Loujaina Abdelwahed

Assistant Professor of Economics

Loujaina Abdelwahed joined the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Economics in September 2019.

Loujaina is an applied economist with interest in empirical macroeconomics and development economics. Her research focuses on foreign aid and natural resources windfalls and their impact on public  finance. Her recent work focuses on the relationship between fiscal dependency on natural resources and individual wellbeing in terms of income and consumption inequality. 

Prior to joining Cooper Union (and starting her PhD), Loujaina worked as an Economist at the Macro Fiscal Policy Unit at the Egyptian Ministry of Finance.  

Loujaina received her B.A. in Economics from the American University in Cairo and her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Research Interests

Empirical macroeconomics
International Development
Foreign aid
Natural resources
Inequality

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics
University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A., Economics
American University in Cairo
 

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