Paul Rivlin is an economist and Senior Research Fellow at the MDC for Middle Eastern and African Studies. He is also a visiting professor at the IDC, Herzliya. He studied at Cambridge, London and Harvard Universities and is the author of five books: The Dynamics of Economic Policy Making in Egypt; The Israeli Economy; Economic Policy and Performance in the Arab World; Arab Economies in the Twenty First Century and The Israeli Economy from the Founding of the State to the Twenty-First Century as well as monographs, papers, reports and contributions to books on economic development in the Middle East, international energy markets, defense and trade economics. He has taught courses on Middle East economics at London and Ben Gurion Universities and has been a visiting professor at Emory University. Dr. Rivlin co-authors and edits Iqtisadi, the Center’s monthly publication on the Middle East Economy, which is published in both Hebrew and English.