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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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…
March 24, 2016Khan Quoted by al Ahram on the Economics and Politics in the Middle East in the post-Arab Spring Era
March 21, 2016
March 11, 2016
February 17, 2016There is consensus both within and outside Egypt that a devaluation of the Egyptian pound is imminent. The question is not if there will be a devaluation, but when. The general view is that it is only a matter of…
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.