Karima Korayem

Karima Korayem

Professor / Al-Azhar University, EGYPT

Karima Korayem is professor of economics, at the Faculty of Commerce (Girls), Al-Azhar University.

She earned her Ph.D. in economics at the McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

She has served as consultant to several organizations such as the UN, the World Bank, IDRC, and the League of Arab States. She has contributed to more than 60 international and national publications on development issues like poverty, income distribution, globalization, and economic policies.

Her more recent publications include:

  • 'Poverty Assessment in Low-, Medium- and High-income Arab Countries: Yemen, Egypt and Bahrain', Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 2014.
    (An earlier version of the study (in Arabic) was published in Omran Journal, the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar, Summer 2012, No.1).

  • 'Poverty in Secular and Islamic Economics; Conceptualization and Poverty Alleviation Policy, with Reference to Egypt' (co-author Neemat Mashhour), in Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economics, Online Journal, Volume 16, Number 1, May 2014.

  • 'Food Subsidy and the Social Assistance Program in Egypt; Targeting and Efficiency Assessment', Middle East Economic Association (MEEA), Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economics, Online Journal, Vol.15, No.1, May 2013.

Karima is also author of the book Structural Adjustment, Stabilization Policies, and the Poor in Egypt (American University in Cairo Press), and co-author of  Poverty and Social Exclusion in the Mediterranean (CROP Publications, with Maria Petmesidou).


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