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Rabah Arezki

Nonresident Fellow - Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative

Rabah Arezki is a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution in Africa Growth Initiative of the Global Economy and Development program and is the Chief of the Commodities Unit in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

He is also affiliated with several other institutions including the African Economic Research Consortium, the University of Oxford, and the CESIFO. He has over 10 years of experience in research and economic policy. During his career at the Fund, he has worked in the Africa, Fiscal Affairs, Middle East and Central Asia Departments and the IMF Institute. He has led and participated in various IMF missions such as surveillance, program, training and technical assistance throughout Africa, and the Middle East. He has also led and co-authored several country reports and multilateral surveillance documents including the World Economic Outlook. He has taught economic policy extensively at IMF regional training centers throughout Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Middle East as well as at academic institutions in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Rabah has written on natural resources, infrastructure, institutions and human capital. He has published widely in academic and other journals, including the Economic Journal, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, the European Economic Review, the World Bank Economic Review, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and World Development. He has also been cited frequently in leading magazines and newspapers, including The Economist, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Le Monde, Les Echos, El Mundo, Il Sole 24 Ore and AllAfrica. He is also a frequent contributor to Finance and Development magazine and he is the Editor of the IMF Research Bulletin.

He has co-edited two books published by the International Monetary Fund. The first is entitled Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources and was published in 2011. The second co-edited book on "Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries" was published in 2012. He has also served as guest Editor for several special issues including of the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Money Credit and Banking and Oxford Economic Papers. He obtained his M.Sc. from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique in Paris, France and his PhD from the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy.

Rabah Arezki is a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution in Africa Growth Initiative of the Global Economy and Development program and is the Chief of the Commodities Unit in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

He is also affiliated with several other institutions including the African Economic Research Consortium, the University of Oxford, and the CESIFO. He has over 10 years of experience in research and economic policy. During his career at the Fund, he has worked in the Africa, Fiscal Affairs, Middle East and Central Asia Departments and the IMF Institute. He has led and participated in various IMF missions such as surveillance, program, training and technical assistance throughout Africa, and the Middle East. He has also led and co-authored several country reports and multilateral surveillance documents including the World Economic Outlook. He has taught economic policy extensively at IMF regional training centers throughout Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Middle East as well as at academic institutions in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Rabah has written on natural resources, infrastructure, institutions and human capital. He has published widely in academic and other journals, including the Economic Journal, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, the European Economic Review, the World Bank Economic Review, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and World Development. He has also been cited frequently in leading magazines and newspapers, including The Economist, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Le Monde, Les Echos, El Mundo, Il Sole 24 Ore and AllAfrica. He is also a frequent contributor to Finance and Development magazine and he is the Editor of the IMF Research Bulletin.

He has co-edited two books published by the International Monetary Fund. The first is entitled Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources and was published in 2011. The second co-edited book on “Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries” was published in 2012. He has also served as guest Editor for several special issues including of the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Money Credit and Banking and Oxford Economic Papers. He obtained his M.Sc. from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique in Paris, France and his PhD from the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy.

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