Hakim Ben Hammouda is a Tunisian economist and served as Minister of Economics and Finance between 2014 and 2015. Successfully combining academic research and operational technical support, he has significant experience in development issues and global economic governance.
He holds a PhD and is accredited to conduct research in international economics from the University of Grenoble. He was awarded the 2007 Alan Powell Prize for his contribution in areas related to trade and international economy. This annual award represents the highest distinction of the discipline. This is the first time it has been won by a researcher from a developing country.
He worked at the United Nations Development Program then joined the Economic Commission for Africa, as director of the office in Central Africa (2001- 2003), director of the trade and regional integration division (2003 - 2006), Chief economist and director of the trade, finance and economic development department (2006 - 2008). Hakim Ben Hammouda then became director of the Training Institute and of the technical cooperation division at the World Trade Organization (2008 - 2011) and advisor special of the President of the African Development Bank.
Hakim Ben Hammouda has also served as CODESRIA’s Deputy Executive Secretary. He regularly teaches international economics and development economics at several universities.
Hakim Ben Hammouda is the author and co-author of numerous economic expert reports, more than twenty books and fifty articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, in the fields of international economics and of development.