Jamal Ibrahim Haidar is an assistant professor of economics at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and a Research Associate at the Middle East Initiative, Harvard University. He joined AUC after completing a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard University. He holds a PhD in economics from the Paris School of Economics, University of Paris-1 Pantheon Sorbonne (FR), a MA degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University (US) and a MSc degree in international finance from Cass Business School, City University London (UK). Previously, he worked at the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Monetary Fund, and Institute of International Finance in Washington DC. His fields of specialization are international economics and development economics. His research work has been featured in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, La Tribune, Le Monde, Project Syndicate, Foreign Policy, and other media outlets.