Mr. Abdel-Khalek, Professor of Economics at Cairo University and former Minister of Solidarity and Social Justice in Egypt's post-revolutionary Government, will share his insights on Macroeconomic and Financial Governance on the Road to 2015, at the plenary session to be held on 24 June 2013 - the first day of the UNCTAD Public Symposium in Geneva.
Mr. Abdel-Khalek holds a PhD from McMaster University, Canada. In addition to serving as an advisor to various national organizations in Egypt, he has served as international consultant for the United Nations (Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Development Programme, and United Nations University), and for the Population Council and the International Development Research Centre, and also as senior expert at the World Bank.
Mr. Abdel-Khalek was a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, and a visiting professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California and Rutgers University, where he taught Theory of International Trade, Economic Development of the Middle East and the Global Financial Crisis.
His publications include World Economic Crises, Industry and Industrialization in Egypt, Macropolicies for Poverty Reduction, Domestic Debt Sustainability, The Political Economy of Income Distribution in Egypt, and Stabilization and Adjustment Policies and Programmes. His articles and book reviews include Cairo Papers in the Social Sciences, Economic Development and Cultural Change, L'Egypte Contemporaine, Energy Economics, Journal of Developing Societies and Social Problems. His book titled Stabilization and Adjustment in Egypt: Reform or De-Industrialization (Edward Elgar, 2001) has been translated into Arabic.
Mr. Abdel-Khalek is winner of the State Prize for Achievement in Social Sciences (2005), Fulbright Visiting Research Scholarships (1988/1989 and 2002/2003) and University Research Award (1985). His research interests include globalization and financial crises, macro policies for poverty reduction, debt sustainability, economic reform and industrialization policies, and democracy and development.