From academic angle , I have got a Degree and Diploma in Economics from Damascus University . Moreover, I have got MSc in Economics from University of Leicester in UK . From professional angel, I have been working as an economist, with the economic reform as a main subject, since 2001. Firstly, I have worked in State Planning Commission (SPC, henceforth) in Syria as an economic analyst. Secondly, I have got several promotions in SPC, that I held the position of Chief Economist and Director General of Macroeconomic Management Directorate in 2004. Thereafter, I have worked as a Deputy Head of SPC for economic affairs in 2005.Finally, I am working as economic researcher in Arab planning institute in Kuwait . Lastly, My main interests of research are macroeconomic policies in the developing countries, sources of economic growth, and institutions and the alternative approaches of economic reform.
Professional/ Work Experience:
Kind of work /Job title Duration( from / till ) Name & Address of Employer Head of Section - Financial planning Directorate 2001-2003 State Planning Commission (SPC) Syria www.planning.gov.sy Head of Section - Macroeconomic planning Directorate 2003 State Planning Commission (SPC) Syria Economic policy analyst Jan. 2004 - July 2004 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Syria www.undp.org.sy Director General - Macroeconomic Planning Directorate Oct. 2004 - July 2005 State Planning Commission (SPC) Syria Deputy Head Sep. 2005 - Feb. 2007 State Planning Commission (SPC) Syria Economic Researcher Feb. 2007 - 2008 Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait www.arab-api.org Senior Researcher 2009-2011 The Syrian Center for Development Research Founder and Researcher 2012- The Syrian Center for Policy Research http://scpr-syria.org/en/
The Syrian Society for Culture and Knowledge (NGO)
Developing countries, Syria, MENA
GDN Subject Interests: Poverty Reduction | Corruption | Economic Growth | Fiscal and Monetary Policy | Growth, Investment and Savings