Rabah Arezki is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Prior to that he was Chief Economist and Vice President, Economic Governance and Knowledge Management at the African Development Bank and the Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank, Chief of the Commodities and Environment Unit in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund and a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution. Mr. Arezki’s research covers a wide array of topics including the macro development of resource rich countries, energy and the environment, competition policy, the economics of Africa and the Middle East, institutions, human capital, innovation and economic growth. Mr. Arezki is the co-editor, and co-author of six books including Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources, Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries, Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World, Coping with the Climate Crisis: Mitigation Policies and Global Coordination, Rethinking the Macroeconomics of Resource Rich Countries and Shaping Africa Recovery Post-Covid (forthcoming). Mr. Arezki received his M.S. from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique in Paris , M.A. from the University of Paris-1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Ph.D. in economics from the European University Institute.