University Mohammed V (Morocco)
Mehdi Lahlou is Professor of Economics at the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA) in Rabat, Morocco, and an associated professor at University Mohammed V (Rabat). He earned his PhD in economics from Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Mehdi is the author of several contributions and reports on the topics of education, poverty, professional training and employment, emigration/immigration and its socio-economic consequences, sustainable development (in North Africa and sub-Saharan countries, particularly), economic and socio-politic dynamics in Morocco, water management and climate change.
His most important academic experiences comprise collaborations with: the European University Institute in Florence (MIREM and CARIM projects), Italy; the Canada Research Chair on International Migration Law, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada; University of Paris I, Paris, France; Institute of Political Studies, Bordeaux, France; University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
He has been invited Under the auspices of the ‘’Distinguished Visiting Researcher Program‘’ at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Among other activities, he initiated a Research seminar on ‘’Doing field research on international migration in a developing country: The case of Morocco’’.
Lahlou was in charge of a Values Interuniversity project on “Migration/Integration, health and culture’’. The project implies a collaboration between the University of Lille (Lille, France), the University Mohamed V Souissi (Rabat, Morocco) and University Lucian Blaga (Sibiu, Romania) and is sponsored by the European Union for the time frame 2012 – 2016.
He is member of the Moroccan association of economic studies, member of the International Union of Scientific Study of Population. He is the President of ACME-Morocco (Association for a World Contract on water); he is also member-founder of the ‘’Common good University’’, Brussels, 2002; member-founder of the World Alternative Forum on Water. Founder, in 2006, of the Open University on “Migration, human rights and development”.
Mehdi will co-lead work on a GREASE special issue publication focusing on radicalisation challenges and the local-global intersection in the MENA region. Having a substantive role in our work package “Mapping of State-Religion Relations and Religious Radicalisation Trends”, he will also be responsible for our country reports and case studies on Morocco and Tunisia.