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Dr Hamid Tabatabai is a Senior Development Economist who had a long career at the International Labour Office (ILO), both in the headquarters and in the field. He joined the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) in 2002. Prior to that, he was working as a Senior Labour Market Specialist in Zimbabwe.

He has an extensive experience in child labour issues with his current research focussing on cash transfers and social security issues. He has authored and edited a variety of publications, including books, articles and conference papers.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Development from Cornell University, New York, USA.