Mohammed Samhouri is a Palestinian economist and academic, and a former senior economic advisor in the Palestinian Authority. He is a founding and a former board member of the Cairo-based Regional Center for Strategic Studies as well as a former senior research and teaching fellow at Brandeis University’s Crown Center for Middle East Studies in the United States. From February to October 2005, he led a high-level Palestinian technical team in charge of preparing Gaza for the day after disengagement. He has written widely on the subject of Palestinian economy and consulted for the World Bank and the UNDP. On Twitter: @msamhouri.