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Shaker Sarsour

Research Associates

Economic Researcher, Research and Monetary Policy Department,Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA)

Areas of Interest:

  • Macroeconomics


  • Ph.D.,Economics (Full Scholarship), University of Siena – Italy, 2012
  • MSc., Economics, University of Siena, Italy, 2007
  • MA., Economic Science (Awarded with Distinction), Birzeit University, West Bank – Palestine, 2007


  • Economic Researcher and Head of Public Finance Division, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA), 2008 – present
  • Part time Lecturer – Econometrics, Birzeit University, Faculty of Business & Economics, Economic Department, West Bank – Palestine, Jan. 2013 – July 2013
  • Part time Economic consultant, Palestine Monetary Authority: Conduct a paper entitled “Forecasting Inflation in Palestinian Territory”, July 2007 – October 2007
  • Economic Consultant, International Labor Organization (ILO), 2004-  2005
  • Research Assistant at Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS) for two different periods 2003 – 2004 and 2005 – 2006.

Latest Publications:

  • Sarsour, Shaker & Dombrecht, Michel (2016) “Competitiveness assessment of the Palestinian economy: a long‐run perspective”. Middle East Development Journal, vol. 8 (1), pages 65‐83. DOI: 10.1080/17938120.2016.1151323
  • Sabra, Mahmoud & Sartawi, Shaker (2015) “Development Impacts of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth, Domestic Savings and Dutch Disease Presence in Palestine”. International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research. 3(11), 532‐542.
  • Sarsour Shaker & Daoud Yousef (2015) “The Efficiency of the Banking System in Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) 2000–2009”, Review of Middle East Economics and Finance. Vol. 11 (1), Pages 55–77, ISSN (Online) 1475-3693, ISSN (Print) 1475-3685
  • Upcoming: (with Daoud Y. Shanti R. and Kamal S.),”Risk tolerance, gender and entrepreneurship: the Palestinian case” published in “Start-ups and Start-up Ecosystems. Theories, Models and Successful Cases in the Mediterranean Area”.
  • Sarsour S., (2012). “Analyzing the Transmission Mechanisms of Monetary Policy in the Absence of a National Currency: The Palestinian case”, Middle East Development Journal, vol. 4 (2).

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