Leila Baghdadi is Professor of Economics at ESSECT, University of Tunis, where she holds the World Trade Organization Chair ( part of the WTO Chairs Programme). She is an executive board member of the Central Bank of Tunisia since August 2019. She was appointed as a member of the Tunisian Council of Economic Analysis reporting to the Chief of Government from November 2017 to February 2021. Leila is a Research Fellow and an Advisory Board member of the Economic Research Forum a member of the Steering Committee of the Regional Research Network of Central banks in the Mena region and a member of the Associate Committee of EMNES. She is an Associate Editor of the Middle East Development Journal.
Her research interests focus on international economics, as well as women empowerment and sustainability issues. Leila received her PhD from University Paris 1, Pantheon Sorbonne., while earning her degree she was both WTO PhD fellow and a Marie Curie Researcher at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.