Magda E. Kandil

International Monetary Fund, USA


Magda E. Kandil works currently as the Executive Director and Director of Research of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES). Previously, she worked with the IMF where she held the positions of Advisor to the Executive Director and Senior Economist. She was also a visiting scholar at the IMF Institute and Research Department. Dr. Kandil has undertaken several academic and professional activities at various institutions, including Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Washington State University, Southern Illinois University, and the Justus-Liebig Universitat, Giessen, Germany. Dr. Kandil received several awards, including three Citations of Excellence for the Highest Quality Rating by ANBAR Electronic Intelligence. In 2000, she was ranked 344th among the top 500 economists in the world. In 2011, she was ranked 39 (Top 1%) based on number of journal pages weighted by number of authors, using data from 26675 authors worldwide. She is a Member of the American Economic Association, Canadian Economic Association, Arab Society for Economic Research, and the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran, and Turkey (ERF), where she was elected as the first woman chair of ERF research fellows. She has published extensively on various topics such as debt accumulation, public spending, price flexibility, exchange rate fluctuations, and macroeconomic policies. Dr. Kandil received her Ph.D. degree in economics from the Washington State University, Pullman, Wash, USA.

Biography Updated on 9 October 2012

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