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Professor of Economics 
Correspondance | Present and previous positions | Teaching Experience | Publications | Research Supervision | Other Activities
 
Date of Birth : 
 
19/5/1954 
Place of Birth :  
 
 Cairo / Egypt 
Nationality :  
 
Egyptian 
Marital Status :  Married 
Number of Children :  Two
Correspondance: 
Office Address :  Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University 
Home Address :  
 
21 Wadi el Nil St. 
Mohandessin - Giza - Egypt 
Tel :  Office :  
 
00202 5705542 
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 00202 3468304 - 3045015
Fax :  Home :  
 
00202 3468304 
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Language :  Arabic , English , German and French
Qualification: 
PH.D : Cairo University, Dec 1984  
Thesis Title : 
 " The Impact of the Open door Economic Policy on the Industrial Sector in Egypt " 
( Supervisor : Prof. R. El-Mahgoub and Prof. S. Soliman ) 
M. A.  Cairo University Aug. 1980  
Thesis Title : 
" The Housing Problem in Urban Areas in Egypt " 
( Supervisor : Prof. S. Soliman and Prof. A. El Gazalli ) 
B. A.  Honors, Economics, Cairo University, July 1976  
 
Present Position :   Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, May 1995 to date 
Previous Positions :  
 
Feb. 1990 - May 1995 
Associate Prof. Of Economics, Cairo University. 
Feb. 1985 - Feb. 1990 
Assistant Professor of Economics, Cairo University. 
 
Sept. 1980 - Sept. 1985 
Tutor of Economics, Cairo University. 
Sept. 1985 - May 1988 
Part - Time lecturer, Faculty of Commerce - Cairo University. 
Part time lecturer, Depart , of Economics American University in Cairo. 
Oct. 1993 - Jan. 1994 
Part time lecturer, Depart. Of Computer and Communications, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. 
March 1985 - Sept. 1990 
Researcher at National Research Center for Social and Criminological Studies, Cairo. 
Sept. 1990 - May 1992 
Training Consultant in Chemonics / USAID in the field of Local Developing Planning. 
Training Consultant in the Banking Institute - Central Bank of Egypt. 
Feb. 1994 - to date : 
Lecture at the Institute for Arab Research and Studies, in Arab League 
Consultant for the Egyptian NGO Committee for Population and Development - Cairo 
March 1995 - to date : 
Consultant for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in the area of small scale enterprises and inform sector activities and environment. 
Nov. 1995 - to date : 
Research Associate at the Economics Research Forum, Cairo. 
Sept. 1995 - to date : 
Deputy Director of the Center for Developing Countries Studies, Cairo University. 
Sept. 1998 - Oct. 1998 
Visiting Professor at " Developing Studies " in the Sociology " Dept., University of Manchester , United Kingdom . 
Teaching Experience :  - 1st., Year Introduction to Economics 
- ( Tutorial and Lectures ) 
- 1st., Year Introduction to Project Management Methods. 
- 3rd, Year Macroeconomics ( Intermediate Level ) 
- 4th, Year National Income Accounting. 
Postgraduate:   - M. A. and Ph. D. Macroeconomics. 
- M. A. and Ph.D. Thesis Supervision. 
Publications :  
 
 
 
1- Books  1- Soliman, S. et al., The Right to Work, National Research Center for Social and Criminological Studies, Cairo 1987. 
2- Soliman, S. et al., Egyptian Return Migration, Department of Economics, Cairo University.1988 . 
 
3- El Baradi, M., Ed., Oil and the Arab Development During the Nineties , Institute for Arab Research and Studies, Arab League, Cairo 1993 . 
 
 4- El Mahdi, A., Ed. Partners in Developing : The Political and Social Aspect of the Economic Reform Program in Egypt, Center for The Study of Developing Countries, Cairo University., 1996 ( Arabic ). 
5 - El Mahdi, A., Ed., Aspect of Structural Adjustment in Africa and Egypt, Center for the Study of Developing Countries, Cairo University., 1997. 
2- Journal Articles and Conference Papers 1 - " Human Investment in Industrial Education in Egypt " Paper Presented to the 12th, International Congress for Statistics, Ain Shames University, Mach 28 - April 2, 1987. 
2 - " Agricultural Policy and the Growth of the Cereal Grap", Paper Presented to the Congress of Economics and Agriculture Development in Egypt and the Arab Countries, Mansoura University, Feb. 1988. 
3 - " The Informal Sector in Urban Egypt : A Theoretical Frame work " Paper Presented to the Social Science Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2 May 1988 PP. 3-8 ( with A. Mashhour and J. Diab ) 
 
4 - " Regional Distribution of Unemployment and it's Relationship with Internal Migration " Paper presented  to the First Conference of the Dept. of Economics, Cairo University, 1989. 
 
