Salem Nechi has joined the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University as Assistant Professor of Economics in September 2013. Before joining Qatar University, Salem served as Acting Dean of Business at the Arab Open University. He also served in academic position at the American University of the Middle East in Kuwait.

Salem completed his PhD at Queen’s university in Canada, his Master degree at Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada) and his undergraduate studies at Université de Sfax in Tunisia. Salem’s research interests lie in the areas of Macroeconomics, International Economics & Finance and Time Series Econometrics. In recent years he has focused on economic and financial aspects related to the Middle East region in general and the GCC Countries in particular.

Salem has taught a broad number of undergraduate courses and had experience in MOOC topics in business and economics.

Salem has served as member and Chair of a number of conferences. Salem is a World Business Institute Fellow and a member of the American Economic Association, Canadian Economic Association, Econometrics Society and International Economic Society.

  • Present 2013

    Assistant Professor of Economics,

    College of Business and Economics, Qatar University

  • 20132012

    Assistant Dean

    College of Business Studies, Arab Open University, Kuwait

  • 20132011

    Assistant Professor of Economics

    College of Business Studies, Arab Open University, Kuwait

  • 20112009

    Assistant Professor of Economics

    American University of the Middle East, Kuwait

  • 20082006


    Department of Economics, Queen’s University, Canada

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    Department of Economics, Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada

  • Ph.D 2009

    Ph.D. in Economics

    Queen’s University at Kingston-Canada.

  • Master 2003

    Master degree in Economics,

    Université du Québec à Montréal-Canada.

  • Bachelor 1995

    Bachelor degree in Economics,

    Université de Sfax- Tunisia.