Mina Baliamoune is Senior Fellow at Policy Center for the New South and Richard de Raismes Kip Professor of Economics and University of North Florida Distinguished Professor. She is additionally an Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Governance, Economic and Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI University. She is Research Fellow at NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies (CAS) in Singapore, the Economic Research Forum in Cairo and the Global Labor Organization, and has served as Senior Fellow at the African Center for Economic Transformation, Vice-President and President of the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA), Associate Editor of the Journal of African Development and Information Technology for Development, and on the Editorial Board of Feminist Economics and the Board of Directors of the Eastern Economic Association. Her research focuses on growth & development economics and policy, international macroeconomics, social cohesion and the gender effects of globalization. She has taught and lectured at numerous universities and research institutions around the world.