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Mesbah Sharaf, MA., PhD

Full Teaching Professor

Arts

Economics

About Me

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

Research interests:

 Development Economics, Health Economics and Population Economics

Selected Publications

"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).

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

"Child Nutritional Status in Egypt: A Comprehensive Analysis of Socio-Economic Determinants using Quantile Regression Approach" Journal of Biosocial Science, 2019 (with A.Shoukry & Mansour, El).

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).

Binge drinking and marijuana use among menthol and non-menthol adolescent smokers: findings from the Youth Smoking SurveyAddictive Behaviors, 2014 (with S. Azagba).

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

"The effect of graphic cigarette warning labels on smoking behavior: evidence from the Canadian experienceNicotine & Tobacco Research, 2013 (with S. Azagba).

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