Title: Chief Economist
Bio: Caroline Freund was the former Chief Economist in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank. Ms. Freund has also worked at the IMF and the Federal Reserve Board. Ms. Freund has worked on economic growth, international trade, and international finance. Her work covers the developing world and transition countries. Ms. Freund is the author of numerous academic and policy papers on international trade, development, and current account adjustment. Her work has appeared in journals such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of International Economics. She is well known for her theoretical and empirical work on regionalism, highlighting potential gains, and for identifying cutoffs and characteristics of current account adjustment. Ms. Freund is ranked among the top 5% of economists by RePec and is in the top 100 female economists. She is on the board of the Economic Research Forum headquartered in Cairo, the Gender Economic Research and Policy Analysis, and on the editorial board of the World Bank Economic Review and a member of the Center for Economic Policy Research. Ms. Freund holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.
- Finding the trend in transition
- The surprising rates of depression among MENA’s women
- Our Blog 2012: What did MENA view in Arabic, English, and French?
- Beware the macroeconomic iceberg hiding in unchartered political waters
- Why jobless? The growth pattern
- Level 4 Uncertainty
- Enabling employment miracles
- ERF takes on corruption
- Hope and fear in transition
- Ask the experts! Upcoming MENA Forum on Economic and Political Transitions
- Women in transition
- Quick win for government accountability
- Infrastructure for Jobs in Tough Times
- Corruption not in the culture
- The market score on Egypt's elections and revolution
- Subsidies, loss aversion, and lessons from Iran
- What are Arabs searching for?
- Unemployment: The Mediterranean effect
- Small & medium sized enterprises: not a silver bullet for growth and job creation
- Building for growth, not elites
- Transitions can be good for growth
- Data for development