4th Mena Trade


The 4th MENA Trade workshop has taken place on March 21-22, 2018 in Beit El Hikma, Carthage, Tunisia and it was concluded with two policy round tables in presence of leading researchers, policy makers and NGOs leaders.

The workshop is organized by the World Trade Organization Chair at Tunis Business School, University of Tunis in partnership with Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, Beit El Hikma and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies.

The main topics are global value chains (GVCs), trade agreements, firm competitiveness and informal trade.


Keynote speakers are:

Rym AyadiProfessor, HEC Montreal, Director of the International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance and EMNES Scientific CoordinatorAfif ChelbiPresident of the Council of Economic AnalysisLionel FontagnéProfessor of economics at the Paris School of Economics, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and Scientific Advisor at CEPII, in charge of Trade PolicyMarion JansenChief Economist in International Trade Centre (ITC)Bernard HoekmanRobert Shuman Chair, European University InstituteInma Martinez-ZarzozoProfessor of Economics, University of Göttingen and Mustapha Kamel NabliNABES Lab and Ex-Governor of the Tunisian Central Bank.


Paper presenters are:

Sonia Ben KhederWTO Chair at Tunis Business School and University of TunisSami Ben SassiBirmingham Business School, University of BirminghamMax GallienLondon School of EconomicsMatt HerbertFletcher School, Tufts UniversityAziz JaidUNECA, Rabat Regional OfficeAyhab SaadDoha School of Graduate Studies and Chahir ZakiCairo University.

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