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


  • 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


  • 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, Genc, Ismail H. and Naufal, George, 2018. “The Impact of Government Spending on GDP in a Remitting Country.” IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Discussion Paper No. 11676
  • Al-Abri, Almukhtar, 2017. “Improved labour productivity is imperative for Oman’s economic diversification,” Local Economy, 32 (8), 867-879
  • Al-Abri, Almukhtar & Gani, Azmat, 2016. “Saving rates and terms-of-trade in developing countries,” Journal of Developing Areas, 50(4), 133-151
  • Al-Abri, Almukhtar &, Baghestani, Hamid, 2015. “Foreign investment and real exchange rate volatility in emerging Asian countries,” Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 34-47
  • Al-Abri, Almukhtar Saif, 2014. “How does terms-of-trade behavior shape international financial integration in primary-commodity exporting economies?,” Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 335-353
  • Al-Abri, Almukhtar Saif, 2014. “Optimal exchange rate policy for a small oilexporting country: A dynamic general equilibrium perspective,” Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 88-98
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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