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Amirah El-Haddad

German Institute of Development and Sustainability

Amirah El-Haddad is a senior economist at the German Development Institute (DIE) and Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences (FEPS), Cairo University. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park (2005), during which time she also worked for the World Bank. She is a Research Fellow of the Economic Research Forum and serves on the board of several organizations. El-Haddad specializes in industrial organization, industrial policy, wage inequality, and the political economy of the Arab World in general and of Egypt in particular. She has published on firm behavior, dispute resolution in the textiles and clothing industry, and gender wage discrimination. She recently published on the Social Contract in World Development, on the link between informality and inequality in Applied Economics, and on the welfare effects of institutional and regulatory reform in public utilities (especially in telecoms) in the Journal of Development Effectiveness and Utilities Policy.

In 2012-2014 she was Visiting Professor at the departments of Economics and Public Policy and Administration at the American University in Cairo. El-Haddad was visiting scholar at AYSPS, Georgia State University, the USA in 2011 and has given a series of lectures at Stanford University, the USA in 2015.
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