Moamen Gouda - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Moamen Gouda

Research Fellows

Assistant Professor of Middle-East Economics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Areas of Interest:

  • Constitutional Economics
  • Institutional Economics
  • Economic History
  • Economics of Religion


  • Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, Doctorate (Dr. rer. Pol.), Economics, 04/2009 – 03/2014
  • Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, United Kingdom Edinburgh Business School (in collaboration with American University in Cairo) Master of Business Administration (MBA) 09/2003 – 07/2006
  • Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt Euro-Mediterranean Studies Program Master’s Degree Coursework, 03/2004 – 05/2005
  • Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt Faculty of Commerce (English Section) B.A. in Commerce, 09/1995 – 06/1999


  • Assistant Professor of Middle-East Economics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Seoul, South Korea Graduate School of International and Area Studies (GSIAS) 09/2014 -present
  • Assistant Lecturer – Department of International Business, German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, Egypt 06/2007 – 02/2009
  • Assistant Lecturer – Department of Business and Economics, Misr International University (MIU), Cairo, Egypt 02/2007 – 06/2007

Latest Publications:

  • Gender Equality in Muslim-Majority Countries, with Niklas Potrafke, Economic Systems, forthcoming.
  • Stealing More Is Better? An Economic Analysis of Islamic Law of Theft, European Journal of Law and Economics, DOI: 10.1007/s10657-015-9499-7, May 2015.
  • Religious Loyalty and Acceptance of Corruption, with Sang-Min Park, Journal of Economics and Statistics, Volume 235, Issue 2 (2015), Pages 184-206, March 2015.
  • Islamic Constitutionalism and Rule of Law: A Constitutional Economics Perspective, Constitutional Political Economy, Volume 24, Issue 1 (2013), Pages 57-85, March 2013.
  • Can Shari’a be a Deterrent for Intellectual Property Piracy in Islamic Countries?, with Nora El-
    Bialy, Journal of World Intellectual Property, Volume 14, Issue 6 (2011), Pages 441-466,
    November 2011.
Working Papers

Thank You, Infidels! Social Welfare and Islamic State Recruitment

This paper is motivated by reports about Islamic State fighters having received welfare payments from ... read more

Working Papers

Muslim Youth Unemployment and Expat Jihadism- Bored to Death?

While the presence of foreign fighters in military conflict has been a regular ingredient of ... read more

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Religious Loyalty and Acceptance of Corruption

This study investigates the relationship between religiously-induced internalized values of individuals and their specific attitudes ... read more


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