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Ahmed F. Ghoneim - Economic Research Forum

Ahmed F. GhoneimCurriculum VitaeName:Nationality:Gender:Ahmed Farouk Hamed GhoneimEgyptianMaleDate of Birth: 04/05/1969Permanent Address:45 Lebanon Street, Mohandessin, Giza, EgyptTelephone and Fax : 002-02-3364499 (Home), 002-010-5376376 (mobile), 002-02-5689910(fax)Email:aghoneim@gmx.deLanguages: Arabic (native)English (Fluent: reading, writing and speaking)German (Fluent: reading and speaking; Good: writing)French (fair: reading, writing and speaking)Computer Skills: Word Processing: WP, WindowsSpread Sheets: Lotus123, ExcelSpecial Economic Software: TSP, STATA, EVIEWsAcademic Qualifications:01/04/1997 - 11/12/2000Graduate School for Middle East Studies / Economics Ph.D. ProgramThesis: Issues of Regional Trade Integration among Industrialized and Developing Countries:The Case of The Egyptian-European Partnership Agreement, Overall Grade: Very GoodFriedrich-Alexander-Univeristaet, Erlangen-Nuermberg, Germany.01/09/1993 - 15/12/1994M.A. in Economics of DevelopmentThesis: Impact of Aid on Growth through its Impact on Investment and Imports: Case Study;Egypt 1970-1990. Overall Grade; 81.7% (B+)Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.1988/89 - 1991/92B.Sc. in EconomicsOverall Grade; Excellent with honorsFaculty of Economics and Political Sciences, Cairo University.1986/87 - 1988/89Two years of undergraduate coursesFaculty of Engineering, Cairo University.1985/86 - 1986/87General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) from England.Overall Grade; 92%.1975/76 - 1985/86Primary and Secondary Schooling in Port Said School (English School)Cairo, Egypt.1


Ahmed F. GhoneimProfessional Training:10/10/2005- 14/10/2005Course on Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries inGlobal Agricultural Trade and International Negotiations, Held in Rome and financed byWorld Bank3/5/2004- 7/5/2004Training Seminar for Trainers on CompetitionOrganized by the European Commission within the Regional Program for the Euro MedMarket, Held in Vienna and financed by European Commission19/4/2004- 23/4-2004Course: Services Trade and International NegotiationsHeld by the World Bank in Washington D.C. financed by Ford Foundation26/5/2003- 28/5/2003Workshop on Competition in the Southern and Northern Mediterranean CountriesOrganized by the European Commission within the Regional Program for the Euro MedMarket, Held in Berlin and financed by European Commission17/12/2002- 19/12/2002Training Workshop on Trade in Servicesheld by WTO and ESCWA in Beirut and financed by World Bank03/07/2000 - 14/7/2000Summer School for Ph.D. Students in Florence, Italy; The Mediterranean in the 21 st Century:Enduring Differences and Prospects for Co-operation.organized and sponsored by Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EuropeanUniversity Institute26/10/1999- 27/10/1999Course; Macroeconomic Management: Financial Sector Issuesheld by the World Bank in Cairo29/07/1998 - 10/08/1998Course; Globalization and New Trade Agendaheld by the World Bank in Washington DC09/02/1998 - 14/02/1998Course; New Skills in Economic Growthheld by the World Bank in Washington DC03/07/1995 - 13/07/1995Workshop; The Use of Microdata Sets in Labor Economicsorganized and sponsored by the Economic Research Forum(ERF), Cairo, Egypt.12/06/1993 - 18/07/1993Training for Young African Leaders on Entrepreneurship in the U.S.sponsored by the United States Information Agency (USIA).Ahmed F. GhoneimEmployment History:25/6/2006-Associate Professor in the Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political2


Sciences, Cairo University (Full time).02/02/2001- 25/6/2006Assistant Professor in the Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and PoliticalSciences, Cairo University (Full time).Teaching Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, InstitutionalEconomics, International Trade, and Economics of European Union.01/10/1992 - 2/2/2001Teaching Associate/Assistant in the Economics Department, Faculty of Economicsand Political Sciences, Cairo University (Full time). On leave due to Ph.D.obligations.Taught; Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Introduction to Economics andEconomic Planning (undergraduate level). Feasibility Studies (graduate level).01/04/2003-Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo, teaching at the ManagementCenter’s