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George T. Abed

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1938
  • Age: 77
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Born in Jifna near Ramallah on 18 Dec. 1938; PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkley (1972); Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California (1973); worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1973-83; co-founder of the Palestine Welfare Association in Switzerland and its Dir. Gen. until 1993; rejoined the IMF in 1993 and became Deputy Director of its Fiscal Affairs Dept. from 1997-2002, and later Director of its Middle Eastern Dept. from July 2002-Dec. 2003; then became Special Adviser to the Managing Director of the IMF; appointed Governor of the Palestine Monetary Authority in 2005; published widely on Economics, Development and Fiscal Reform; among his publications are: The Palestinian Economy: Studies in Development Under Prolonged Occupation (editor, London: 1988); The Economic Viability of a Palestinian State (Washington: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1990), Governance, Corruption, and Economic Performance (co-edited with Sanjeev Gupta, IMF, 2002), Growth and Globalization in the Middle East and North Africa (with H. Dawoodi, IMF, 2003).


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