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Amr joined the CCRI in January 2019. He is working on the H2020 projects; SURE-Farm and SUFISA.
Amr’s background is in financial economics, where he worked on the political economy of finance, financial regulations, cooperative economics, and the effect of the financial sector on income and wealth distribution, with experience in developing macroeconomic models and econometric analysis. His current main research interests include rural finance and agricultural productivity, financial markets and distribution, income inequality, and the political economy of the Middle East.
Amr previously worked in microfinance in Egypt and India, where he was involved in designing and evaluating rural finance projects, and worked with a range of stakeholders, including farmers and rural households, government representatives/ministry officials, as well as central bank of Egypt and financial institutions.
Khafagy, Amr (2019) The Economics of Financial Cooperatives Income Distribution, Political Economy and Regulation. Banking, Money and International Finance . Routledge. ISBN 9780367358396 (In Press)
Khafagy, A. (2018). Finance, distribution and the economic objective of financial cooperative institutions. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics. Early View. pp1-25
Khafagy, A. (2018). Regulation, supervision and deposit insurance for financial cooperatives: an empirical investigation. Annals of Finance, 14(2), 143–193.
Khafagy, A. (2017). Political institutions and financial cooperative development. Journal of Institutional Economics, 13(2), 467-498.
Khafagy, A. (2013). Towards reasonably priced microcredit: analysing Egyptian NGO-MFIs' cost structure and financial performance. Enterprise Development and Microfinance, 24(4), 328-345
Khafagy, A. (2019). Financial sector reforms and unequal resource allocation in Egypt. Alternative Policy Solutions, American University in Cairo, 2 January 2019.
Khafagy, A. (2019). Cooperative banks for egalitarian wealth and income distribution in Egypt. Alternative Policy Solutions, American University in Cairo's, 8 January 2019
Amr Khafagy’s recent activity
Research assistant Amr Khafagy has just had an article published on ‘OpenDemocracy’ discussing the latest IMF loan to Egypt and the socioeconomic consequences of the recent economic reforms
This week the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development published a report investigating the EU farming employment sector. The CCRI was part of the consortium, which was led by OIR.
We are all delighted here in CCRI as Amr Khafagy, who joined us in January will be having a book published in September.
The new year saw three new researchers join the CCRI team. Find out more about them and their areas of work