First Sawiris Symposium on Political Economy in Egypt

FIRST SAWIRIS WORKSHOP ON POLITICAL ECONOMY IN EGYPT

Friday 7 February 2014

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

University of Chicago Center in Paris

6 rue Thomas Mann 75013 Paris

PROGRAM

9:00 - 9:20 : Coffee

9:20 - 9:30 : Welcome Remarks by Allen Sanderson (University of Chicago)

MORNING SESSION

(Chair : Allen Sanderson)

9:30 - 10:15 : Alia El Mahdi (University of Cairo), « Employment and Productivity Growth in a Period of Structural Change in Egypt (2001-2008) »

10:15 – 10:30 : Discussion

10:30 - 11:15 : Samer Atallah (American University of Cairo), « Patronage and Electoral Behavior : Evidence from from Egypt First Presidential Elections »

11:15 - 11:35 : Response by Stéphane Lacroix (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris)

11:35 - 12:00 : Discussion

12:00 - 2:00 : Lunch

« Lunch Address on the Economic Impact of "Big-Ticket" Events such as Olympic Games » by Allen Sanderson

AFTERNOON SESSION

(Chair : Victor Lima)

2:00 - 2:45 : Mohamed Kamal (University of Cairo), « Egypt’s New Political Map : Actors and Processes »

2:45 - 3:00 : Discussion

3:00 - 3:45 : Dina Waked (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris), « Competition and Productivity Growth in Egyptian manufacturing Industries between 1964-1996 »

3:45 - 4:00 : Discussion

4:00 - 4:15 : Coffee Break

4:15 - 5:00 : Hala Abou-Ali (University of Cairo), « Would Taxes decrease Tobacco Consumption in Egypt ? »

5:00 - 5:15 : Discussion

5:15 - 5:30 : Concluding remarks

5:30 - 6:30 : Cocktail reception