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Amal Nasser

Nasser is a former economist with the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, where she focused on the political economy of Yemen and the wider Middle East and North Africa.

Nasser holds a master’s of science in industrial and network economics from the Berlin Institute of Technology, where she also received her B.Sc in Economics, and her writing and analysis is frequently featured in media outlets such as Al-Monitor, The New Arab and Almodon.

She is co-founder of ArabHub Berlin, an initiative dedicated to creating cultural, political and intellectual space for Berliners to explore Arab affairs.

Amal's latest contributions

Yemen Urgently Needs a Unified Fiscal Policy Response to COVID-19

May 7, 2020
In separately defined containment measures, authorities in Sana’a and Aden closed sea, land and air ports as a precaution prior to the April 10 official reporting of Yemen’s first confirmed case of … Read more

Rapid currency depreciation and the decimation of Yemeni purchasing power

March 31, 2017
International financial intervention is urgently needed to protect the value of the Yemen’s domestic currency. If this support is not forthcoming in the immediate near-term the Yemeni rial faces … Read more

Yemen Without a Functioning Central Bank: The Loss of Basic Economic Stabilization and Accelerating Famine

November 2, 2016
The Yemeni government’s decision in September to relocate the central bank and replace its governor has left the country without an institution capable of providing basic economic stabilization. … Read more

Beware of the failure of Yemen’s central bank

May 15, 2016
For the past 18 months, Yemen has been going through one of the most chaotic times of its modern history. Since the Houthi takeover of the capital, Sanaa, on Sept. 21, 2014, the country has been … Read more