Amr Adly

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Amr Adly

  • ARD Postdoctoral Fellow
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Amr Adly has a Ph.D. from the European University Institute-Florence, Department of political and social sciences (Date of completion: September 2010). His thesis topic was "The political economy of trade and industrialization in the post-liberalization period: Cases of Turkey and Egypt". The thesis was published by Routledge in December 2012 under the title of State Reform and Development in the Middle East: The Cases of Turkey and Egypt.

He has several other academic publications that have appeared in the Journal of Business and Politics, Turkish Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies, in addition to articles in several other periodicals and newspapers in English and Arabic. 

Before joining Stanford, he worked as a senior researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, heading the unit of social and economic rights, and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomat.

At Stanford, he is leading a research project on reforming the regulatory environment governing entrepreneurship after the Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia, which will result in policy papers as well as conferences in the two countries.

In The News

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Amr Adly Explains Market-Making Failure in Egypt [VIDEO]

In a webinar dated June 8, 2020, American University in Cairo Scholar Amr Adly presented

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New scholars from Egypt and Morocco join ARD program this year

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is pleased to announce that Nabil Mouline and Hesham Sallam have joined the program as researchers. Nabil Mouline will spend his time at CDDRL as a visiting scholar writing a book on the sociological history of Saudi Arabia, while Hesham Sallam, as a pre-doctoral fellow, will work on his doctoral thesis on Islamist movements and economic reform in Egypt.
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New Stanford project on entrepreneurship after the Arab Spring

CDDRL's Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University is pleased to announce the launch of a new research project on entrepreneurship after the Arab Spring. The project, led by Dr. Amr Adly who has just joined ARD from Egypt, focuses on addressing ways to overcome the barriers facing entrepreneurs in Egypt and Tunisia.