Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
TopicsEconomic aspects of the Arab transitions , Economics, Foreign and economic assistance to Arab countries, IMF and international financial institutions , International Trade
RegionsEgypt, Gulf, Libya, Middle East, Tunisia, Yemen
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June 19, 2016
June 17, 2016
June 16, 2016Political instability, insecurity seen hurting foreign investment, tourism The Egyptian economy is “in the doldrums” as a result of political instability and insecurity that have led to inconsistent economic policies and depressed foreign investment, said Mohsin Khan, a nonresident senior…
May 10, 2016
April 28, 2016Since the January 2011 uprising, the Egyptian economy has been floundering. Economic growth has averaged a dismal 2.5 percent a year, the average unemployment rate has been close to 13 percent, with youth unemployment reaching 35-40 percent, and inflation in…
Full BioMohsin Khan is a nonresident senior fellow in the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East focusing on the economic dimensions of transition in the Middle East and North Africa.
Dr. Khan was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Previously he was the director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This department is responsible for monitoring macroeconomic developments and providing policy advice to thirty-two countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, and for advising IMF management and Executive Board on country-specific and regional matters. He holds degrees from Columbia University (MA) and the London School of Economics (BSc and PhD).
Dr. Khan's publications cover macroeconomic and monetary policies in developing countries, economic growth, international trade and finance, Islamic banking, Middle East oil markets, exchange rates, and IMF programs. He has edited seven books, published numerous articles in major economics journals, and serves on the editorial boards of ten academic journals. In 2003 he was awarded the Islamic Development Bank Prize in Islamic Economics for outstanding contributions to the field.