Noha Sami Omar

Sami Omar

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
AUC New Cairo


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