Although the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region had been enjoying a decade of relatively high growth just prior to the Arab Spring, the fruits of prosperity remained unequally distributed. This column examines countries’ inability to ignite structural change and start shifting their large and young labour force towards well-paid jobs in the key sectors of a modern economy.
Hanan MorsyEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Dr. Hanan Morsy is the Lead Economist in charge of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Previously, she was a Senior Economist at the International Monitory Fund. Her research focuses on topics related to International Finance, Macroeconomics and Fiscal Policies, Development and Growth. She received her PhD. in Economics from The George Washington University. She is an ERF Research Fellow.