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The Economics of the Middle East and North Africa

  • 02 - 03 Jun 2016
  • London, UK
  • EBRD and CEPR

The EBRD’s Office of the Chief Economist is co-organising its first annual EBRD Research Symposium on ‘The Economics of the Middle East and North Africa’, together with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the journal Economics of Transition.

The symposium will be held 02- 03 June 2016 at the EBRD’s headquarters in London.

In light of the increasing importance of the region (Southern and Eastern Mediterranean - SEMED) for Europe and the EBRD, and the dramatic transformations in many SEMED countries, the Symposium will bring together leading researchers to present their recent work.

Two keynote speakers include:

The programme features eight papers, covering topics including job creation, migration, trade, political connections and the role of religion.

Recordings of the keynote speeches will available shortly after the event via YouTube.

This event is free to attend, register by contacting Lucie Newman by 30 May.

In case you are interested in interviewing senior EBRD representatives please contact:

We can also try to facilitate interviews with the main external speakers.

Follow the discussion live on Twitter #EBRDsemed.

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