Aya Elewa

Aya Elewa holds a PhD in Economics from Paris School of Economics and University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She has recently defended her PhD thesis on “Trade Liberalization, Competition and Market Structure: Theory and Empirical Evidence” under the supervision

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of Prof. Jean-Philippe Tropeano. She is extremely interested in Economic research, especially Industrial Organisation and International Trade fields. She is also interested in both Empirical and Theoretical research.

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Vladimir Hlasny

Vladimir Hlasny is an associate professor of Economics at Ewha Womans University in Seoul.  He specializes in labor and welfare economics, particularly in relation to Asia and the Middle East region. In 2015 he served as an economic affairs officer at UN Economic and Social Commission

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for Western Asia in Beirut. He holds a doctorate in Economics from Michigan State University.

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Samah Issa

Samah is a senior lecturer in Banking and Finance and a collaborative course leader for DBA program at Sheffield Hallam University. She holds a doctorate in Finance from the University of Essex. Samah’s current research areas are on banking sector competition and market structure,

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financial stability, contagion and convergence issues in banking; with a special focus on emerging markets.

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Fida Karam

Fida Karam is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Finance, Gulf University of Science and Technology, and a Research Associate at the Economic Research Forum (ERF). Her research focuses on international trade and trade policy in

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the Middle East and North African Region, international and internal migration, computable general equilibrium models and microfinance. Dr. Karam completed her undergraduate studies at Lebanese University in 2004, received a master’s degree in International/Development Economics from Paris School of Economics – University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne in 2005, and completed a PhD in Economics with high distinction at the same school in 2009. Upon completing her PhD she was appointed Assistant Professor of Economics at GUST, and has been at GUST ever since. She served as the coordinator of the Economics program since 2012 and as the head of the Economics and Finance department from January 2014 to August 2017. She was recently appointed as the Director of the Gulf Financial Center, the first academic applied financial center in the Middle East. Dr. Karam has received numerous grants and awards including a grant from the French embassy in Lebanon and a grant from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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International Trade, Trade Policy, Trade in Services, Migration, Computable General Equilibrium Models, Development Economics, Insider Trading.

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Enrico Marvasi

Enrico is research fellow and lecturer at Politenico di Milano, where he does his primary academic research and teaches microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics. He is also member of the core faculty of the Business School of Politenico di Milano, where he teaches Read More

economics in the MBA programmes, and researcher at the Digital Export Observatory, where he does research on cross-border e-commerce and digital exports and participate in workshops, seminars and round tables with firms and entrepreneurs. Enrico was research fellow of the Centro Rossi-Doria of the University of Roma Tre, research assitant at the European University Institute and postdoc research fellow at University of Florence. He was visiting student at the Gratuate Institue of Geneva (Switzerland) and at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). He got his Ph.D. at University of Roma Tor Vergata. His research focuses on international trade, trade policy and global value chains with both an applied and a theoretical approach. He published artciles in the Review of World Economics (Springer), Small Business Economics (Springer), Food Policy (Elsevier), International Economics – Journal (Elsevier) and contributed to several other reports and books on international trade.

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Mais Sha’ban

Mais Sha’ban is a PhD candidate in Finance at Essex Business School of the University of Essex. Her research interests include bank stability, bank performance, and financial inclusion.

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She has an MSc in Finance (Swansea University) and a BA in Banking and Finance (Yarmouk University). Mais has a teaching experience as a GTA at Essex Business School, and as a lecturer at Yarmouk University, Petra University, and Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan. 

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