Rachid Aourraz is an economist and co-founder of the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis (MIPA), where he is also a senior analyst. Prior to that, he co-founded the Arab Center for Research and Humane Studies and served as the Center’s programs coordinator for six years.
 
Rachid holds a PhD in applied economics, with a focus on human capital and economic growth in Morocco. He is the author of numerous policy papers and reports on Morocco’s economic development and reform, education, citizen-state relations, and the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. He has also written on the political economy and governance issues throughout the Maghreb. Dr. Aourraz is a frequent guest on TV programs, and his commentary focuses on economic issues throughout the Arab world. His writing on Moroccan and Maghreb current affairs appears in leading local and regional newspapers.  

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