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Leila Baghdadi

Leila is Senior Economist (ETC) at the MENA Chief Economist Office, World Bank. Prior to that, Leila was a Professor of Economics (on leave) at ESSECT, University of Tunis, where she held the World Trade Organization Chair. She was an executive board member of the Central Bank of Tunisia from August 2019 to June 2023. She was appointed as a member of the Tunisian Council of Economic Analysis reporting to the Chief of Government from November 2017 to February 2021. Leila is a Research Fellow and a  member of the Board of Trustees of the Economic Research Forum, and a resource person to the African Economic Research Consortium.  She was an Associate Editor of the Middle East Development Journal.

Her research interests focus on international and development economics. Leila received her PhD from University Paris 1, Pantheon Sorbonne in 2008. In 2006, she was a WTO PhD fellow. She joined University of Rome Tor Vergata as a Marie Curie Researcher in September 2007.

Areas of Expertise: International and Development Economics