Mohamad Al-Ississ - Economic Research Forum (ERF)


  • MA Ph.D. in Public Policy, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, 2007 – 2010
  • MA Masters in Public Administration/International Development, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, 2005 – 2007
  • MA Master of Arts, Middle Eastern Studies HARVARD COLLEGE, Cambridge, MA, 1999-2000


  • Associate Dean for Administration, Undergraduate Studies and Public Outreach, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy The American University in Cairo, 2014-present
  • Visiting Scholar. Harvard Kennedy School, Spring 2014
  • Harvard Kennedy School, Lecturer, Mid-Career MPA Program, 2010-present
  • Assistant Professor, School of Business, Economics Department, The American University in Cairo, 2011-present

Latest Publications:

  • “Patronage and Electoral Behavior: Evidence from Egypt First Presidential Elections”, (with Atallah, Samer), European Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming 2014.
  • “What Does Health Reform Mean for the Health Care Industry? Evidence from the Massachusetts Special Senate Election.”, (with Miller, Nolan), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 5(3): 1-29, 2013.
  • “The Elasticity of Trust: How to Promote Trust in the Arab Middle East and the United States” (with Bohnet, Iris, Herrmann, Benedikt, Robbett, Andrea, Al-Yahia, Khalid, and Zeckhauser, Richard), chapter 7 in “Restoring Trust in Organizations and Leaders Enduring Challenges and Emerging Answers”, Oxford University Press, 2012.
Working Papers

Individual Preferences for Democracy In the Arab World Explaining the Gap

We take a new look at the question of the Arab democratic exception. We use ... read more

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Diffusion of Dissidence in Arab Public Opinion

We are investigating the contagion effect in dissidence in public opinion. In other words, the ... read more


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