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Nasser Saidi

Nasser Saidi

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Nasser Saidi, former Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Center, has served as a vice governor of the Bank of Lebanon and as Lebanon’s Minister of the Economy and Industry. He is the author, most recently, of the OECD report Corporate Governance in the MENA Countries.

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  1. The Arab World’s Perfect COVID-19 Storm
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    The Arab World’s Perfect COVID-19 Storm

    Mar 24, 2020 Nasser Saidi says the current global pandemic and collapsing energy prices will push the region's economies into recession.

  2. A New Approach to MENA’s Refugee Crisis
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    A New Approach to MENA’s Refugee Crisis

    Jul 10, 2018 Nasser Saidi thinks current strategies to aid the displaced in the Middle East and North Africa are perpetuating suffering.

  3. Can Lebanon Escape the Resource Curse?
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    Can Lebanon Escape the Resource Curse?

    Nov 3, 2016 Nasser Saidi says the country could transform itself with oil and gas production if it adopts key reforms now.

  4. Saudi Arabia’s Shock Therapy
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    Saudi Arabia’s Shock Therapy

    Sep 27, 2016 Nasser Saidi describes the complicated transition to a post-oil economy now confronting the Kingdom.

  5. Cheap Oil’s Silver Lining for the Gulf
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    Cheap Oil’s Silver Lining for the Gulf

    Apr 22, 2016 Nasser Saidi says that now is an ideal opportunity for GCC countries to launch comprehensive economic reforms.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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