Reham Rizk - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Reham Rizk

Research Associates

Assistant Professor, British University in Egypt

Areas of Interest:

  • Development Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Economies of Middle East


  • PhD in Development Economics, Helwan University, 2012
  • MA in Development Economics, Helwan University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science (English Section), Cairo University, 2003


  • Senior Economist at the “Tahya-Misr Fund, 2018 – present
  • Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics, British University of Egypt (BUE), 2010 – present
  • Lecturer in Economics (Part –Time), Department of Business, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime, 2010 – present
  • Assistant lecturer in Economics (Full-Time), British University of Egypt, 2008-2009

Latest Publications:

  • Badr, K., Rizk, R., Zaki, C., & Badr, K. (2019). Firm productivity and agglomeration economies: Evidence from Egyptian Data, Applied Economics (forthcoming)
  • Rizk, R.(2018), Demographic Change and Economic Growth: Evidence from Egypt, Journal of North African Studies, 1-24
  • Elamin, O., Rizk, R., & Adams, J. (2018), Private tutoring and parents’ decision to work more: evidence from Egypt. Education Economics, 1-23
  • Rizk, R., & Slimane, M. B. (2018). Modelling the relationship between poverty, environment, and institutions: a panel data study. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(31), 31459-31473
  • Al-Ayouty,E ;Hassaballah, H and R. Rizk (2017), Clean manufacturing industries and environmental quality :The case of Egypt, Environmental Development, 21 (2017)19–25
  • Rizk, R. and Owusu-Afriyie (2014), Determinants of household expenditure on Children’s education in Egypt, International Journal of Education Economics and Development, Vol. 5, No. 4
Working Papers

The Promise and Peril of Youth Entrepreneurship in MENA

Entrepreneurship is promoted by government policies and international agencies as a solution to high rates ... read more

Working Papers

Firm Productivity and Agglomeration Economies: Evidence from Egyptian Data

This paper attempts to shed light on the nexus between firm productivity and economies of ... read more

Working Papers

Own Account Workers in Jordan: Profile and Work Characteristics

In this paper, we compare own account workers (employers and the self-employed) to private sector ... read more

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Revisiting the Middle-Class Myth: Evidence From A Cross-Country Analysis of African Social Progress

We analyze the relationship between the expansion of middle class in 42 African countries and ... read more

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Out of Pocket Health Expenditure and Household Budget: Evidence from Arab Countries

This paper assesses the prevalence of out-of-pocket catastrophic health expenditure and pinpoints the factors associated ... read more


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