5 - " The Determinants of Loss in the Public Sector Textile  Industry", Paper presented to the second Conference of the Dept. of Economics on : " Productivity in the Egyptian Economy " S.Soliman , Ed. , Cairo University . Cairo , 1991 ( with M. Osman) 
 
6 - " The Informal Sector in Urban Egypt : A Case Study of Maarouf District " an Empirical Study presented to The National Research Center for Social an Criminological Studies, Cairo 1989 ( with A. Mashhour ) 
 
7 - " The Future of the Egyptian Textile and Ready - Made Cloths Exports " A paper presented to " the Conference of Liberalization of the Egyptian Economy and it's Integration in the International Market ", Center for Economics and Financial Research and Studies , Cairo University . 2-3 May 1992. 
 
8 - " The Distributional Impact of The Economic Reform Policies in Mexico " In H. Kheir El Din and G. Abdel Khalek, Ed., "Economic Reform and its Distributional Impact ", proceedings of the Conference of the Dept., of Economics, Cairo University, 21-23 Nov., 1993 , Dar El Mostakbal El Araby, Cairo 1994. 
 
9 - " Determinants of Economic Growth in Egypt 1960 - 1990 /1991", A paper presented to the Conference of Statistics and Computer Application in Social Science, The Dept., of Statistics, Cairo University. April 1994. 
 
10 - " The Competitiveness of the Egyptian Economy in A Middle Eastern Cooperation Framework", July 1994 Journal of Arab Research, Arab League ( Under Publication) . 
 
11 - " The Economic Reform Program in Egypt : After Four Years of Implementation, Feb. 1995 , UCLA, Los Angles. 
 
12 - " A brief Literature Review of the Informal Sector Studies in Egypt " Dec. 1995 , Economic Research Forum , Cairo . 
 
13 - " Employment Conditions in an Urban Informal Setting", Manchester University , Manchester , May 1996. 
 
14 - " Structural Adjustment and Poverty Alleviation : The Egyptian Case " ( with M.K. El Sayyid ) in Abu Zeid , A., Ed., " The Social Summit : The International , Regional and Domestic Perspectives", The Center For the Study of Developing Countries Cairo University., Cairo 1996. 
 
 15 - " The Impact of Eu-Mediterranean Partnership on small and Medium Scale Industry in Egypt " University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, May 1997 . 
16  - " Small Industries Complex in the 10th of Ramadan City : Needs and Potentials : A Target Group Analysis", ( with H. El Said ) Friedrich Ebert Stiftung , Cairo 1996 (Reports in English and Arabic ). 
Research Supervision :  
 
I have been jointly responsible for supervising the completed M. A. and Ph. D. Thesis listed below : 
 
1- Role in Economic Appraisal of the Aluminum Complex in Nagah Hamadi : An Evaluation of it’s the Egyptian Economy : Cairo University.,( M. El Garf, 1998 ) 
 
 2-  The Impact of the New Economic Policy on the Performance of the Private Industrial Sector, with a case study on the Plastic Industry , Cairo University., ( A. Ragab 1990 ) 
 
 3- The Policy of Egyptian Pound Devaluation and Impact on the Industrial Activity During the Five Years Plan 1982 /1983 - 1986/1987 Cairo University., ( S. El. Shawarby , 1990 ) 
 
 4- The Possibility of Privatization in the Public Manufacturing Sector in A.R.E. , Cairo University., ( N. Samak 1994 )
5 -  Private Consumption and Saving Consequences of Fiscal Deficits in Egypt : 1974 - 1991 : An Economic Study, Cairo University., (A, Nawar, 1995). 
Other Activities :  I co-organized the following seminars and conferences: 
1 - Woman and Development, Cairo, 10th Dec. 1996. 
2 - Partnership in Development: The Southern Egypt Model, Cairo, 24 -25 March 1997. 
 
3 -  Discussion of the Development Report, Cairo , 9th Nov. 1997 . 
 
4 - The Driving Forces of Development , Cairo 23rd Nov. 1997 . 
 
5 - The International Conference on " Facing Social Consequences of Structural Adjustment Program " Cairo, 16-17 Dec. 1997. 
 
6- I participated in the preparation of the report entitled " Towards Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the National Committee For Population and Development ", which was presented to the Egyptian NGO Committee for Population and Development, Cairo, May 1997. 
 
7- I also took part in several national and international conferences, which covered varied topics such as the role of state, the informal sector potentials and constraints, the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership Agreement, the labor market in the Arab countries , the role of small scale enterprises in the southern Mediterranean countries after the implementation of the partnership agreement ……… 
 
 
Last updated on Tuesday, May 04, 1999