Economists' Roundtable: Enhancing the Roundtable's Work and Impact

Webinar
27.05.2021
11:00 am

Convening experts from Qatar’s business, policy, and research communities, the special virtual event will provide an update by Roundtable members as well as discuss the idea of institutionalising the work of the Roundtable under a 2-year revolving sponsorship of an existing stakeholder in order to better expand its programme and outreach.

Each workstream set up during the previous in-person event will brief the Roundtable on its subject area and activities. Additionally, as its host, QFC will share an update on the state of its affairs and activities.

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM
Opening Remarks
Henk J. Hoogendoorn
Managing Director of Financial Service Office, Qatar Financial Centre
Chief Executive Officer, QFC


11:05 AM – 11:10 AM
Welcoming Remarks
Nejla Ben Mimoune
Research Assistant, Brookings Doha Center
(Lead organiser of the previous and current Economists’ Roundtables)


11:10 AM – 11:20 AM
Institutional Update – QFC State of Affairs:
Seizing Opportunities Amid Uncertainty
Thaddeus Malesa
Senior Advisor, Economics & Research, QFC


11:20 AM – 11:30 AM
Workstream 1 – Enhancing Qatar’s Competitiveness & FDI
Nejla Ben Mimoune
Research Assistant, Brookings Doha Center


11:30 AM – 11:40 AM
Workstream 2 – Better Use of PSA Data for Policy Making
Nader Kabbani
Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Brookings Doha Center


11:40 AM – 11:50 PM
Workstream 3 – Carbon Pricing Mechanism
John Kilani
Director of Sustainable Development, Al-Attiyah Foundation


11:50 AM – 12:00 AM
Institutionalising the Economists’ Roundtable: An Update
Nader Kabbani
Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Brookings Doha Center


12:00 PM – 12:20 PM
Participant Updates & General Discussion
Thaddeus Malesa
Senior Advisor, Economics & Research, QFC


12:20 PM – 12:25 PM
Next Steps / Next Meeting
Nader Kabbani
Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Brookings Doha Center


12:25 PM – 12:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Sheikha Alanoud Bint Hamad Al Thani
Managing Director of Business Development, QFC