Tarek H. Selim is a visiting researcher at the MIT Industrial Performance Center where his research examines industrial development in emerging economies with a focus on Egypt. He is Professor of Economics and Strategy at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and former Chair of the Economics Department at AUC. He has been a faculty affiliate to the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Network at Harvard Business School and a founding member of the Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Association at the University of Pittsburg. In his work on industrial upgrading, he has been a consultant to the Brookings Institution, Ford Foundation, Fulbright Commission, Pearson Education, Dubai Economic Council, and the Ministries of Industry and Investment in Egypt, among other institutions. Dr. Selim has a Ph.D in economics from George Washington University, an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from AUC. He has more than 80 research publications in the fields of industrial economics and development, game theory, and competitiveness.