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Mesbah Sharaf

Research Fellows

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


Areas of Interest:

  • Development Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Migration, Demographic and Population Economics
  • Applied Econometrics

Education:

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

Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2019-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2014-2018
  • 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. and E.I. Mansour, E. I. (2019). Son Preference and Child Under nutrition in the Arab Countries: Is There a Gender Bias against Girls?” Middle East Development Journal, forthcoming.
  • Rashad, A. S., Sharaf, M. F., & Mansour, E. I. (2019). Why are Palestinian refugee children shorter than the children of host community in Jordan?. Migration and Development, 1-13.
  • Rashad, A. S., Sharaf, M. F., & Mansour, E. I. (2019). Does public health insurance increase maternal health care utilization in Egypt?. Journal of International Development. In press.
  • Rashad, A. S., Sharaf, M. F., and Mansour,E.I (2019). Does Income Inequality Increase Violence Against Women? An Instrumental Variable Approach. The European Journal of Development Research, 1-30.
  • Rashad, A., & Sharaf, M.F. (2019). Does Maternal Employment Affect Child Nutrition Status? New Evidence from Egypt. Oxford Development Studies, 1-15.
  • Sharaf, M.F., & Mansour,E.I. and Rashad, A.S. (2019). Child Nutritional Status in Egypt: A comprehensive Analysis of Socio-Economic Determinants using Quantile Regression Approach. Journal of Biosocial Science (forthcoming).
  • Sharaf, M.F., & Rashad, A.S. (2018). Socioeconomic Inequalities in Infant Mortality in Egypt: Analyzing Trends between 1995 and 2014. Social Indicators Research, 137(3), 1185-1199.
  • Rashad, A.S. & Sharaf, M.F. (2018). Does Economic Growth Reduce Child Malnutrition? New Evidence from National Demographic and Health Survey. Social Indicators Research, 135(2), 769-795.
  • 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
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


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


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