The African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium is an initiative aimed at positioning African experts to take a leadership role in the study of strategic development questions and the broader agricultural growth and policy debate facing African countries.
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Dr. Chahir Zaki is a citizen of Egypt and has been an AGRODEP member since April 2011. He recently co-authored AGRODEP Working Paper No. 37, "Why Can't MENA Countries Trade More?" with Fida Karam. Chahir is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Cairo University. In this position, Chahir teaches and conducts research on trade policy. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, an M.A. in Economics from Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne. His area of specialization is development economics. His research interests include international trade, trade policy, trade in services, computable general equilibrium modeling, and gravity models.