ERF’s annual conference has become the premier regional event for economists of the Middle East. This column previews the 2018 conference, to be held in Cairo in July, where the main theme will be the challenges for the region of the likelihood of a relatively sustained period of low oil prices as well as disruptive cyclical movements around the long-term price trend – the so-called ‘new normal’ in the global economy. Special sessions will also discuss the challenges of inequality; climate change and environmental damage; and solidarity, economy and social justice.
Ibrahim ElbadawiEconomic Research Forum
Ibrahim Elbadawi is the Managing Director of the Economic Research Forum. His areas of research include Macroeconomic Policy, Foreign Exchange Rate Policy and Labor Market. He received his PhD in Statistics and Economics from North Carolina State University, USA in 1983.