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Lili Mottaghi

Senior Economist
Lili Mottaghi is a Senior Economist in the Chief Economist Office for the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region. She works on economic growth, international trade and policy reform issues in developing and transition economies. Her recent work includes development of two semi-annual publications – MENA Economic Monitor and MENA Quarterly Economic Brief – which present recent economic developments and prospects for the region’s economies and provide analyses of issues shaping MENA’s future.  Before joining the Bank, she worked at the Management and Planning Organization in Iran where she held senior positions in the areas of growth and macroeconomic modeling. Ms. Mottaghi’s research and publications cover macroeconomics, economic growth, and trade policy. She has Master and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Claremont Graduate University and Tehran University.