Thank you for visiting my web site. Here is a brief about myself. After graduation, I worked as a teaching assistant at Helwan University, Egypt, from 1994-2002. Then I traveled to complete my graduate studies through a competitive funded scholarship. I started my studies in the USA with a master degree in Economics at Texas A&M University and graduated in May 2004. Afterwards, I got my PhD in economics from Colorado State University in 2009.  In August 2010, I got a position as assistant professor at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, (a one year contract) later on, I was appointed as an assistant professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia during 2010-2013.

I joined Qatar University as an assistant professor in September 2013. Subsequently, I was promoted to Associate Professor Position in March 2016. In research, I lead and co-lead many peer refereed funded research projects in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. My research appears in referred journals like Energy Economics, Energy policy, Journal of Futures Markets, International Review of Economics and Finance, Economic Modeling and North American Journal of Economics and Finance among many. Also, I am a referee for international journals like, Energy Economics and Economic Modeling. My methodological research interests fall in the following fields; Behavioral Economics, Applied Econometrics, Energy Economics, Commodities and Financial Markets.

As for my personal life, I have many hobbies, which include watching the FX, Gold and Oil markets. I am highly conscious of my health and wellbeing; that being said, I try my best to keep a balanced diet and a reasonable amount of exercise. I show great pride and passion in my work and will continue to show that positive attitude through work.

  • Present 2016

    Associate Professor of Economics

    Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

  • 20162013

    Assistant Professor of Economics

    Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

  • 20132010

    Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance

    King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

  • 20102009

    Assistant Professor

    Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA

  • 20092006


    Colorado State University, USA

  • 20021994

    Teaching Assistant

    Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

  • Doctorate Degree 2009


    CSU- USA

  • Master of Science in Economics May 2004


    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

  • MA in International Trade May 2001


    Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

  • Bachelor Degree May 1993


    Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt