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Noha Sami Omar

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Department of Economics
Brief Biography

Noha Omar is an assistant professor of economics at the School of Business, Department of Economics at The American University in Cairo. She earned her master’s degree in economics from Queen Mary, University of London in 2010; and her PhD from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University in 2016. Her PhD thesis is the first in Egypt to use satellite data in estimating GDP at the national and sub-national levels. She is an assistant professor in Cairo university and worked as a researcher and project coordinator at the Economic Research Forum in 2016. Omar has been interested in inclusive growth, poverty, inequality, and social protection related issues. Her research focus on topics like measuring multidimensional deprivation and inclusive growth in Egypt, innovation and economic performance and social safety programs. Her current research work deals with income and multidimensional poverty and cash transfers program in Egypt. Omar worked as a consultant to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Ministry of Higher education, Ministry of Trade and Industry, the World Bank, UNICEF and ESCWA.

Research Interest
  • Economic development
  • Labor market
  • Inclusive growth
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Social protection
  • 2014 - 2016: PhD in economics, excellent with honor from Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University
  • 2008 - 2009: MSc in economics, Distinction from Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2007: BSc in economics, excellent with highest honors from Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University
  • 2004: High School diploma 97% (Thanawaya Amma), Collège de La Mère De Dieu

El-Laithy, Heba Farida Ahmed Fathy and S. Omar, Noha (2021). Multidimensional Deprivation in Egypt World Economics, Vol. 22 Issue 1, pp.161-196.

S. Omar, Noha, and Sleiman, Sama (2021). Testing the Robustness of Revised MPI for Arab Countries. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

S. Omar, Noha and Ismail, Ahmed (2019). Night Lights and Economic Performance in Egypt Advances in Economics and Business 7.2, pp. 69 - 81. doi: 10.13189/aeb.2019.070202.

Omar, Noha Sami (2019). Innovation and economic performance in MENA region, Review of Economics and Political Science, Vol. 4 Issue: 2, pp.158-175.

S. Omar, Noha (2018). Measuring Inclusive Growth in Egypt Over a Decade. Institute of National Planning, Egyptian Review of Development and Planning Scientific Arbitrated Review, Volume 26, No. 1.