The Algerian Economy: past lessons, present constraints and implications for the future

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SOAS Main Building and Online

About this event


Still largely dependent on the exports of fossil fuels, the Algerian economy is today at a crossroads. What can be learned from past attempts at diversifying the national economy? What are the key drivers as well as constraints to achieve economic development today? How do megatrends, such as digitalisation, decarbonisation, or globalisation, affect the future industrialisation prospects in Algeria? These important questions will be addressed in this hybrid panel that brings together several Algerian economists with a wide range of complementary expertise.


  • Prof. Taieb Hafsi (Professor of strategic management, HEC Montreal)
  • Dr Fatiha Talahite (Researcher, CNRS / Université Paris Nanterre)
  • Tin Hinane El Kadi (Researcher, LSE / Institute for Social Science Research on Algeria - ISSRA)
  • Dr Mabrouk Aib (Lecturer, National Polytechnic School of Algiers)

Chair: Amir Lebdioui (Lecturer, SOAS University of London)



This is a hybrid event that will take place online and on campus at SOAS. A live translation to Arabic and French will be available for online audiences

Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Register to attend in-person
  • Watch online via Zoom

Organiser: This event is hosted by the SOAS Middle East Institute in partnership with Institute for Social Science Research on Algeria - ISSRA

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