MEEA
Banner.jpg

About

Passion. Scholarship.

History

Middle East Economic Association (MEEA) was founded in 1978. It has been the cornerstone of scholarship on the region since its inception.

MEEA organizes two conferences annually: 1) the Annual Meetings that are held with ASSA Annual Meeting and 2) the International Conference which is usually held in a country in or close to the Middle East and North Africa region. The first Annual Meeting was held in 1980 and the first International Conference was organized in 2001. MEEA also actively participates in Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting. For more information, see conferences.

MEEA has three officers: the president, the executive secretary and the treasurer. It also has a board consisting of six members. For more information on the roles and responsibilities of officers and board members, as well as their election process, see the bylaws.

Past presidents:

Serdar Sayan, 2010-2012
Hadi Salehi Esfahani, 2007-2009
Jeffrey B. Nugent, 2004-2006
Mine Cinar, 1999-2003
Fatemah Moghadam, 1997-1998
Sohrab Behdad, 1995-1996
Abbas Alnasrawi, 1990-1994 (In Memoriam)
Manoucher Parvin, 1986-1989
Stanislaw Wellisz, 1984-1985

Charles Issawi, 1978-1983

 

Bylaws

You can find more information about the structure and processes of the organization as well as the roles and responsibilities of the officers and the board of directors in the bylaws.

Read the Bylaws ▸

 

Officers


Hassan y. Aly
President

Dean of the School of Public Administration and
Development Economics at the Doha Institute, and
Emeritus Professor of Economics at Ohio State University
email: hassan.aly@dohainstitute.edu.qa
Tel: (+974) 44199416
homepage


Rahel Schomaker
Executive Secretary

Professorship for Economics, CBS Cologne, and Senior Researcher, German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer, Germany
rahel.schomaker@online.de
(+49) 1772131302
homepage
 


Mahdi Majbouri
Treasurer

Assistant Professor of Economics
Babson College
Wellesley, MA
USA
mmajbouri@babson.edu
(+1) 781-239-5549
homepage

 

Board of Directors


Mohammed Benbouziane

Tlemcen University, Algeria
homepage


Shawkat Hammoudeh

Drexel University, USA
homepage
 


Claude Berthomieu

University of Nice, France
homepage


Nathalie Hilmi

The Monaco Scientific Center, Monaco
homepage


Alpay Filiztekin

Sabanci University, Turkey
homepage


Ali M. Kutan

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, USA
homepage