Policy Changes for a More Prosperous Egypt

Sep 10, 2008Sep 11, 2008
<p align="left"> <font face="Times-Roman" size="2">Mercatus Center Board Room, George Mason University, Hazel Hall, 3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 450, Arlington VA 22201</font> </p>

Dr. Ramachandran will discuss some of the prospects and pitfalls for economic reform in Egypt, as well as the actual process of conducting large country studies and reports.  This lecture is aimed at both practitioners interested in the latest information on economic reform and academics, student and faculty, interested in the methodology of conducting large-scale research projects in the fields of development economics, institutional analysis, and public policy.

Dr. Ramachandran has been with the World Bank since 1988 and has worked in a variety of countries and regions, including Mexico, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.  During the East Asian economic crisis of 1997, he worked on an auction based system that would protect taxpayer interests while resolving the debts of firms and nations affected by the crisis and has worked in the World Bank’s Operations Evaluation Department.  Dr. Ramachandran was part of the core group of researchers who published Economic Growth in the 1990s: Learning from a Decade of Reform and contributed chapters dealing with regulation, privatization finance, and other topics.  He recently completed Development Policy Review report on Egypt.

Dr. Ramachandran holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University, and M.B.A. from the University of Delhi, an M.S. in Economics from the London School of Economics, and an M.B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.