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

  • February 25, 2015
    Bloomberg quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Mohsin Khan on how the deteriorating economic situation in Yemen could lead to an even worse political crisis:
  • November 13, 2014
    Bloomberg quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Mohsin Khan on plans by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham to produce the group's own money:
  • October 12, 2014
    Emerging Markets quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Mohsin Khan on economic challenges in the Middle East: 
  • 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
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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.