Abdulrazak Al-Faris - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Abdulrazak Al-Faris

Research Fellows

Director of Economic Planning, Policies & Economic Studies Sector, 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


  • Director of Economic Planning, Policies & Economic Studies Sector
  • 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.
Working Papers

Demand for Oil Products in the GCC Countries

Abstract The purpose of this study is to estimate the short and long-run income and price ... read more


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