Mesbah Sharaf, MA., Ph.D.

Full Teaching Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept


Full Teaching Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept


Area of Study / Keywords

Development Economics Health Economics Population Economics



•   PhD. in Economics, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Fall 2012.

Employment History

• Full Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, August 2019 – Present.

• Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, July 2018 – July 2019.

• Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2014 – 2018.

• Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2012 – 2014.


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Selected Publications

"Asymmetric Impact of Real Effective Exchange Rate Changes on Domestic Output Revisited: Evidence from Egypt" International Trade, Politics and Development, 2023.

"The asymmetric and threshold impact of external debt on economic growth: new evidence from Egypt," Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development, 2022.

"Does Precarious Employment Ruin Youth Health and Marriage? Evidence from Egypt Using Longitudinal DataInternational Journal of Development Issues, 2020.

"Why are Palestinian Refugee Children Shorter than the Children of Host Community in Jordan?Migration and Development, 2020.

"Son Preference and Child Under nutrition in the Arab Countries: Is There a Gender Bias against Girls?Middle East Development Journal, 2019.

"Does Public Health Insurance Increase Maternal Health Care Utilization in Egypt?" Journal of International Development, 2019.

"Does Income Inequality Increase Violence Against Women? An Instrumental Variable Approach" The European Journal of Development Research, 2019.

"Does maternal employment affect child nutrition status? New evidence from Egypt" Oxford Development Studies, 2019.

"Child nutritional status in Egypt: a comprehensive analysis of socioeconomic determinants using a quantile regression approach" Journal of biosocial science, 2019.

Socioeconomic Inequalities in Infant Mortality in Egypt: Analyzing Trends between 1995 and 2014Social Indicators Research, 2018.

Economic Growth and Child Malnutrition in Egypt: New Evidence from National Demographic and Health Survey” Social Indicators Research, 2018.

Socioeconomic Inequalities in Maternity Care: Evidence From Egypt, Jordan and YemenJournal of International Development, 2017.

Regional inequalities in child malnutrition in Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen: a Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition analysisHealth Economics Review, 2016.

"Catastrophic Economic Consequences of Healthcare Payments: Effects on Poverty Estimates in Egypt, Jordan, and Palestine" Economies,2015.

The earnings of immigrants and the quality adjustment of immigrant human capitalIZA Journal of Development and Migration, 2013.

The effect of job stress on smoking and alcohol consumptionHealth Economics Review, 2011.


  • ECON101 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECON281 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I
  • ECON282 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory I
  • ECON350 The Economics of Public Expenditures
  • ECON384 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II
  • ECON385 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory II
  • ECON399 Introductory Econometrics
  • ECON422 International Payments  


ECON 102 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

Employment, inflation, international payments, monetary policy, and fiscal policy, all in the Canadian economy. Prerequisite: ECON 101 or consent of Department. Not open to students with credit in ECON 204.

ECON 281 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I

The theory of consumer behavior; theory of production and cost; price and output determination under competition, monopoly and other market structures. Prerequisite: ECON 101 or equivalent.

ECON 422 - International Payments

Types of international transactions, macroeconomics in an open economy, exchange rates, balance of payments adjustments, and other issues in the international monetary system. Prerequisites: ECON 109, ECON 281, 282 and MATH 154 or equivalent.

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