Mesbah Sharaf - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

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

Does Public Health Insurance Increase Maternal Health Care Utilization in Egypt

We assess the impact of health insurance on the utilization of maternal health care services ... read more


Working Papers

Socio-Economic Inequalities in Maternity Care Under Political Instability: Evidence From Egypt, Jordan and Yemen

Medical care during pregnancy is crucial for protecting women from health risks during and after ... read more


Working Papers

Catastrophic and Impoverishing Effects of Out-Of-Pocket Health Expenditure: New Evidence from Egypt

Conventional poverty estimates do not take into account out-of-pocket (OOP) health payments. OOP health payments ... read more


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