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27 February 2013

Take 15: Economics of the Arab Spring: Is Regional Integration MENA’s Best Option? (Video)

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Adeel Malik explains why he thinks regional economic integration and a strong private sector are essential to address the economic challenges, such as youth unemployment, facing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Malik, a lecturer in development economics at the University of Oxford, has written on the economics of the Arab spring for both academic publications and the popular press. He will be speaking on the “Economic Fragmentation of the Arab World” at this year’s Middle East Investment Conference, and his session will be streamed live online.

This episode of the Take 15 Series was originally released on 27 February 2013.


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About the Author(s)
Usman Hayat, CFA

Usman Hayat writes about sustainable, responsible, and impact investing and Islamic finance. He is the lead author of "Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues in Investing: A Guide for Investment Professionals," and the literature review, "Islamic Finance: Ethics, Concepts, Practice." He is interested in online learning and has directed three e-courses for CFA Institute: "ESG-100," "Islamic Finance Quiz," and "Residual Income Equity Valuation." The other topics he writes about are macroeconomics and behavioral finance. Previously, he was a content director at CFA Institute. He is a former executive director at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). He has experience working in securities regulation and as an independent consultant. His qualifications include the CFA charter, the FRM designation, an MBA, and an MA in Development Economics. His personal interests are reading and hiking.

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