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Ayah El Said

Ayah El Said is an analyst at Roubini Global Economics focusing on the Middle East and North Africa as well as emerging markets. Her areas of expertise include international finance, financial development and monetary economics. She is also part of the World Economic Forum team led by Nouriel Roubini that develops the WEF’s Financial Development Report. Prior to joining RGE, she worked in the monetary policy unit of the Central Bank of Egypt, the World Bank office in Cairo, and as a teaching associate and adjunct at New York University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with highest honors from the American University in Cairo, and a master’s degree in economics from New York University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Her master’s thesis, “The Impact of Financial Development on Savings,” was written under the supervision of Dr. Roubini.

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