MBA program.Other Professional Jobs:01/09/2006-Managing Director of the Center for European Studies, Cairo University25/08/2006-30/10/2006International consultant for DFID writing a report submitted to the Ministry of Planning,Yemen on how Yemen should proceed with joining the Gulf Cooperation Council01/02/2006- 30/3/2006International consultant for GTZ undertaking a study on regional trade agreements andaccession to World Trade Organization in Yemen01/09/2004- 15/12/2005Short term international expert developing a trade strategy for the Arab countries within aproject on Industrial Strategy for the Arab World coordinated by the Arab Organization forIndustrial Development and Mining01/09/2004- 01/06/2005International consultant for UNDP undertaking a study on trade policy in Yemen01/04/2003-30/8/2004Advisor to the Minister of Industry on International Agreements and Foreign Trade Issues(Part time)15/05/2004-15/06/2004Local consultant for USAID writing a report on trade facilitation in Egypt01/05/2004- 30/5/2004Local consultant for USAID organizing a seminar in collaboration with the Ministry ofIndustry on the Importance of Laboratory Accreditation for Industry , Trade, andSustainable Development15/12/2003-30/1/2004International Consultant for USAID, Nathan Associates working in Yemen to identify thetrade capacity building priorities for USAID to undertake in Yemen.01/02/2003-30/03/2003Consultant to USAID in Egypt undertaking a study to evaluate the possibility of convertingtaxies from the use of gasoline to compressed natural gas.01/06/2002-31/12/20033


Deputy Director of the Center of Economics and Financial Research Studies (CEFRS), CairoUniversity20/03/2001- 30/6/2002Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economy and ForeignTrade (Part time).Ahmed F. Ghoneim01/11/2002-Short term consultant for the World Bank on different projects related to trade policy withspecial emphasis on World Trade Organization, Regional Trade Agreements, capacitybuilding and trade in services (conducted training for government officials in Kuwait, Syria,and Yemen).01/11/2002- 15/12/2002Instructor at the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo for International Trade course forthe CFA/CMA degrees.01/06/2001-Short term consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on differentProjects related to cultural and copyright industries.24/12/1994 – 01/05/2002Instructor of Macro and Managerial Aspects of Economics courses in the Master ofBusiness Administration (MBA)of Regional Information Technology Institute, Egypt andMaastricht School of Management, The Netherlands (Part Time).16/11/1999-17/11/1999Short term Instructor at the Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait. Lecturing on theFuture Trade Agenda and the MENA Region (Lecturing on Issues related to services,agriculture and new issues as labor and environment)24/4/1999-28/4/1999Short term World Bank Consultant (a speaker in a training seminar on trade policyorganized by the World Bank in collaboration with the Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait)01/05/1996 - 30/07/1996Research assistant at the Social Research Center, American University in Cairo (Part Time).23/12/1994 - 30/05/1996Economic researcher at the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES)(Part Time).01/01/1995 - 30/04/1995Researcher in a joint project; Economic Cooperation and Integration in The MiddleEast, A Literature Survey: With Particular Reference to Egyptorganized by the Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey(ERF) and sponsored by the Center for International Studies, University of Toronto(published by the Center for International Studies, University of Toronto, 1995).01/12/1992 - 30/03/1993Research assistant for Prof. Heba Handoussa, Economics Department, American Universityin Cairo (Part time).01/12/1992 - 30/05/1993Research assistant for Prof. Heba Nassar , Social Research Center at The AmericanUniversity in Cairo (Part time).01/10/1992 - 30/05/1993Researcher in: Trade Net Project, Information and Decision Support Center for The Cabinet4


