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ERF 27th Annual Conference: Plenary 1 - A Global Economic System in Turmoil

ERF 27th Annual Conference: Plenary 1 - A Global Economic System in Turmoil

While the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a severe economic crisis and recession at the world level, there is a higher-than-usual degree of uncertainty related to recovery. This is particularly more pronounced for the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) economies that are more dependent on oil exports and have a lower fiscal space. Thus, with decreasing oil prices, these two external shocks are likely to have a deep and long-lasting effect on the MENA countries and will put a halt on their progress in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Session Chair and Moderator:  Prof. Samir Makdisi, Chairman, ERF Board of Trustees
Welcome Remarks: H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Elbadawi, Economic Research Forum
Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Executive Director, IMF & ERF

Panelists:  
H.E. Dr. Hala Elsaid, Minister of Planning, and Economic Development - Egypt
Mr. Mounir Tabet, Deputy Executive Secretary, UN ESCWADr. Kamiar Mohaddes, University of Cambridge & ERF

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