MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Mr. Philippe Adair

Emeritus Professor in Economics. Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management, University Paris-Est Créteil (2009-2014). PhD in Economics (1980). PhD in Sociology (1989). Vice-Chairman of Association Tiers-Monde (2013-2019) publishing Mondes en développement (ranked economics journal). Fellow of ERUDITE academic research unit (Equipe de Recherche sur l’Utilisation des Données Individuelles en lien avec la Théorie Economique). I have strong expertise on informal employment and labour market policies in North Africa since 1999. I authored articles (11), reports (5), papers in proceedings, and international conferences (7); I was guest editor (3 journals) and I supervised PhD (5) that are relevant to the topic.

Doctorate, Ministry Of Higher Learning
Current or most recent Employer

Head of Department (12 years), Dean (5 years); Research Director (4 years).

University Paris Est Creteil
Time in Post - 12

Organisation Type: Consultancy and research - including think-tanks (not for profit)

Regional Expertise

Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, State of Palestine, Tunisia,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Development (applied), Economics, Sociology

Contact Info

+ 33 601354840

University Paris Est Créteil 61 Avenue du General de Gaulle 94010 Creteil
Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality ( 10 years )

Public Policy ( 20 years )

Gender equality ( 10 years )

Labour and employment policies ( 20 years )

Economic development ( 20 years )

Islamic finance ( 5 years )

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 5 years )

Women ( 5 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy

Poverty/deprivation reduction


Gender equality

Labour and employment polices

Economic development

Islamic finance


Academic publications
Adair P., Bellache Y., 2018, "Labour Market Segmentation and Occupatiol Mobility in Algeria: Repeated Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analyses (2007-2012)", Review of Development Economics 22(4): 1765-1783

Academic conferences
Benhabib L., Adair P., 2017, "Hiring Discrimition on the Algerian Labour Market: an Assessment with Testing", Africa Meeting of the Econometric Society, Algiers, June 29–July 1st

Policy Reports
Adair P. (Ed.) 2021. “Assessing the Job Creation Potential of Social Economy in the MENA Region”. July 2021-January 2022. EuroMeSCo Policies Department. IEMed European Institute of the Mediterranean, Barcelona, Spain.