Brahim El Morchid is Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Law at Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech and a member of the Research and Study Group on Investment and Development (GREID). He holds a PhD in Economics and a university degree in quantitative techniques. His teaching and areas of interest are institutional economics, develop- ment economics and public policy. An important part of his research is devoted to the economies of Africa and the Arab world. Author and co-author of numerous articles published in scientific journals and edited books, he has also contributed to the implementation of several research projects at the international level, specially on the business climate in Morocco, the reforms, the use of social science research and air transport in the Arab world. From 2011 to 2013, he directed a master’s degree in research on: “The transformations and perspectives of contemporary Africa”. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of African Transformation.