Spotlights

Ahmed Driouchi-OECD

Ahmed Driouchi, Dean and Director of the Al Akhawayn University Institute for Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies, attended the OECD Universities’ Joint Congress 2011 in Paris (July 6-8, 2011), organized by the OECD, Oxford University, and The Open University. The meeting gathered economists from universities in the UK, United States, France, Italy, Canada, Austria, China, Ireland, and others, to discuss the "new welfare" economics, poverty, health and education. Dr. Driouchi presented his paper on “New Economics of Skilled Migration: The Case of Medical Doctors,” provided input to dozens of other papers and projects on topics related to IEAPS' work, and explored possible collaboration with participants from Canada, Italy, Austria, Ireland, and China.

Karim Moustaghfir-slovenia

Karim Moustaghfir, Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has participated as a Keynote Speaker in the International Conference MakeLearn 2011 held in Celje – Slovenia on 22-24 June 2011. Dr. Moustaghfir has focused his talk on the role of knowledge assets and human capital to enhance innovation capabilities and improve organizational performance. Dr. Moustaghfir has also presented in this conference a paper entitled “Knowledge-based value creation dynamics in the IT sector”.

During his visit to Slovenia, Karim Moustaghfir has also given two lectures on the Strategic Management of Intangible Assets to the participants in the International Summer School organized by the International School for Social and Business Studies in Celje from 27 June to 8 July 2011.

Ahmed Driouchi-Theory and Decision

Ahmed Driouchi, Dean and Director of the Al Akhawayn University Institute for Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies, has published with M. Abdellaoui and O. L'Haridon a new article entitled "Risk Aversion Elicitation: Reconciling Tractability and Bias Minimization," in Theory and Decision (Volume 71, Number 1, July 2011, pp: 63-81). Theory and Decision is an international journal on multidisciplinary advances in decision science, published by Springer.

Karim Moustaghfir-ifkad

Karim Moustaghfir, Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has participated as member of the Scientific Committee in the 6th edition of the IFKAD Conference 2011 held in Tampere - Finland from 15 to 17 June 2011. The theme of the conference was "The Knowledge-based Foundations of the Service Economy". Dr. Karim Moustaghfir has presented in this international conference a paper entitled: "Entrepreneurial Learning: An Organizational Capability for Effective Higher Education Services"

Ahmed Driouchi-Karim Malki-Molk Kadiri-Nada Zouag-Mohammed Abdellaoui-Olivier L'Haridon

The Al Akhawayn University Institute for Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies (IEAPS) has announced that three papers were accepted and to be presented in three national/international conferences as follows: "Fragmentation and Enterprise Creation," by Ahmed Driouchi, Dean and Director of the IEAPS and Al Akhawayn University alumnus Karim Malki (BBA, Class of 2009, MS Corporate Finance, Class of 2010), in the Congress of the Moroccan Association of Economic Sciences (AMSE), June 10-11, 2011, The National Observatory of Human Development (ONDH), Rabat, Morocco; "New Economics of Migration of Medical Doctors," by Ahmed Driouchi and Al Akhawayn University alumna Molk Kadiri(BBA, Class of 2007) and Nada Zouag (BBA, Class of 2004), at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/Oxford New Welfare Economics Congress, July 5-8, 2011, OECD, Paris, France; and "Risk Aversion Elicitation: Reconciling Tractability and Bias Minimization," by Ahmed DriouchiMohammed Abdellaoui, and Olivier L'Haridon, professors from HEC Paris / National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the Behavioral Economics & Poverty Unit, United Nations University, to be presented at the UNU-Wider Conference, September 1-2, 2011. in Helsinki, Finland.