Hala Abou Ali
Vice President of the Institute ofNational Planning, a Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University and a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forumspecialized in environmental and development economics with focus on the economic value and modelling of environmental resources in developing countries. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Abou-Ali served as the Branch Campus President of the University of London hosted by the European Universities in Egypt (EUE) and as the Programme Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at EUE from 2019 to 2022. Abou-Ali also worked as the director of the French Section at FEPS, Cairo University, from 2012 to 2015.
She was appointed as the Secretary General of the National Council of Childhood and Motherhood in 2015. Abou-Ali is a former Member of the Egyptian Parliament.
She was elected as the President of the Forum of Arab Parliamentarians on Population and Development for the 2016-2018 round and as Co-chair of the Global Networks of Road Safety Legislators 2019-2021.
Abou-Ali joined the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in 2008 on a part time basis to take the lead on the work carried out on environmental economics in the MENA region.
Starting January 2014 to August 2015, she led the Open Access Micro Data Initiative (OAMDI). She is an ERFResearch Fellow.
She has published several articles in internationally refereed journals and edited Economic incentives and environmental regulation: evidence from the MENA region (Edward Elgar 2012). She has accumulated experience in the economic value and modelling of environmental resources in developing countries, with a particular focus on water and air pollution and agricultural land degradation.
She has also worked on issues such as climate change, impact evaluation of investments, poverty assessment, education, health, the Millennium Development Goals, and the Sustainable Development Goals for UNDP, UNFPA, WHO, and World Bank.