Annual Central Bank Conference on Development Economics in the Middle East and North Africa


The Regional Research Network of Central Banks in the MENA region brings together research departments of MENA central banks. It is chaired by the World Bank Group's Chief Economist for the MENA region. The network includes representatives from the Central Bank of Djibouti, the Central Bank of Egypt, the Central Bank of Jordan, the Bank of Lebanon, Bank Al-Maghrib, the Palestinian Monetary Authority, and the Central Bank of Tunisia. It aims to increase the influential role of research in policymaking and to strengthen collaboration among researchers at the World Bank, central banks, and universities in the MENA region.

2nd Annual Central Bank Conference on Development Economics in the Middle East and North Africa


The deadline for submitting a complete paper is November 5, 2022

On behalf of the MENA Regional Research Network (RRN), the Office of the Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank, in collaboration with the Saudi Central Bank, is inviting submissions for its 2nd Annual Conference on Development Economics in MENA. The theme of the conference is "Inflation Dynamics During Uncertain Times: The Path Toward Stable And Sustainable Recovery”. The conference will be in hybrid format in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on January 31 and February 1, 2023. The sessions will feature paper presentations, a keynote lecture, and a high-level policy panel.

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First Annual Central Bank Conference on Development Economics in the Middle East and North Africa


The Regional Research Network of Central Bank Research Departments of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) welcomes submissions of research papers to be presented at the 1st Annual Conference on Development Economics in MENA. The theme of the conference is "Macroeconomic Policy: Innovation and Challenges during Uncertain Times."

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