Tamer Taha

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
1. The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions
7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations

Tamer Taha is a PhD Fellow at UNU-MERIT and he is the Founder and CEO of Istebdaa' LLC., a Cairo-based Innovation Consulting and Management Company owning and managing the Arab World's CrowdSolving platform Yomken.com. 

Tamer has been working with the World Bank as a Research Analyst for three years on two programs: "Innovation and Knowledge-based Economy for Growth and Job Creation" and "Governance in Higher Education"  for which he contributed to a number of regional reports. In addition, Tamer had a number of consulting experiences for international, public and private entities including the EIB and UNDP. His main fields of interest are innovation policy, knowledge-based economy, employment, and business analytics, notably in the Arab world. 

He holds a Master's degree from Paris-Sorbonne University in International Economics of Development (2010) and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Computer Applications in Social Sciences from Cairo University (2009), where he participated in various developmental projects. He is currently pursuing his PhD on “Institutions, Innovation and Employment in the Arab world” at the United Nations University in Maastricht.

Tamer has experience in research using different qualitative and quantitative tools: econometric analysis, social network analysis, and impact evaluation.




Selected publications by Tamer Taha


UNU-MERIT