Rest in peace, Egypt's funniest economist.
The celebrated Egyptian economist and academic who wrote ‘Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?,’ Galal Amin, has passed away at 83 years of age.
Although famous for his popular book duo, ‘Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?’ and ‘Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians, and later ‘Whatever Happened to the Egyptian Revolution,’ Amin’s presence was far more encompassing in the Egyptian community.
He acquired his PhD from the London School of Economics and came back to teach at Ain-Shams University, and later, the American University in Cairo (AUC). He also frequented the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and advised for the Kuwait Fund for Economic Development (KFED) in the late 1970’s. Amin was on the board of directors of the Egyptian Economic Society in the early 1990’s as well.
Amin had been a major opposer to ousted president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak’s economic policies and human-rights abuses. He was a member of the Egyptian Society for Human Rights (1978), the Arab Society for Human Rights (1985).
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