Female Profile


Department of Economics
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Brief Biography

Abeer Elshennawy received a BA in economics from Cairo University, an MA in economics from The American University in Cairo (AUC) and a PhD in applied economics from the University of Minnesota in the United States. She is currently a professor at the economics department at AUC. She has taught a variety of courses in the area of environmental economics, growth and development, macroeconomic and micro economic theory. She also worked as a senior economist at the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies in Cairo. She helped conduct applied research to promote the role of the private sector in the development of the Egyptian economy and identify the constraints that might impede this role. Her research interests are in international trade, the environment, and growth and development. She has published a number of articles addressing the issue of adjustment costs to trade liberalization, water pollution.

    • Elshennawy, A; Sherman Robinson and Dirk Willenbockel.2016 Climate Change and Economic Growth: An Intertemporal General Equilibrium Analysis for Egypt.   Economic Modeling. Vol, 52.  Elsevier
Research Interest
  • International Trade
  • Adjustment Costs to Trade Liberalization
  • Environmental Economics
  • Economic Growth
  • Development