I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). My research interests broadly include development economics and applied macroeconomics, with specific focus on foreign aid and natural resources windfalls, and their impact of fiscal decisions in developing countries.
I received my B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the American University in Cairo (AUC). Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as an economist at the Macro Fiscal Policy Unit in the Egyptian Ministry of Finance. I was responsible for projecting the government debt and the domestic and foreign interest payments over the medium-term.
I am on the job market this year. I will be presenting a poster of my job market paper, and will be available for Interviews at the AEA meetings in January 2019.