Abdulrazak Al-Faris - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Abdulrazak Al-Faris

Research Fellows

Executive Director, Economic Policies & Affairs, Dubai Economic Council

Areas of Interest:

  • Energy Market
  • Labor Markets, Education
  • Macroeconomic Policies


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Oxford, 1990
  • M.Sc., Economics, Cairo University, 1983
  • B.A., Economics, Kuwait University, 1976


  • Professor, Economics Department, Faculty of Business and Economics, UAE University, 1990-2007
  • Director, Center for Labor Market Research and Information, (TANMIA), 2004-2006
  • Alternate Executive Director, IMF, 1999-2001

Latest Publications:

  • Poverty and Income Distribution in Arab Countries. Beirut: Center for Arab Unity Studies, February 2001.
  • “Public Expenditure and Economic Growth in the GCC Countries”, Applied Economics, 2001.
  • “The Demand for Electricity in the GCC Countries”, Energy Policy, Vo.30, No.2, January 2002.

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