Skip to main content

Nasser Saidi

Nasser Saidi

5 commentaries

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.

Sort by: Show:
  1. The Arab World’s Perfect COVID-19 Storm
    saidi5_ FAYEZ NURELDINEAFP via Getty Images_saudiarabiagascoronavirus Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images

    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
    saidi4_KHALIL MAZRAAWI_AFP_Getty Images KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images

    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?
    Beruit Skyline Anwar Amro/Getty Images

    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
    saidi2_Fayez Nureldine_AFP_Getty Images_saudi plan Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

    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
    oil AFP/Getty Images

    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.

  1. neier64_ALEXANDER NEMENOVAFP via Getty Images_putinbrezhnev Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images

    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
  2. delong249_guoyaGetty Images_economicpie guoya/Getty Images

    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
  3. op_anheier13_CHRISTOF STACHEAFP via Getty Images_scholzbaerbockhabecklindner Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images

    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
  4. coyle29_ Frank Rumpenhorstpicture alliance via Getty Images_chatgpt Frank Rumpenhorst/picture alliance via Getty Images

    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
  5. nye238_Kevin DietschGetty Images_biden kishida Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
  6. zhang59_JADE GAOAFP via Getty Images_chinahousing Jade Gao/AFP via Getty Images

    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
  7. BP inflation hawks China News Service / Contributor via Getty Images

    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

  8. boly1_Giovanni MereghettiUCGUniversal Images Group via Getty Images_agriculture rwanda Giovanni Mereghetti/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
  9. borrell19_ FADEL SENNAAFP via Getty Images_ukrainewar Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images

    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.