Mesbah Sharaf, MA., PhD

Full Teaching Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept

Contact

Full Teaching Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept
Email
sharaf@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Development Economics Health Economics Population Economics


About

Education

•   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.


Research

Selected Publications

"Does Precarious Employment Ruin Youth Health and Marriage? Evidence from Egypt Using Longitudinal Data” International Journal of Development Issues, forthcoming (with A.Shoukry).

"Why are Palestinian Refugee Children Shorter than the Children of Host Community in Jordan?Migration and Development, 2020 (with A.Shoukry and E. Mansour).

"Son Preference and Child Under nutrition in the Arab Countries: Is There a Gender Bias against Girls?Middle East Development Journal, 2019 (with A.Shoukry and E. Mansour).

"Does Public Health Insurance Increase Maternal Health Care Utilization in Egypt?" Journal of International Development, 2019 (with A.Shoukry and E. Mansour).

"Does Income Inequality Increase Violence Against Women? An Instrumental Variable Approach" The European Journal of Development Research, 2019 (with A.Shoukry and E. Mansour)

"Does maternal employment affect child nutrition status? New evidence from Egypt" Oxford Development Studies, 2019 (with A.Shoukry).

Socioeconomic Inequalities in Infant Mortality in Egypt: Analyzing Trends between 1995 and 2014Social Indicators Research, 2018 (with A. Shoukry).

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

Socioeconomic Inequalities in Maternity Care: Evidence From Egypt, Jordan and YemenJournal of International Development, 2017 (with A. Shoukry).

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

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, (with S. Azagba).


Teaching
  • 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  

Courses

ECON 101 - Introduction to Microeconomics

How markets and governments determine which products are produced and how income is distributed in the Canadian economy. Not open to students with credit in ECON 204.

Spring Term 2020 Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
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.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
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.

Spring Term 2020 Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
ECON 282 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory I

Models of price, interest rate, output, and employment determination; the impact of fiscal, monetary, and supply shocks; open economy macroeconomics with fixed and flexible exchange rates, and prices as well as international capital mobility. Prerequisite: ECON 101 and 102 or consent of Department.

Spring Term 2020
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.

Fall Term 2020