My research interests include applied micro-econometrics on poverty, food security, gender and human development in Egypt and other developing countries

Selected Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Estimating the Welfare Costs of Reforming the Iraq Public Distribution System: A Mixed Demand Approach”. co-authored with Nandini Krishnan and Sergio Olivieri. Journal of Development Studies (2019).  Volume 55 Issue sup1, 91-106, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2019.1687878

  • What empowers Egyptian women: resources versus social constrains?” co-authored with Hanan Nazier. Review of Economics and Political Science (2018).

  • Food Subsidy or Cash Transfer: Impact of the Food Subsidy Reform on Egyptian Households” co-authored with Rana Hosni. New Medit- A Mediterranean Journal of Economics, Agriculture and Environment (2018). Volume No. 3. DOI: 10.30682/nm1803b.

  • Inter-Group Expenditure Gaps in the Arab Region and Their Determinants: Application to Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Tunisia” co-authored with Vladimir Hlasny and Vito Intini. Review of Income and Wealth (2018).  DOI:10.1111/roiw.12396.

  • Evaluating the impact of reforming the food subsidy program in Egypt: A Mixed Demand approach” co-authored with Alban Thomas.  Food Policy (2011). Vol. 36, Issue. 5, pp. 638-646.

Chapters in Books
  • Food Security and Its Measurement in Egypt”. Les Objectifs de Développement Durable: Opportunités Méditerranéennes. Cosimo Lacirignola. Bibliothèque de l’iReMMO. Ed. L’Harmattan. No.25. 2016. ISBN : 978-2-343-09412-0

  • Where Does Food Subsidy go?” Terre et Mer: Ressources Vitales Pour la Méditerranée. Cosimo Lacirignola. Bibliothèque de l’iReMMO. Ed. L’Harmattan. No.19. 2015. ISBN: 978-2-343-05909-9

Policy Papers
  • "Cash Transfers and Women Empowerment. A case Study of the “Takaful” Programme in Egypt". (2020) Middle East and North Africa Social Policy Network. Policy Innovation Case Study No.7

  • "Understanding the Egyptian Paradox: Why the gender gap is closing in education but not in employment?" (2019) The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research- Baseera.

  • "Demand and Supply Challenges of Food Security in Egypt" (2015). The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES)- Economic Literature Review No.2.

Conferences and Workshops Papers