of Ministers, Egypt (Part time).Ahmed F. GhoneimPublication Titles:Refereed Articles in Academic Journals and Books:Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (1995), “The Monetary Side of the Structural Adjustment Program in Egypt andIts Impact on the Main Macroeconomic Variables”, in: Aliaa El Mahdy (ed.) The Social and PoliticalAspects of the Economic Reform in Egypt, Cairo: Research Center of Developing Countries, CairoUniversity, (in Arabic).Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2000), “Antidumping under the GATT and the European Union Rules: Prospectsfor The Egyptian-European Partnership Agreement”, in Heba Nassar and Alfons Naeim (eds.) TheEgyptian Exports and the Challenges of the Twenty First Century, Cairo: Center of Economic andFinancial Research and StudiesGhoneim, Ahmed F. (2001), “The Determinants of the Egyptian Exports’ Market Access to theEuropean Union” Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey, Working PaperSeries. (This is a research project undertaken by the author within the context of the FEMISEnetwork) republished as CEFRS Research Projects Series Vol. (10) Dec.2000Ghoneim, Ahmed Farouk (2002), “Institutional Reform to promote Exports: Egypt and the EU”, inHandouss, Heba and Noha El-Mikawy (eds), Institutional Reform and Economic Development inEgypt: Which Institutions and Why, Bonn: Center for Development Research, Bonn University.Republished by the American University in Cairo (AUC)Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and Heba Nassar (2002), “Trade and Migration, Are They Complements orSubstitutes: A Review of Four MENA Countries”, presented at the University of European UnionAnnual Meeting, Florence Italy, 19-24 March 2002. A shorter version is presented at the World BankDevelopment Annual Conference (ABCDE Europe) held in Oslo 24-26 th June, 2002. Published as ERFWorking Paper No. 0207 and CEFRS Economic Studies Series Vol. (28), Mach 2003Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2002), “Competition Policy or Competition Law: What Does Egypt ReallyNeed”, Boletín Latinoamericano de Competencia, No. 17, pp. 46-58. First presented at the ERF 9thAnnual Conference held in Sharja, UAE, 26-28 October 2002.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2003), “Cultural Industries in Egypt”, in Ghoneim, Ahmed F. et. al, Performanceof Copyright Industries in Selected Arab Countries: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia,Geneva: Word Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)Ghoneim, Ahmed F., Juergen von Hagen, and Susan Wolf (2003), “Trade Relations between the EUand North Africa”, Chapter 10 of the 2002/2003 The Arab World Competitiveness Report, Oxford:Oxford University Press printed for the World Economic Forum.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2003), “Rules of Origin and their Impact on Egypt within the context of the EU-Med Partnership Agreement”, Journal of World Trade, June 2003 Vol. 37 No. 3, pp. 597-622. Firstpresented at the annual conference of Economic Research Forum, 14-17 January 2002.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and Noha El-Mikawy(2003), “Political Economy Aspects of Trade Reform inEgypt”, in Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and Heba Nassar (2003) (eds.) Institutional and Policy ChallengesFacing the Egyptian Economy, Cairo: Center of Economic and Financial Research, Cairo UniversityGhoneim, Ahmed F., Sherine Ghoneim, and Sherif Kamel (2004), “The Impact of the Role of theGovernment of Egypt on Electronic Commerce Development and Growth” in The Social andCognitive Impacts of e-Commerce on Modern Organizations by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (ed), IdeaGroup Publishing.5


Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2004), “Egyptian Exports’ Performance: Has the Economic Reform andStructural Adjustment Program made a Difference?”, in Aspects of Structural Reform with specialReference to the Egyptian Economy by Mona El Baradei (ed). First presented at the 8 th Conference ofthe Department of Economics, faculty of Economics & Political Science, Cairo University, 13-14April, 2003.Ahmed F. GhoneimGhoneim, Ahmed F. (2005), “The Audio-visual Sector in Egypt”, in Guerrieri, Paolo, P. Lelio Iapadre,and Georg Koopman, Cultural Diversity and International Economic Integration: The GlobalGovernance of the Audio-Visual Sector, Edward Elgar. First published as “Competition, CulturalVariety and Global Governance: the Case of the Global Audiovisual System: Case of Egypt”, HWWA-Report No. 246, Hamburg: Hamburg Institute of International Economics, ISSN 0179-2253.Researchproject undertaken for the IAI and the HWWA.