Philippe Adair

Philippe Adair, PhD in Economics and PhD in Sociology, Emeritus, is Professor of Economics at University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), France.
A fellow of the ERUDITE research team (UPEC), he supervised thirteen PhDs.
He specialises in Labour Economics and Financial Economics. His two research topics are the informal economy and small business funding (microfinance) in developing/transition and developed countries.
He is an Editorial Board member of the peer-reviewed journal Mondes en Développement. (ranked by the CNRS) and a vice-president of Association Tiers-Monde.
He records over one hundred publications including articles in ranked journals, books, chapters in books, published conference papers and international research reports.
References: Philippe Adair at IDEAS ideas.repec.org/e/pad118.html‎
Philippe Adair at ResearchGate www.researchgate.net/

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Mouyad Alsamara

Mouyad Alsamara, PhD, is an associate professor of Economics at Qatar University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Paris1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne). Teaching has been extremely an important part of his career at several Universities such as Paris Descartes, ESCE International Business School, Paris-Est University, and Damascus University.
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He has been devoted to the research side of his academic career and published 22 articles in international journals such as Economic Modelling, Applied Economics, Energy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Emerging market Finance and Tarde, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance… He has received several grants for research projects, such as Eiffel Excellence Scholarship (EGIDE Scholarships), Qatar university internal grants, QNRF UREP-19 grant, QNRF NPRP-12 grant and Economic research Forum (ERF) grant. Last, but not least, professional experience has been an important part of Dr. Alsamara work profile’s. He joined the Central Bank of Syria (CBS) in 2005 and worked as an Economist at its Research Department. He also work as an expert for NAFS program for the future of Syria lunched by ESCWA -United Nation.

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Athar Elnagger

Athar Elnagger is an economics PhD candidate at the German University in Cairo. Her current research focuses on exchange rate pass-through, inflation, monetary policy and the role of monetary institutional quality in MENA region and emerging economies.

Her research interest spans across the fields of financial economics, monetary policy and macroeconomics.

Athar also holds the position of assistant lecturer at economics department at the German University in Cairo. She obtained her M.Sc. from Humboldt University of Berlin majoring in financial economics and B.Sc. from German University in Cairo majoring in economics and finance.

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Imene Berguiga

Imene Berguiga, PhD in Economics and habilitated to supervise PhD students, is Associate Professor in Finance at the University of Sousse (IHEC, Tunisia). She specialises in Accounting and Finance on the topics of microfinance, banks and small businesses funding in the MENA region and North African countries.

Since 2010, she published eighteen papers in peer-reviewed journals, proceedings and a book chapter related to microfinance, funding Micro-Small and Medium Size Enterprises (MSMEs), female entrepreneurship and specific risks in Islamic banking.
References: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Imene_Berguiga

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Kudakwashe Joshua Chipunza

Kudakwashe Joshua Chipunza is in the final year of his doctorate studies in Development Finance at the University of Stellenbosch. He previously served as a part-time lecturer in Microeconomics and Finance at the University of KwaZulu Natal at the undergraduate level before becoming a monitoring and evaluation officer at a local non-governmental organization.

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He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Economics and Finance) and Master of Commerce (Finance) from the University of KwaZulu Natal and graduated cum laude. His research interests lie in asset pricing, financial inclusion and household welfare in emerging markets and has published six peer reviewed articles in these areas. Driven by the passion to improve young people’s welfare, Kudakwashe volunteers as a tutor in high schools in disadvantaged communities.

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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.

Research Interests:

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

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Rebecca Maria Mari

Rebecca Maria Mari is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economic Geography at the London School of Economics.
Her research investigates local private capital development, with a focus on the role of government interventions under credit market frictions. Her causal identifications rely on spatial methods and often exploit natural disasters.

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Her research broadly spans across the fields of financial economics, local development and fiscal policy.
Rebecca is also a Fellow in Political Economy at Mercatus Center in Washington DC.
She has published on Economica and in her career as policy-making economist she has contributed to several speeches and publications on the topics of financial stability and international macroeconomics.
She has previously obtained a M.Sc. In Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and a B.Sc. In International Economics from Bocconi University.

