Wael Moussa, PhD, Education Research Scientist, Research and Evaluation, Global Education at FHI 360

Wael is a Lebanese native fluent in both Arabic and French, and a graduate of the American University of Beirut. He holds a PhD in Economics from Syracuse University, and is currently a Senior Research Associate with the FHI 360 Education Policy and Data Center, where he conducts research on a range of issues in education, including education inequality and conflict, the impact of education inequality on the economy, and the effects of school fees on secondary school attendance among girls. He also serves as a technical monitor in support of monitoring and evaluation of FHI 360’s education programming.

Previously, Wael worked in the US K-12 education space on academic research investigating the causal links between compulsory attendance legislation and high school graduation and the causal effects of the International Baccalaureate Program on academic achievement in the US. This research has led to peer-reviewed publications at the Economics of Education Review and Education Finance and Policy. While at the American University of Beirut, Wael served as a researcher under the supervision of Dr. Jad Chaaban (AUB faculty) participating in research projects in partnership with the UNDP and UN-ESCWA on topics of education and labor market for youths.