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2005), “Achieving The Two Objectives: Export Promotion and Job Creation”, inIbraim Awad (editor), Towards An Employment Policy in Egypt, Cairo: International Labor Office andhaiaa masria Amma llikitab.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and Amr Essawy, (2005), “Trade Facilitation and the Integration of EgyptianManufacturers in World Trade with Special Emphasis on Port Efficiency, in Heba Nassar (editor),Revisiting Egypt’s Competitiveness: Te Road Ahead for Building Leading Sectors, Cairo: CEFRS.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and Hanaa Kheir-El-Din (2006), “Arab Trade Integration in Retrospect:Comparison with the European Union Experience and Lessons Learnt” in Naglaa El Ehwany (editor),Integration and Enlargement of the European Union: Lessons to be for the Arab Region, A publicationof the Center of European Studies and Knorad Adenaur Foundation.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and Hanaa Kheir-El-Din (2006), “Trade relations Between the European Unionand the Southern Mediterranean Countries: Prospects for Export Based on the Enlargement of theEuropean Union, the New Neighbourhood Policy and the Barcelona Process in Franco Praussello(editor), Sustainable Development and Adjustment in the Mediterranean Countries Following the EUEnlargement. Franco Angeli - Milan, 2006, 540 p.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and Ulrike Groete (2006) “Impact of Labor Standards on Egyptian Exports withSpecial Emphasis on Child Labor” ZEF Discussion Papers on Development Policy Nr. 108, Bonn:University of Bonn. Center of Development Studies (Zentrum fuer Entwicklung Forschung).Working Papers, Background Papers, Papers presented at National and International Conferences,and Articles, Research Projects or Chapters in Books to be published:Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2002), “Audiovisual Sector and the GATS: Case Study of Egypt, Morocco andTunisia”, Research Project undertaken in collaboration with the World Bank and the Institute ofInternational Affairs, Italy.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2003), “Helping to Identify the Potential and Mode for Liberalization of Trade inServices in the Southern Mediterranean Countries: The Case of Egypt”, presented at the University ofEuropean Union Annual Meeting, Florence Italy, 19-24 March 2003. ERF Workig Paper No. 3033Ghoneim, Ahmed F., Michael Gasiorek, Peter Holmes and Leonardo Iacavone (2004), “Dealing withTechnical Barriers to Trade in the EuroMed region” in Gasiorek, Michael et.al The effects of theAssociation Agreements on Industries of Mediterranean Partners, Report Submitted to the EuropeanCommission and financed by FEMISE.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2004), “How Does Trade Policy Affect the Election Process in the US?”, paperpresented at the Center for American Studies, American University in Cairo Conference on Electionsin the US, 2-4 October, 2004.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2004), “The Process of Decision Making in the US Agricultural Trade Policy: APolitical Economy Perspective”, Working Paper No. 4, Center of American Studies, Cairo University.6


Ghoneim, Ahmed Farouk and Hanaa Kheir-El-Din (2004), “Trade Chapter” in Egypt Country Profile:The Road Ahead for Egypt, a FEMISE project coordinated by Economic Research Forum for ArabCountries, Iran and Turkey and Institute de La Mediterranne.Ghoneim, Ahmed Farouk and Hanaa Kheir-El-Din (2005), “10 Years After Barcelona Declaration:Impact on Regional Integration among South Mediterranean Countries and with the European Union”,Background Chapter for the FEMISE Report on The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, 10 years AfterBarcelona, Achievements and Perspectives coordinated by Radwan, Samir and Jean Louis Reiffers,FEMISE.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2005), “Exports as an Engine for Growth” Background paper for the EgyptHuman Development Report 2005/2006.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2005), “Services as an Engine for Growth” Background paper for the EgyptHuman Development Report 2005/2006.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2005), “Is Political Liberalization a Prerequisite for Economic Liberalization?The Case of the Arab World” paper presented at the Euro-Mediterranean Economic TransitionConference, Brussels, 11-12 April, 2005.