Dr Hanan Morsy is the Lead Economist in charge of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Prior to joining the EBRD, she spent 9 years with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), working across different departments including, Fiscal Affairs, Middle East and Central Asia, European, and Monetary and Capital Markets as well as Advisor to Executive Director. Dr. Morsy also worked as an Economic Consultant for a global management consulting firm implementing public finance reform project in Egypt. She is a Board of Trustee Member at the London Middle East Institute and a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum. Her research interests and publications include youth unemployment and inequality, impact of structural reforms on growth and productivity, exchange rate and competitiveness, financial crisis contagion, sudden capital stops, inflation, and fiscal vulnerability and debt. She holds a PhD in Economics from the George Washington University, a Masters degree in Economics from University of California at Davis, and a Bachelor degree from the American University in Cairo.