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Mohsin Khan

Resident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

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Expertise

Topics

Economic aspects of the Arab transitions , Economics, Foreign and economic assistance to Arab countries, IMF and international financial institutions , International Trade

Regions

Egypt, Gulf, Libya, Middle East, Tunisia, Yemen

Languages

Urdu
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Recent Activity

  • September 10, 2014
    Please join us on September 10, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a timely conversation on Egypt's economic future with Dr. Ahmed Galal, managing director of the Economic Research Forum and former finance minister of Egypt and Hariri
  • August 13, 2014
    The uprisings that swept the Arab world began with the overthrow of President Ben Ali of Tunisia in January 2011. Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen quickly emulated Tunisia’s example, giving hope to those countries’ citizens that major transformations were underway
  • August 08, 2014
    Monitor Global Outlook quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Mohsin Khan on the possible impact of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham on the Iraqi economy:
  • August 06, 2014
    As the jihadists of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), capture more and more territory in Iraq, the question on the minds of observers is what will become of the Iraqi state?
  • August 04, 2014
    As part of the budget for the current fiscal year 2014/2015, the Egyptian government took a bold step to reduce fuel subsidies on July 4. Gasoline prices were increased by an average of 42 percent, with the lowest octane gasoline
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Full Bio

Mohsin Khan is a resident 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.

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