The current low oil price environment, in part driven by the US shale oil revolution, has important macroeconomic implications for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This column reports research evidence on its likely impact on both oil-exporting and oil-importing countries in the region.
Mehdi RaissiInternational Monetary Fund
Mehdi Raissi is an Economist at the International Monetary Fund. His main research interests are Macro-Financial Linkages, Energy Economics, DSGE and GVAR Modelling and Heterogeneous Panels He obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge in 2011.