Ahmed Rashad - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Ahmed Rashad

Research Associates

Senior Economist, Economic Studies and Policies Sector, Government of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Areas of Interest:

  • Development Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Applied Econometrics


  • Ph.D. Focus Economic Development and Socio-economic Inequalities in Health, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics Philipps, University Marburg, Germany-July 2015
  • M.A, Economics, School of Business, The American University in Cairo-February 2012
  • Graduate Diploma, Public Policy, School of Global A ffairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo-February 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Faculty of Commerce, Alexandria University, Egypt-July 2005


  • Senior Economist, Economic Studies and Policies Sector, Government of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – present
  • Lecturer, Economics Department, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt, Germany-(2015 – 2017)

Latest Publications:

  • Rashad, A. S., & Sharaf, M. F. (2016). Economic Growth and Child Malnutrition in Egypt: New Evidence from National Demographic and Health Survey. Social Indicators Research, 1-27. doi:10.1007/s11205-016-1515-y
  • Barsoum, G., & Rashad, A. (2016). Does Private Higher Education Improve Employment Outcomes? Comparative Analysis from Egypt. Public Organization Review, 1-18.
  • Rashad, A., Frank, B., Gobien, S., Hartmann, M., Ihtiyar, Ö., Khachatryan, E., … & Stöber, T. (2016). The Powerful, the Powerless, and the Grabbing: Non-Nash Land Grabbing in the Lab. Homo Oeconomicus, 33(3), 219-242.
  • Sharaf, M. F., & Rashad, A. S. (2016). Regional inequalities in child malnutrition in Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen: a Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition analysis. Health Economics Review, 6(1), 23. doi:10.1186/s13561-016-0097-3
Working Papers

Son preference and child under nutrition in the Arab countries: is there a gender bias against girls?

Although son preference has been demonstrated in the MENA region with different manifestations and at ... read more

Working Papers

Why are Refugee Children Shorter than the Hosting Population? Evidence from Camps Residents in Jordan

The literature on children’s health inequalities in refugee camps in Jordan remains sparse. We noticed ... read more

Working Papers

Regional Inequalities in Child Malnutrition in Egypt, Jordan and Yemen: A Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition Analysis

There is substantial evidence that on average, urban children have better health outcomes than rural ... read more

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Does Maternal Employment Affect Child Nutrition Status? New Evidence From Egypt

Despite that maternal employment can increase family income, several studies have suggested that it has ... read more


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