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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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Chahira Mehouachi

Chahira Mehouachi is a graduate of Paris-Dauphine University and the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School. She is currently an assistant professor at ISG Business School. She is also an associate researcher at MOSAIC, the Creativity and Innovation Pole of HEC Montreal.

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Her teaching and research focuses on the management of innovation and creativity and on the governance of creative industries. She has published in renowned academic journals such as the Journal of Economic Geography, Industry & Innovation and the Revue Française de Gestion.Chahira is also an active member of the civil society and is currently the vice-president of ATUGE France (Association des Tunisiens de Grandes Écoles).

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Ronald Miranda

Ronald Miranda is a Researcher in Economics at Universidad de la República (Uruguay) – Department of Economics at the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración since 2011. He obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His research lines focus on the study of the macroeconomic effects of different fiscal policies,
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the analysis of government quality determinants and the socioeconomic impact of decentralization, mostly from an empirical point of view. Additionally, he is interested in International Economics.

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Anis Omri

Anis Omri, Ph.D, is a Professor of Economics at both the Qassim University, Saudi Arabia (College of Business and Economics) and the University of Carthage, Tunisia (Faculty of Economics and Management of Nabeul). Dr. Omri currently serves as member of editorial and scientific committee of various academic international journals.

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He also contributed in several research projects for African Development Bank and UNDP. His-research works focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, sustainability, energy and environmental economics, SDGs, behavioral economics, international macroeconomics, time series and panel econometrics. Dr. Omri’s recent articles were published in refereed journals, such as World Development, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Business Research, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Economic Modelling, Applied Economics, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Management Development, Research in Economics, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Research in International Business and Finance, Review of World Economics, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Energy, Progress in Nuclear Energy, Energy Systems, Environmental Research, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Science of the Total Environment, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Climatic Change, and Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

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Elena Perra

Elena is a PhD Candidate in Development Economics and Local Systems at a joint programme run by the University of Florence and the University of Trento. Her current research exploits highly disaggregated and remotely-sensed data within quasi-experimental frameworks to evaluate

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the effects of ethnic favouritism in public good provision in low-income countries. Her previous work on the economic consequences of the civil conflict in Syria has been presented at the 2019 EMNES Annual Conference.

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Anis Samet

Dr. Anis Samet holds a Ph.D. from HEC-Montreal-Canada and he is certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and certified Bloomberg Professional. He is currently an Associate Professor of Finance at the American University of Sharjah (AACSB accredited), UAE.

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Before joining AUS, Anis Samet taught at Abu Dhabi University and worked as risk management advisor with one of the largest institutional investors in Canada. Dr. Anis Samet has published in leading financial journals, such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Emerging Markets Review, Journal of Financial Research, International Review of Financial Analysis, and Journal of Business Research. His research interests include international finance, banking, liquidity, corporate finance, corporate governance, financial risk management, financial markets, Islamic finance and financial econometrics. He offered several training in Finance and Risk Management to several institutions including the UAE Central Bank, UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), Dubai Financial Market (DFM), Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), Nasdaq-Dubai, Sharjah Asset Management (SAM), and Sharjah Finance Ministry.

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Mais Sha’ban

Mais Sha’ban is an Assisstant Professor of Banking and Finance at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan. Her research interests include bank stability, bank performance, financial inclusion

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, and sustainable finance. She holds a PhD in Finance (University of Essex, United Kingdom), MSc in Finance (Swansea University, United Kingdom), and a BA in Banking and Finance (Yarmouk University, Jordan). Mais teaches a number of modules including financial management, investment management, and financial analysis.

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Giulio Vannelli

Giulio Vannelli is a Ph.D. candidate in international economics at the University of Trento and the University of Florence. Currently, he is working as a research assistant at Paris School of Economics. He has an M.Sc. in Economics and Development at the University of Florence. Main research interests are in trade, FDI, global value chains and development.

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