Jala Youssef is a PhD Candidate in Economics and a Teaching and Research Fellow (ATER) at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (PhD in Double Degree with Cairo University). She is also a Consultant at the World Bank (The Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice). She was an Assistant Lecturer on part time basis at the French Section of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. She previously worked as a researcher at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and at the Egyptian Government (the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Egyptian Competition Authority). She holds a B.A. in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and an M.A. in Applied Economics from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research lies at the intersection of macroeconomics and development economics. She works on structural change, economics of growth, and the impact of structural versus stabilization policies on macroeconomic aggregates.