Ahmed Galal

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"Ahmed Galal joined CIGI’s International Board of Governors in 2003. Currently, he is managing director of the Economic Research Forum. Previously, he was executive director and director of research of the Egyptian Centre for Economic Studies (ECES), and he held the same position in 1996 and 1997, while on leave from the World Bank. He helped shape the character of ECES as a credible and objective voice for change in Egypt.

"Dr. Galal has been on the staff of the World Bank since 1984. During this long tenure, he served as an industrial economist in the Europe, Middle East and North Africa region, as senior then principal economist at the research arm of the Bank, and as economic adviser at the private sector development department. His work combined the conduct of research on different issues as well as the formulation of policy advice to several countries in Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

"Dr. Galal has published extensively on issues such as privatization, regulation of monopolies, trade and monetary policies. His better-known books include: Welfare of Selling Public Enterprises, Bureaucrats in Business and Regional Partners in Global Markets. He has also published numerous journal articles and chapters in books. Concerned with public discourse, Mr. Galal also writes occasionally in newspapers and magazines, both in English and Arabic.

"An Egyptian national, Dr. Galal holds a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University. His research interests are unemployment, regional integration and the informal sector." [1]

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  1. Ahmed Galal, Centre for International Governance Innovation, accessed December 3, 2011.