Mahmoud-Sami NABI is Professor (Full) of Economics at the University of Carthage (Tunisia) (LEGI-Tunisia Polytechnic School and FSEG Nabeul). He is research fellow of the Economic Research Forum and occupied the position of Senior Researcher Economist at the Research Division of IRTI (the Research Institute of the Islamic Development Bank Group) from June 2011 to November 2013. Prior to joining IsDB he served as Vice-Director of Sousse Business School (Tunisia) from October 2008 to May 2011. Mr. Nabi holds an Engineering Diploma from TPS, and a PhD in economics from the University of Paris I Sorbonne. He published several papers in refereed international journals under the broader theme of finance-development. In 2010 he was awarded the Thomson-Reuters prize for Excellence in Economics dedicated to young researchers in Tunisia.