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Houyem Chekki Cherni is Associate Professor of Economics at ISCAE, University of Manouba, Tunisia; Research Fellow at LEGI - Tunisia Polytechnic School, University of Carthage, Tunisia; Senior Fellow at NABES Lab (North Africa Bureau of Economic Studies Intl);

Her main research interests are Social Protection, mainly pension and health issues. Her work spans conceptual, empirical, and policy analysis. She is particularly interested in implementing overlapping-generations computable general equilibrium models (OLG-CGE models) with GAMS.

She received her Ph.D and Habilitation Degree in economics from Tunis University and a Certificate of attendance and success in intensive program of CGE modeling with GAMS from EcoMod Modeling School, Free University of Brussels, Belgium.

She was ERF 2011 winner of the Best Paper Award in Macroeconomics studies: The ERF 17th Annual conference 20-22 March 2011, Antalya, Turkey: "Macroeconomics effects of pension reforms in the context of ageing population: Overlapping Generations Model Simulations for Tunisia"

She provided advisory and training services in policy modeling with GAMS at the CRES (Center for Research and Social Studies, Tunisia).