Joint MSM/MGSOG Seminar: Egypt in the Reform Crisis: Political Upheaval without Economic Concept

Juliane Brach, Department of Economics, Copenhagen University, Denmark and GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies, Hamburg, Germany

“We are not suffering an economic crisis; we are suffering a financial one. The economy is like a body and the body is fine, but it’s running out of blood." Egyptian Finance Minister Hazem al-Beblawy (Oct. 2011)
Just a month before the first free elections in Egypt, a member of the Cabinet for the first time officially confirmed that Egypt faces serious economic problems. At the same time he clearly reveals the true extent of the reform crisis: the political actors underestimate the importance of the economic dimension and have neither a vision nor a plan for the economic reconstruction and reorganization of their country.

About the speaker
Juliane Brach holds a Ph.D. in Business and Social Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Economics. She is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the Department of Economics at Copenhagen University and Research Associate at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies. She is an expert for economic development and her focus areas are innovation, technology adaption and entrepreneurship in emerging markets, especially the Middle East and Asia. This seminar is offered in collaboration between the Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG), University of Maastricht, and UNU-MERIT.

Venue: Room 225, Maastricht School of Management, Endepolsdomein 150, Maastricht

Date: 16 February 2012

Time: 13:30 - 14:30  CEST