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2005, forthcoming), “Law Making for Trade Liberalization and InvestmentPromotion in Egypt” in Noha El Mikawy (editor), The Imperative of Good Governance:Economic Reform, Political Will, Incentives, & Capacities for Meaningful Participation, ZEF andERF.Ghoneim, Ahmed Farouk and Hanaa Kheir-El-Din (2005), “10 Years After Barcelona Declaration:Impact on Regional Integration among South Mediterranean Countries and with the European Unionon Egypt” paper presented at the CEFRS/USAID 4 th Annual conference, Cairo.Ghoneim, Ahmed, Peter Holmes and Leonardo Iacovone (2005, forthcoming), “TBTs and theEuroMed: An Empirical Analysis” in Michael Gasiorek (ed.), Trade Integration and SouthernMediterranean.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and Lobna Abdel Latif (2005, forthcoming), “Competition, Competition Policyand Economic Efficiency in the MENA Region: The Case of Egypt” Research project undertaken forIDRC. Project Coordinator Khalid Sekkat Competition, Competition Policy and Economic Efficiencyin the MENA RegionGhoneim, Ahmed F. and Hanaa Kheir-El-Din (2005, forthcoming), “Impact of Liberalization of Tradein Services: Banking, Telecommunications and Maritime Transport in Egypt”, Research projectundertaken for FEMISE. Project Coordinator Subidey Togan Impact of Liberalization of Trade inServices: Banking, Telecommunications and Maritime Transport in Egypt Morocco, Tunisia andTurkey.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and Hanaa Kheir-El-Din (2006, forthcoming), “The Economic and RegulatoryPolicy Implications of Overlapping Preferential Trade Agreements in the Arab Countries: The Case ofEgypt”, Research project undertaken for IDRC. Project Coordinator Hanaa Kheir-El-Din TheEconomic and Regulatory Policy Implications of Overlapping Preferential Trade Agreements in theArab CountriesGhoneim, Ahmed F. (2006, forthcoming), “Access to Services and Its Impact on Competitiveness ofEgyptian Firms”, Paper submitted for the Social Research Center undertaken for the Ministry ofInvestment.Ghoneim, Ahmed F., David Evans, Micahel Gasiorek, Peter Holmes, Sherman Robinson, Jim Rollo,Leo Iacovone, and Karen Jackson (2006), Assessing Regional Trade Agreements with Developing7


Countries: Shallow and Deep Integration, Trade, Productivity, and Economic Performance, DFIDProject Number 04 5881Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2006, forthcoming), “Study on Status of Competition in Egypt”, Researchproject undertaken for IDRC. Project Coordinator Simon Evenett Promoting Competitive Markets inDeveloping Economies.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2006), “The Potential Impacts of the Egyptian-US Free Trade Area on EgyptianLabor” paper presented at the Public Administration Research and Consultation Center Conferenceentitled “The Labor Relations in the Context of Economic and Political Transformations” held at CairoUniversity, 12-14 March, 2006.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2006), “To What Extent Should Egypt go Deep in Its Free Trade Area with theUnited States if Any!!”, paper presented at the American Studies Center Conference entitled “TheArab-American Relationships: The Status of the Present and the Prospects of the Future”, held at CairoUniversity, 19-20 April, 2006.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2006), ‘Impact of European Neighbourhood Policy on South MediterraneanCountries”, Background Chapter for the FEMISE Report on The New Neighbourhood Policy and theSouth Mediterranean Countries coordinated by Radwan, Samir and Jean Louis Reiffers, FEMISE.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2006), “The Role of Research in Formulating Trade Policy in Egypt” paperpresented at the workshop on The Use of Research in Trade Policy co-organized by Latin AmericanTrade Network (LATN) and IDRC, Buenos Aires, July 31 st and August 1 st , 2006.Ahmed F. GhoneimBooks:Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2003), (ed.) From Doha to Cancun: The Formulation of the Arab Countries’Negotiating Position, Proceedings of a Regional Expert Meeting held in Cairo, organized jointly by theCenter Center of Economic and Financial Research, Cairo University and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and Heba Nassar (2003) (eds.) Institutional and Policy Challenges Facing theEgyptian Economy, Cairo: Center of Economic and Financial Research, Cairo University (CEFRS).Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2005), Democracy and Market Economy, Cairo: Center for International PrivateEnterprises (CIPE), Short Book in ArabicGhoneim, Ahmed F. (2006), On the Liberalization of Trade, Cairo: Center for International PrivateEnterprises (CIPE), Short Book in Arabic.Consultancy and Policy Oriented Commissioned Papers by International Organizations:World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (2003), Guide on Surveying The EconomicContribution of the Copyright-Based Industries, Geneva: WIPO, I participated as a consultant in 2002for a working group of experts which helped in developing this Guide.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and David Burrer (2004), “Overview of Trade Facilitation in Egypt” Reportsubmitted to USAID, Cairo.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2004), “The Prospects of Exports in Yemen” study prepared for the UNDP.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2005), “UNIDO Policy Toolbox on Private Sector Development, CountryReport: Egypt”, study prepared for UNIDO head office in Austria.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2005), “Impact of the Multi-Fiber Agreement Removal on Egypt”, Studyundertaken for the World Bank.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2005), “Special Focus: Recent Progress made by ESCWA member countries inpromoting international trade as an engine for development: An Overview of the Trade PolicyDevelopments in the ESCWA Region” study undertaken for ESCWA head office in Lebanon.8


Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2006, forthcoming), “The Economic Performance of the Arabic TranslationIndustry in Egypt”, Report submitted to the World Bank.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2006), “The implications of WTO Accession on Yemen’s Bilateral and RegionalTrade, and Investment Agreements” Study undertaken for GTZ/European Commission/ Ministry ofIndustry and Trade, Republic of Yemen.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2006, forthcoming), Study on Intellectual Property and Small and Medium-SizedEnterprises in Egypt, submitted to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)Short Articles, Op-eds, Lectures, and, Interviews in Newspapers:Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2000), “The New Agriculture Negotiations under the WTO Auspices: EgyptPosition and Its Negotiating Strategy”, Siassa Dawlia, January 2000, Issue No. 139, pp. 206-212 (inArabic).Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2002), “SMEs as Copyright Owners and Copyright Users”, WIPO DocumentNo. WIPO/IP/MOW/02/13, First Presented as a Lecture in the WIPO Forum held in Moscow, 23-25May, 2002.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2003), “ Regulation of E-Commerce in Egypt”, World Bank/EuropeanCommission Newsletter on Programme on Private Participation in Mediterranean Infrastructure,Issue No. 20, October 2003.Ahmed F. GhoneimGhoneim, Ahmed F. (2003), “The Failure of Cancun: Benefit or Loss for Egypt?” Delivered at theConference on: “ How Egyptian Entrepreneurs Can Deal with Global Economic Challenges” organizedby Young Egyptian Entrepreneurs in Cooperation with Friedrich Naumann Foundation, 18-19 October,2003. Delivered for a second time at the American University in Cairo in a seminar entitled “Cancun,what After..”Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2003) Interview on Competition Law in Al-Ahram Newspaper 27/11/2003.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2003) Is Cancun a Failure: An Arab Economist Perspective, lecture delivered atthe ERF Annual Conference held in Marrakech, 16-18 December, 2003.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2003), “Egypt and the Cancun Ministerial Meeting”, in Ghoneim, Ahmed F.(2003), (ed.) From Doha to Cancun: The Formulation of the Arab Countries’ Negotiating Position,Proceedings of a Regional Expert Meeting held in Cairo, organized jointly by the Center Center ofEconomic and Financial Research, Cairo University and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2003), “Overview” in Proceedings of Seminar on: Issues on Regionalism andMultilateralism: Options for Egypt, Cairo: Center of Economic and Financial Research, CairoUniversity (CEFRS).Ghoneim, Ahmed F. and Heba Nassar (2004), “Economic Reform in Egypt: Adopting a ParticipatoryApproach”, paper presented at the Regional Workshop on Economic Reform in the MENA Region,Creating Linkages between Government, Academics, Civil Society and Policy Makers to meet theChallenges of Economic Reform. Organized jointly by Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Center forEconomic and Financial Research and Studies, May 2004.