IfAD Public Talk Series

Our speakers are leading national and international experts and policymakers who talk about the economic and development issues, challenges, and opportunities of our time. The talks are open to general audience, and all are encouraged to attend.

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Speaker:Rabah Arezki, Harvard University
Time: 12:30-1:45 PM AM (AZ), 22 September 2022


Dr. Arezki is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. He is former Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank Group. He was also the Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank. He was also the Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank. Prior to that he was the Chief of the Commodities and Environment at the International Monetary Fund. His research covers a wide array of topics including the macro-development of resource rich countries, energy and the environment, the economics of Africa and the Middle East, institutions, human capital, innovation and economic growth. His work has been cited extensively in prominent media outlets such as the Economist. He is also a frequent contributor to Project Syndicate, VoxEU, Finance and Development, and Jeune Afrique. Dr. Arezki received his M.S. from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique in Paris, M.A. from the University of Paris-1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Ph.D. in economics from the European University Institute.

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