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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August 21, 2015The 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…
March 13, 2015Morocco World News highlights "Morocco's Gradual Political and Economic Transition," an Atlantic Council report by Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Mohsin Khan and Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran:
March 12, 2015In contrast to popular uprisings throughout the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, Morocco has emerged relatively unscathed, avoiding destabilizing political upheaval or economic impact. The case of Morocco has surprised many observers because its weak and problematic social,…
March 04, 2015Middle East Institute quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Mohsin Khan on Egypt's economic difficulties and the need for foreign investment:
February 25, 2015Bloomberg 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:
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.