Lecture by Dr. Magda Kandil, Executive Director and Director of Research, Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES)

Dr. Magda Kandil is the current Executive Director and Director of Research of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES). Previously, she worked with the IMF where she held the positions of Advisor to the Executive Director and Senior Economist. She was also a visiting scholar at the IMF Institute & Research Department. Dr. Kandil has undertaken several academic and professional activities at various institutions, including Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Washington State University, Southern Illinois University and the Justus-Liebig Universitat, Giessen, Germany

Dr. Kandil received several awards, including three citations of excellence for the highest quality rating by ANBAR Electronic Intelligence. In 2000, she was ranked 344th among the top 500 economists in the world. In 2011, she was ranked 29 (top 1 percent, based on number of journal pages weighted by the number of authors, using data from 26675 authors. She is member of the American Economic Association, Canadian Economic Association, Arab Society for Economic Research and the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran, and Turkey (ERF), where she was elected as the first woman chair of ERF Research Fellows.

She has published extensively on various topics such as debt accumulation, public spending, price flexibility, exchange rate fluctuations, and macroeconomic policies. Dr. Kandil received her Ph.D. in economics from the Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

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