I am an economist with interest in energy, the environment, and social policy. I am currently a Faculty member in Economics at King Saud University and a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Reading.
Interaction of alternative and conventional energy markets; interaction of macroeconomics and microeconomics; pollution havens; institutions; redistribution and economic inequality.
NAJM, S. 2019. The Green Paradox and Budgetary Institutions. Energy Policy, 133, 110846. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421519304240)
Najm, S. and Matsumoto, K. 2020. Does renewable energy substitute LNG international trade in the energy transition? Energy Economics, 92, 104964.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140988320303042?dgcid=author )
Work in-progress: "Attitudes towards Economic Education in Saudi Arabia"
Work in-progress: "Behavioural Aspects of Inequality" (with Marina Della Giusta)
Selected Research activities
Invited sessional chair, The role of women empowerment in the Saudi economy Workshop, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Economic Association, December 2019
Member of Scientific Committee, Royal Economic Society Symposium of Young Researchers, University of Sussex, March 2018
Ph.D. seminar series organizer, Department of Economics, University of Reading, 2016-2017
Conference presentations, including: ISEFI 2018-2016, Paris, France; 2nd HAEE Energy (2017), Athens, Greece
Current teaching - Spring 2021
Health Economics (Masters level)
Introductory Microeconomics EC113 (co-lecturing)
Empirical Methods for Economics and Social Science EC207 (sessional lecturer)
Economics for Construction and Engineering EC103 (sessional lecturer)
Principles of Macroeconomics
2014 - 2018: Ph.D. University of Reading, UK.
2011-2012: M.Sc. Economic, University of York, UK.
March 2019- : Faculty member, Department of Economics, King Saud University
April 2019- : Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Reading
Autumn 2018: Sessional tutor, Department of Economics, University of Reading
2017-2018: ASK advisor, Department of Economics, University of Reading
Spring 2017: Sessional tutor, Department of Economics, University of Reading
July 2013- August 2014: Economic Advisor, Embassy of Switzerland, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
November 2010 – July 2014: faculty member, Department of Economics, King Saud University