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Frontiers in Big Data Analyses on Economic Reforms: The Case of Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

September 24, 2020

Virtual

MULTIMEDIA

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As part of the World Bank MENA Chief Economist Rabah Arezki's webinar series, join a live discussion with the World Bank Vice President Ferid Belhaj and Professor of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School Tarek Masoud, and other notable speakers on how new and social media can be used to support economic reforms in the Gulf region, especially as the region lacks data resources.

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  • Opening Remarks
    Ferid Belhaj, MENA Regional Vice President, The World Bank
    Tarek Masoud, Professor of Public Policy and Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School

    Big Data and Reform Analysis
    Ha Nguyen, Office of the Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank

    Stock-Taking of Economic Reforms in MENA and the GCC
    Samira Kalla, Université Evry Val Essonne, Paris-Saclay
    Ha Nguyen, Office of the Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank

    Ownership of Economic Reforms in the GCC: Insights from News and Social Media
    Ivan Yotzov, University of Warwick
    Abdulla Saif, Harvard Kennedy School
    Oussama Belmejdoub, Quant-cube Technology

    The Way Forward
    Issam Abousleiman, Country Director for the GCC, The World Bank
    Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank