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Dr. Nesma Ali

Research Affiliate

Educational Background
2013-2017 PhD in Economics, Paris-Est University (France)
2011-2012 Master M2 in Development Economics, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France)
2007-2011 Bachelor and Master M1 in Economics, Cairo University (Egypt) – joint degree with Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University


Post-Doctoral Researcher at DICE, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
2014-2017 Project Researche Assistant at CEPREMAP (Centre
pour la Recherche Economiques et ses Applications, France)
2015-2016 Teaching Assistant at Paris-Est University
2013-2014 Junior Researcher at Occurrence (France)
2012-2013 Economic Consultant at Davis University of
California (USA and Burkina Faso)
Representative Publications
Recent Research
  • “Foreign Direct Investment, Prices and Efficiency: Evidence from India” (with Joel Stiebale), DICE working paper, July 2021. (R&R in Journal of International Economics)
  • “Horizontal Mergers and Market Power in India” (with Joel Stiebale)
  • “Household firms in Egypt: The impact of informality on productivity and profitability” (with Mohamed Ali Marouani), ERF Working Paper, July 2020. (Under Review)
  • Cronyism, firms’ Productivity and Informal Competition in Egypt” (with Boris Najman), ERF Working Paper, March 2019.
Teaching and Research Interests
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Development Economics
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