Sami Bibi

Sami BIBI is a Deputy Leader with the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP, He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Tunis (FSEGT), Tunisia. He also took part of his post-graduate courses at the University of Laval in Quebec, Canada. He joined the FSEGT in 1997 as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2004. In 2002, he was a visiting Professor at the department of economics of University of Laval, and since August 2006 he has been deputy leader with the PEP network. He is a fellow of several research networks, including the Economic Research Forum ( for the Arab Countries Turkey and Iran. His fields of specializations are in the areas of development economics and applied micro-econometrics, with a focus on the MENA region. He has several publications in refereed journals, such as Journal of Development Economics, International Tax and Public Finance, Bulletin of Economic Research, and Middle East Development Journal. These publications deal with different topics such as the effectiveness of transfers and subsidies, the determinants of inequality, and gender and child poverty analysis. He has also worked as an international consultant and a training officer with international organization such as the World Bank (Algeria) and the UNDP (Syria) and ERF in a pioneer study on the determinants of inequality in the Arab region.

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Fields of specialization

Gender & women’s empowerment, Poverty and inequality , Fiscal policy, Youth and children


Title Country Themes
Incidences de la crise économique mondiale de 2008/09 et des options de politiques de réponse sur la Cameroon Fiscal policy , Globalization and trade
Trade Liberalization and the Dynamic of Poverty in Tunisia: A Layered CGE Microsimulation Analysis Tunisia Poverty and Inequality , Globalization and trade
Is the Value Added Tax Reform in India Poverty-Improving? An Analysis of Data from Two Major States India Poverty and Inequality , Fiscal policy
Impact des échelles d'équivalence sur la répartition régionale de la pauvreté au Cameroun: une approche dynamique Cameroon Poverty and Inequality


Dr Sami Bibi
Principal Research Advisor
Human Resources and Skills Development of Canada, Labour Program
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

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