Almukhtar Saif Al-Abri - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Almukhtar Saif Al-Abri

Research Fellows

Assistant Professor of Economics, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman


Areas of Interest:

  • Exchange Rate Economics
  • Financial and Real Integration in GCC Region
  • Crude Oil Market and Macroeconomics of Oil Exporters and Importers
  • International Money and Finance

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, North Carolina State University, USA, 2005
  • MA., Economics, North Carolina State University, USA, 2004
  • M.Sc., Finance, Boston College, USA, 1999
  • B.Sc., Finance, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, 1997

Experience:

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, 2005-Present
  • Visiting Scholar, American University – Sharjah, UAE, 2012-2013
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance, College of Economics and Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, 2000-2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics and Finance, College of Economics, 1997-1999

Latest Publications:

  • Al-Abri, Almukhtar, (2014), Optimal exchange rate policy for a small oil-exporting country: a dynamic general equilibrium perspective, Economic Modelling, 36, 88-98.
  • Al-Abri, Almukhtar, (2013), Real exchange rate volatility, terms-of-trade shocks, and financial integration in primary-commodity exporting economies, Economics Letters, 120, 126-129.
  • Al-Abri, Almukhtar, (2013), Oil-price shocks and macroeconomic responses: does the exchange rate regime matter? OPEC Energy Review, 37 (1), 1-19 (Lead article).
  • Gani, Azmat and Almukhtar Al-Abri, (2013), Indicators of business environment, institutional quality, and foreign direct investment in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, International Review of Applied Economics, 27 (4), 515-530.
Working Papers

Labor Market Heterogeneity and Optimal Exchange Rate Regime in Resource-Rich MENA Countries

Although countries of the MENA region are commonly considered as primary-commodity economies, they show sharp ... read more


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