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Flags of the GCC States flying in West Bay in Doha, Qatar in 2006.

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Workshop - Open to the Public

Frontiers in Big Data Analyses on Economic Reforms: The Case of Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Thu., Sep. 24, 2020 | 8:00am - 11:00am


This virtual workshop, co-hosted by the Office of the Chief Economist - Middle East and North Africa, World Bank, will feature MEI Senior Fellow  Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank, Ferid Belhaj, Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank, MEI Faculty Director Tarek Masoud, Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School, Ha Nguyen, Senior Economist, MENA Chief Economist’s Office, World Bank, and others.

In this photo released by the Lebanese Government, President Michel Aoun, center, and government ministers wear masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus, while attending a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut.

Lebanon Virus Outbreak

Seminar - Open to the Public

Coping with a Dual Shock: COVID-19 and Oil Prices

Fri., Apr. 10, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:30am


A webinar with Rabah Arezki, the Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA) at the World Bank and a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Initiative. Previously, Rabah Arezki was the Chief of the Commodities Unit in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund and a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is also an external research associate at the University of Oxford, a resource person for the African Economic Research Consortium and a research fellow at the Economic Research Forum.

Moderated by MEI Faculty Chair, Professor Tarek Masoud.

This seminar was conducted via Zoom Webinar, and live streamed on Facebook.