Conference.