Florence Eid-Oakden

Florence Eid-Oakden

CEO and Chief Economist
Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden, a former professor of economics and finance at the American University of Beirut, is notable for pitching powerful messages to various audiences. She knows how to capture the crowds attention by easing their understanding on a chosen topic. She is often described as the most engaging speaker of the conference.

Dr. Florence is the CEO and Chief Economist of Arabia Monitor, an independent research firm specialized in economic and market studies on the Middle East and North America region.

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Arab Banking Corporation International Bank in London and in Jordan, the Arab Bankers Association of North America in New York, and sits on the Advisory Council of the Al Faisal University College of Business, Saudi Arabia, and Dean's Strategic Advisory Board at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

In the past, Dr. Eid-Oakden has worked with the World Bank on Latin America & North Africa and on the buy side as a hedge fund investment professional. She has also served as a Trustee of the American University in Paris, and a Director of Shuaa Capital in Dubai.

Dr. Eid-Oakden received her Ph.D. in Organization Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a joint MIT-Harvard Doctoral Committee.
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Keynotes

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The Middle East Today

What is exceptional and what isnt?
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Assessing the impact of Iran on Regional Geopolitical Trends

What are the implications of the Trump presidency for the Iran nuclear deal?
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The Low Oil Price Environment

A rite of passage toward more responsive economic management in the GCC?
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Risks and Opportunities

Doing business in the Middle East
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Islamic Finance

A perfect fit for infrastructure investment in the region?
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How can central banks suppress volatility?

What will the consequences be for increased rates? What are the implications of continued unconventional monetary policies by central banks for Europe? What will the outlook be for debt markets investors with continued Eurozone malaise?
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China’s New Silk Road will transform trade and investment patterns.

Who benefits most?
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Economics in a Turbulent World

How Will Developments in Energy Markets, The Rise of China, Economic Reform in KSA and Iranian Regional Ambitions Play Out.

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