SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Dr Randa Alami

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Department of Economics

Senior Teaching Fellow

Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

Associate Member

Dr Randa Alami
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Academic Support Hours:
Wednesdays 11.00 to 13.00


Journal articles

  • Karshenas, M., Moghadam, V. M., & Alami, R. (2014). Social Policy after the Arab Spring: States and Social Rights in the MENA Region. World Development, 64, 726-739.
  • "Official external debt: Perspectives from the experience of Arab countries", Middle Eastern Studies, Vol.39, No.3, July 2003, pp.99-126.
  • "Military debt: Perspectives from the experience of Arab countries" Defence and Peace Economics, 2002, Vol.13 (1), pp.13-30.

Chapters in books

  • “Healthcare in MENA: policies for inclusive development”, forthcoming (2015), in Christiansen, B and M. Erdogdu, Comparative Economic Perspectives on Europe and the MENA Region, IGI Global, Michigan.
  • “Do GCC stock markets support their domestic economies: an analytical overview?”, in Woertz, E., GCC Financial Markets, Gulf Research Centre, Dubai, May 2011.
  • “Natural Gas in Kuwait and Bahrain”, chapter in Natural Gas in the Middle East and North Africa, Oxford University Press, April 2011.
  • “The Debt Experiences Of Uganda, Kenya And Bolivia” and “The debt experiences of Argentina and Korea”, in Compendium on Debt Sustainability and Development, UNCTAD 2009 (contributing editor)

Working papers/Monographs

  • Health, social policy and inclusive growth in MENA. Working Paper 188. Economics Dept, SOAS  April 2014
  • On the current links between capital markets and investments in MENA countries, Working Paper 163 (April 2009), SOAS, presented at the 10th Mediterranean Research Meeting, European University Institute, March 2009.
  • Egypt’s Domestic Natural Gas Industry, Working Paper NG12, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies,  2006.
  • Changing Financial Structures In the Arab World: Some Implications for Oil and Gas, Working Paper F10, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, April 2005.
  • Financial Aspects of Arab Power Development, Working Paper F9, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, January 2005.

Contributions to publications

  • Inclusive growth in MENA: Employment and Poverty in a Comparative Context – FEMISE Research Report  n°FEM35-16. (May 2014) – with Professors Hakimian  and Karshenas, Dr Said,  Dr Rashed (contributing author)
  • Social Policy in ESCWA Region Post-Arab Spring, Economic Commission for Western Asia (contributing author),  Beirut, December 2011/January 2012
  • Price Barriers to the Entry of Substitutes for Saudi Oil’, OIES Private Report for Saudi Aramco, February 2004, (contributing author).
  • “Long-term sustainability for HIPCs: How to respond to shocks”, with Dr Martin (main author), Debt Relief International, December 2000.
  • Women’s Incomes over the Lifetime: a report to the Women’s Unit, Cabinet Office, The Stationary Department, London, 2000 (contributing author)