Wasseem Mina - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Wasseem Mina

Research Fellows

Associate Professor, United Arab Emirates University


Areas of Interest:

  • International Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Economic Development
  • Industrial Organization

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, 2002
  • M.A., Economics, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 1990

Experience:

  • Associate Professor, United Arab Emirates University, College of Business and Economics, Department of Economics, 2011-Present
  • Visiting Scholar, United Nations University-World Institute of Development Economics Research, Helsinki, July-August 2009.
  • Assistant Professor, United Arab Emirates University, College of Business and Economics, Department of Economics, 2004-2011
  • Part-time Assistant Professor, The Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport, College of Management, Heliopolis Campus, Cairo,  Summer 2004

Latest of Publications:

  • Mina, Wasseem. 2019. “Diaspora and Government Welfare Spending: Do Migrant Remittances Increase Public Social Protection?” Economic Notes (forthcoming).
  • Mina, Wasseem. 2017. “Institutional Clusters and FDI Flows to the MENA Region”, In Empirical Studies on Economics of Innovation, Public Economics and Management: Proceedings of the 18th Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference, edited by M.H. Bilgin et al. (pp. 243-252). DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-50164-2_14. Part of the Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics book series (EBES, volume 6).
  • Mina, Wasseem. 2017. “Institutional Clusters and FDI Flows to the MENA Region.” Africagrowth Agenda Journal, 14 (3), July-September, 8-11.
  • Mina, Wasseem. 2015. “Political Risk Guarantees and Capital Flows: The Role of Bilateral Investment Treaties”, Economics Discussion Papers, No 2015-24, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  • Mina, Wasseem and Jaeck, Louis. 2015. “Labor Market Flexibility and FDI Flows: Evidence from Oil-Rich GCC and Middle Income Countries”, March 4, 2015.
  • Mina, Wasseem. 2014. “But Most of All We Love Each Other: Does Social Cohesion Pay off? Evidence from FDI Flows to Middle Income Countries”, International Center for Public Policy, Working Paper 14-24, June.
Working Papers

Labor Market Policies and FDI Flows to GCC Countries

The six oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries adopted interventionist labor policies in the early ... read more


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The Race to the Top: Institutional Clusters and World FDI Shares

The literature on the institutions-FDI nexus has treated the influence of institutions independently of each ... read more


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BIT Contracting and FDI Impact in the GCC Countries

Abstract The rationale for GCC countries increasingly contracting of BITs is controversial. This paper empirically examines the ... read more


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