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Nader Kabbani

Research Associates

Director of Research, Brookings Doha Center

Areas of Interest:

  • Labor Market and Human Development


  • Ph.D., Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
  • M.A., Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 1997
  • M.A., Public Management & Organizational Behavior, CA State University, Sacramento, 1997
  • B.A., Economics, Claremont McKenna College (CA), 1992


  • Silatech Foundation ‐ Director of Research & Policy Doha, Qatar / March 2012 – April 2017
  • Director of Research, The Syria Trust for Development, Syria, Jun.2007
  • Assistant Professor – Department of Economics, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Feb.2002-Sep.2007
  • Economist, Food and Rural Economics Division, Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, USA, Nov.2000-Jan.2002

Latest Publications:

  • Kabbani, Nader and Noura Kamel. 2009. “Tapping into the Economic Potential of Young Syrians During a Time of Transition”. In Generation in Waiting: The Unfulfilled Promise of Young People in the Middle East, T. Yousef and N. Dhillon (eds.). Brookings Institution Press.
  • Kabbani, Nader and Mansour Omeira, “Employment among Youth in West Asia and North Africa Countries” in World Youth Report 2007, UN Programme on Youth, New York (forthcoming).
  • Street, Richard, Nader Kabbani and Yamama Al-Oraibi, “Responding to Weak Labor Market Conditions Facing Youth: The Case of Syria,” in Youth in the Middle East and North Africa: Expanding Economic Prospects in Urban Areas – Technical Papers, edited by Osman Nour, Rabat: Rabat Municipality, 2006.
Working Papers

Measuring Hunger and Food Insecurity in Yemen

Yemen has become the first country in the MENA region to develop and field a ... read more

Working Papers

Raising Awareness of Alternatives to Public Sector Employment Among Syrian Youth

Abstract In 2003, over 80 percent of unemployed 15-29 year-olds in Syria sought jobs in the public ... read more


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