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Mesbah Sharaf

Research Associates

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, Canada


Areas of Interest

  • Labor Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Applied Econometrics

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, Fall 2012.
  • M.A in Economics, Alexandria University, Egypt, 2007.
  • B.A in Economics, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1999.

Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2014-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Concordia University, Canada, 2012-2014
  • Part-time Faculty Member, Department of Economics, Concordia University, Canada, winter 2012

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
  • Sharaf, M. F. and A. S. Rashad (2016). “Regional inequalities in child malnutrition in Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen: a Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition analysis.” Health Economics Review 6(1): 1-11
  • Binge drinking and marijuana use among menthol and non-menthol adolescent smokers:findings from the Youth Smoking Survey, Addictive Behaviors, 2014, 39(3), 740-743. (with S. Azagba)
  • Is alcohol mixed with energy drinks consumption associated with susceptibility to smoking? Preventive Medicine, 2014, 61, 26-28. (with S. Azagba)
  • Physical inactivity among older Canadian adults. Journal of physical activity & health, 2014, 11(1). (with S. Azagba)

 

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


Working Papers

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


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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