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Interview with Minister Hedi Larbi: International Monetary Institutions and Reform in Tunisia

In Fall 2015, JMEPP Co-Editor-in-Chief Kristin Wagner interviewed Hedi Larbi, Former Minister of Economic Infrastructure and Sustainable Development and a visiting scholar at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard’s Belfer Center. Below is an excerpt from the interview on the role of international monetary institutions in contributing to Tunisia’s future prospects.

Other topics covered include measuring Tunisia’s success in its post-Ben Ali transition to democracy, the impact of political tension and security issues on the economy, efforts being made to rejuvenate the inner regions of the country and bring marginalized populations into the economic sphere, and opinions on a proposed economic reconciliation bill. For the full interview, please listen to the podcast version by clicking here.