Chahir Zaki

Chahir Zaki

Chaired Professor of Economics, University of Orléans

Chahir Zaki is a chaired professor of economics at the University of Orléans and a research fellow at Laboratoire d’Economie d’Orléans. In this position, Chahir holds the Chair on Environmental and Mineral Economics (CEME) where he teaches and conducts research on trade, environment, natural resources and macroeconomics. He is also a professor of economics at Cairo University (on leave). Previously, he was the director of the French section at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science. He was also the Chair Holder of the World Trade Organization Chair Program at Cairo University. Currently, Chahir is also a research fellow at the Economic Research Forum (Cairo, Egypt) and a consultant for several international organizations (the World Bank, IFPRI and the International Trade Center). He is also the director of Egypt’s pole of the Euro-Mediterranean and African Network for Economic Studies (EMANES), a member of the experts’ panel of the Euro-Mediterranean Economic Association, and an elected-board member of the Middle East Economic Association. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, an M.A. in Economics from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. He has written numerous studies published in refereed journals on international trade, environment, trade policy, trade in services, applied economics, and macroeconomic modeling.

Areas of Interest:
  • Trade Policy
  • International Economics
  • Inequality and Poverty Reduction
  • Computable General Equilibrium Models
  • Trade Facilitation
  • Gravity Models
Education:
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and Paris School of Economics, 2010
  • M.A (DEA), International Economics University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, with high distinction, 2006
  • BA, Economics, Cairo University, 2005
Experience:
  • Junior Chair Professor of Economics, University of Orleans, 2023 - Present
  • Professor, Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 2022
  • Associate Professor, Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 2016-2022
  • Director of the French Section, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 2016-Present
  • Lead Economist (part time), Economic Research Forum, 2017-Present
  • Director of the Masters of Economic Development-Cairo, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Cairo University, 2018 - present
Latest Publications:
  • Guillin, A., Rabaud, I. and Zaki, C. (2023) “Does the Depth of Trade Agreements Matter for Trade in Services?”, The World Economy (forthcoming).
  • Farag, M. and Zaki, C. (2023) “On the Economic and Political Determinants of Trade in Natural Gas” The World Economy (forthcoming).
  • Hegazi, N. Noureldin, D. and Zaki, C. (2023) “What Drives Business Cycles in Egypt? An Analysis of Coincident and Leading Indicators”, Review of Middle East Economics and Finance (forthcoming).
When Trade Agreements Matter for the Environment in the MENA Region

Areas of Interest: Trade Policy International Economics Inequality and Poverty Reduction Computable General Equilibrium Models Trade Facilitation Gravity... Read More

January, 2024

Policy Briefs
GVC and Innovation: Evidence from MENA Firm-Level Data

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November, 2023

Working Papers
Trade, Food Security and the War in Ukraine: The Cases of Egypt and Sudan

Areas of Interest: Trade Policy International Economics Inequality and Poverty Reduction Computable General Equilibrium Models Trade Facilitation Gravity... Read More

November, 2023

Working Papers
Trade, Food Security and the War in Ukraine: The Cases of Egypt and Sudan

Areas of Interest: Trade Policy International Economics Inequality and Poverty Reduction Computable General Equilibrium Models Trade Facilitation Gravity... Read More

November, 2023

Policy Briefs
MEDJ – ERF Middle East Development Journal: June 2023

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June, 2023

ERF Journal
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The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in MENA Region
The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in MENA Region

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2020-05-01

Peace-Building and reconstruction in conflict affected Arab countries
Foundations for Post Conflict Growth Agenda in the MENA Region

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2020-03-01

From Fragility to Resilience: Avoiding the Failed State Trap and the Road Ahead for Algeria, Iraq and Sudan
Mitigation and Adaptation to Impact of Climate Change in MENA Countries

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2020-01-01

For Transregional Research on Private Sector Development, Digitization and Disruptive Technologies
Inter-Regional Comparison for the Implications of Digitalization and Disruptive Technologies for Sustainable Growth

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2020-01-01

Post Conflict Contexts for Rigorous Political Economy Analysis and for Advocacy of Sustainable Reconstruction
Conflict, Peace building and Post Conflict Transition in War Afflicted Arab Countries

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2018-09-01

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The Impact of the War in Ukraine: Food Security and Compounding Development Challenges

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Sep 19, 2023

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ERF 29th Annual Conference – Parallel Sessions

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May 04, 2023

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Policy Dialogue on the Impact of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on Children and Vulnerable Households in Egypt

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Dec 05, 2022

Webinars
Dissemination of the Second Regional Report on Jobs and Growth in North Africa (2018 -21): Developments through the COVID-19 Era

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Oct 24, 2022

Webinars
Conflict and Post Conflict Transition to Peace Building and Development in War-Afflicted Arab Countries

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Sep 19, 2022

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