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2005), “The Nexus between Regional Trade Agreements and ConflictsPrevention in the Middle East: An Arab Point of View”, Conflict in Focus, Issue No. 6, April 2005,Jordan: Regional Centre on Conflict Prevention.Ghoneim, Ahmed F. (2006), “Regional Trade Agreements in The Middle East North Africa (MENA)Region: Are they Converging or Diverging ?” short paper prepared for the first discussion meeting on9


global governance and regionalism organized by Latin American Trade Network, Buenos Aires,Argentina July 28-29, 2006Ongoing Research and Consultancy Projects:Engaged in several research projects related to trade policy, competition, and intellectual propertyrights (mainly responsible for Egypt) financed by IDRC, WIPO, World Bank, FEMISE, EuropeanCommission, COMESA, ESCWA, WTO, and UNDP.Training Experience:Acted as a trainer on Trade Policy Issues (international consultant) with World Bank, World TradeOrganization, Arab Monetary Fund, Institute of International Law, and Arab Planning Institute in anumber of Arab countries including Egypt, Yemen, Syria, United Arab Emirates and, Kuwait.Honors and Scholarships:2006- Member of the Foreign Trade Committee at the Federation of the Egyptian Industries- Acting as a referee for the ERF’s Seventh Regional Research Competition- Acting as a referee for the Mediterranean Politics- Acting as a reviewer for International Journal of Middle East Studies for a book published byRoutledge2005- Member of the Foreign Trade Committee at the Federation of the Egyptian Industries- Acting as a referee for ERF Annual ConferenceAhmed F. Ghoneim2003- Acting as a referee for the Journal of Development and Economic Policies published by the ArabPlanning Institute in Kuwait- Acting as a referee for the Journal of Economic Integration published by the Center for InternationalEconomics, Sejong Institution, South Korea- Chosen to be among the Scientific Committee for the FEMISE Research Projects17/6/2002- 23/6/2002European Union Visitors Program hosted and financed by the European Commission.17/1/2002-Research Associate at the Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey01/01/2002- 31/12/2002Member of the Economic Committee of the Giza Governorate, National Democratic Party.Ahmed F. Ghoneim3/7/2000 - 14/7/2000Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute sponsoring tuition fees,accommodation and transport for attending a Summer School for Ph.D. Students in Florence, Italyentitled, The Mediterranean in the 21 st Century: Enduring Differences and Prospects for Co-operation.26/10/1999 - 27/10/199910


Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey (ERF) sponsoring tuition fees forattending a course on the “Macroeconomic Management: Financial Sector Issues” held jointly by theWorld Bank and the ERF in Cairo.29/07/1998 - 10/08/1998Economic Development Institute of the World Bank sponsoring tuition fees, accommodation andtransport for attending a course on “Globalization and New Trade Agenda” in World Bank,Washington DC.09/02/1998 - 14/02/1998Economic Development Institute of the World Bank sponsoring tuition fees, accommodation andtransport for attending a course on “ New Skills in Economic Growth” in World Bank, WashingtonDC.1/4/1997- 31/1/2001Scholarship granted from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to pursue Ph.D. in aGerman University.01/09/1993 - 15/12/1994Scholarship granted by the Dutch government to complete my MA degree in the Institute of SocialStudies, The Hague, The Netherlands.03/07/1995 - 13/07/1995Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey sponsoring my attendance of aWorkshop on The Use of Microdata Sets in Labor Economics, Cairo, Egypt.12/06/1993 - 18/07/1993United States Information Agency (USIA) sponsoring a training program: “Training for YoungAfrican Leaders on Entrepreneurship” for six weeks in eight states of the U.S.11

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