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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

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

Working Papers

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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