Hajer Kratou

Hajer Kratou

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Hajer Kratou is an economist. She got her Ph.D. in 2015 from the university of Auvergne, Clermont 1 (France). Her research interests are not only focused on external flows such as migrants’ remittances, but also on FDI and Official development assistance (ODA). She holds scopus-index publications related to different macroeconomic topics such as income inequality, globalization, remittances inflows and outflows. Also she is involved in a research projects in political sciences with the Nordic Africa institute(Sweden). She worked as a lecturer in ESSECT (university of Tunis) for five semesters and as a secondary school teacher in rectorat of Clermont (France). Dr. Hajer worked for 2 years as a researcher in one of the pioneer micro finance institution in Tunis and as a consultant with the African Union. From the Fall 2017-Summer 2019, Dr. Hajer had worked in Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University (KSA) for 2 years as assistant professor in economics and recently (fall 2019) she joined Ajman University in UAE, teaching in the department of finance.

Education
  • PhD in development economics, Auvergne University, Clermont Ferrand, France, 2015
  • Mater degree M2, econometrics, Polytechnic School, Tunis, Tunisia, 2010
  • Bachelor degree M1, Business administration, HEC Tunis, Tunisia, 2008
Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Finance, Ajman University, current
  • Assistant professor, Finance and accounting, PMU, KSA, two years
  • Consultant, African Union, One year
  • Researcher, Research and Marketing, Tunis, two years
  • Lecturer, Rectorat of Clermont, France, one year
  • Lecturer, Economics, ESSECT, five semesters
Teaching Area
  • Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Methodology of research, Economic Development, Money and Banking
Research
  • Development Economics, External financial flows (FDI; remittances; Aid; portfolio flows; transnational credits), capital account openness, Dutch disease, post 2015 agenda (Sustainable Development Goals: Income Inequality and poverty reduction) Institution, financial development, financial inclusion
Publications
  • 1. Kratou Hajer, Gazdar Kaouthar, « Do institutions and financial development determine the remittances-growth nexus in Africa ? », Mondes en développement, 2018/3 (n° 183), p. 91-112. DOI : 10.3917/med.183.0091. URL : https://www.cairn.info/revue-mondes-en-developpement-2018-3-page-91.htm 2. Le rôle de l’origine sociale du migrant dans la relation entre les envois de fonds et l’inégalité de revenu, accepted for publication in Actualité économique. Available online at http://expertise.hec.ca/actualiteeconomique/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ae184.pdf 3. How can Globalization affect income distribution: evidence from developing countries? Published in International Trade Journal, 2016 4. Addressing the effect of workers’ Remittance on economic growth: Evidence from MENA region, with Kaouther Gazdar. Published in International Journal of Social Economics, 2016 5. Short run causality between remittance and terrorism, with Thierry Yogo. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2911766 6. How can money transfer costs involve the relationship between workers' remittances and income inequality?, under revision in Review of Development Economic, 2016 7. Does democracy is crucial for the relationship between aid and income inequality in developing countries. 8. Integration, economic interdependence, economic growth and the transmission of choc, with Makrem Ben Doudou. Published in Strategy and development Revue, 2012.
Conference Presentation
  • July 2017: African Youth Commission leadership retreat, Nairobi, Kenya December 2015: African Union Volunteers pre deployment orientation training, South Africa. June 2015: The Global Development Network's 16th Annual Global Development Conference on “Agriculture for sustainable Growth: Challenges and opportunities for a new “green revolution”, Morocco. March 2015: Round table “How to improve quality of research for young researchers in social sciences, Tunisia. December 2014: Training Workshop organized by the Economic Research Forum on writing effective policy briefs, Egypt. June 2014: GDN 15th annual conference: ‘Structural transformations in Africa and beyond, Ghana. Communication: Institutions, Financial Development and Remittance-Growth nexus in Africa. September 2013: The 4th GDRI DREEM Conference: ‘Evaluation des politiques économiques et des transformations institutionnelles dans les pays méditerranéens’, Italy. Communication: The effect of financial openness on growth in MENA region: Do Institutions and Financial Development matter? June 2013: GDN 14th annual Conference: ‘Inequality Social Protection Inclusive Growth’, Philippines. March 2013: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, the 14th Mediterranean Research Meeting held, Turkey. Communication: Determinants of corruption, Evidence from south and Western Europe and MENA region January 2013: Training Workshop organized by the Economic Research Forum on Measurement of Inequality of Opportunity and Inequality of Outcomes, Egypt. January 2012: First international conference of University of Mostaganem, Algeria, January, 29-30, 2012. Communication: The impact of foreign flows on real effective exchange rate in Maghreb countries. June 2011: Tunisian Economist Association. Tunisia. Communication: The Impact of capital inflows on external competitiveness. Communication: Capital account openness, Institutions and economic growth; empirical evidence from MENA region. December 2010: The Second International Conference of GDRI DREEM: ‘Innovation and Economic Development in the Mediterranean Countries’, Egypt. Communication: Financial liberalization, Institutions and economic growth; empirical evidence from MENA region.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • 2015: GDN-ERF Essay competition. Award for essay about “le développement régional en Afrique du Nord et au Moyen Orient”. 2014: Foundation of the University of Auvergne. Grants for conference participation (€ 500) 2014: Grants for conference participation from Auvergne region. (€ 1500) 2015: French Institute in Tunisia. Scholarship for Scientific stay (€ 1000) 2012-2014: Ministry of higher education and scientific research in Tunisia: PhD. Scholarship (€ 9,000)
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