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Samer Atallah

Research Associates

Assistant Professor, Economics Department, The American University in Cairo


Areas of Interest:

  • Development Economics
  • Political Economy

Education:

  • 2011, PhD, Economics, McGill University
  • 2006, M.A., Economics, McGill University
  • 2002, M.Sc., Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1997, B.Sc, Engineering, The American University in Cairo

Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Economics Department, The American University in Cairo, 2011-present
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Chicago Center in Paris, Winter 2014
  • Lecturer, Economics Department, McGill University, 2008-2011

Latest Publications:

  • Al-Ississ, M. and S. Atallah “Patronage and ideology in electoral behavior: Evidence from Egypt’s first presidential elections.” European Journal of Political Economy(2014).
  • Al Ississs, Mohamad and Atallah, Samer (2013), “Diffusion of Dissidence in Arab Public Opinion”
  • Atallah, Samer (2014) “Contagious Institutions: Role of Trade in Changing Institutional Quality”
  • Atallah, Samer (2012) “Like Father Like Son: Determinants of Educational Attainment Transmission in Egypt”
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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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