Mohsin Khan

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

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


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


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Recent Activity

  • November 17, 2015
    Recent movements in the exchange rate have generated considerable commentary and speculation in the media  and the public about what’s going on with the Egyptian pound and where it is headed. Historically, Egyptian policymakers, and in particular the Central Bank
  • November 09, 2015
    Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Mohsin Khan writes for The Cipher Brief on the benefits of increased trade between India and Pakistan: 
  • November 06, 2015
    The National quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Mohsin Khan and Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on economic reform in a post-revolution Tunisia:
  • October 09, 2015
    Read the Issue Brief (PDF)The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, a civil society group comprising the Tunisian General Labor Union; the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade, and Handicrafts; the Tunisian Human Rights League; and the Tunisian
  • August 21, 2015
    The lack of jobs was one of the most important factors in creating the conditions for the uprising in January 2011 in Tunisia that launched the so-called Arab Spring. In the decade 2000-2010, with the economy growing at an average
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Full Bio

Mohsin 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.