MSR Affiliates

MSR affiliates are promising junior and mid-career researchers in the fields of economics, finance, and political economy. Our affiliates enjoy excellent exposure for their public academic profiles through our social media networks, website, and other media platforms. They can publish their work at MSR working paper series, submit project proposals, participate in existing research projects, and have priority access to conferences, training, and other benefits. 

Edgar Allan M. Uy, Ph.D.

Current affiliation: University of Santo Tomas (Philippines)

Research Interests:

Energy, Monetary Economics, and Macroeconomics

  • Edgar obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Santo Tomas in 2007.
  • He works as an adjunct professor at the University of Santo Tomas. 
  • Member and board of examiner among others at ASEAN university, and CIMA Global network 
  • Published several academic books and papers.

Ahmad Walid Barlas, MA. 

Current affiliation: Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)

Research Interests:

 Migration, remittances and economic development

  • Ahmad Walid Barlas was accepted into the economics faculty of Balkh University and received his bachelor's degree in 2011.
  • He participated in an upgrading program (fellowship) at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany. This program was designed by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) for lecturers of economics faculties, for both public and private universities.
  • He received my Master's degree in Management and Economics from Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) in 2017.
  • He works as a lecturer of economics at Samangan Higher Education Institute.
  • He works as head of the business administration department, head of the research committee in the economics faculty, and head of curriculum development committee at the business administration department.

Nora Aboushady, Ph.D. 

Current affiliation: Cairo University (Egypt)

Research Interests:

 Trade policy, trade in services, trade facilitation

  • Nora Aboushady is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.
  • She obtained her B.A. in Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, a M.A. in International Economics from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
  • Nora has collaborated with the European Commission, the World Bank, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Center for Economics of the University of Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne, Bath University and with the University of Manchester.
  • Nora is a member of a number of research networks including the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES). 

Munir Kashif, Ph.D. 

Current affiliation: Central University of Punjab (Pakistan)

Research Interests:

Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, International Trade, and Public Policy

  • He holds Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE).
  • He was awarded a Master’s in Economics from the University of Punjab.
  • His research has been published in the top tier socio-economic journals i.e. Empirical Economics, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Review of Public Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Studies, International Journal of Social Economics, Competitiveness Review, Applied Economics Quarterly, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, and Pakistan Development Review among others. 

Bashir Ssuna, MBCh.B, MCEB

Current affiliation: Makerere University (Ughanda)

Research Interests:

 HIV, Tuberculosis, Health Economics

  • Master’s of Science student in the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics program, in Makerere University.
  • He is study coordinator at Uganda TB Implementation Research Consortium (U-TIRC) on a study aimed at Predicting and Preventing Tuberculosis Treatment Failure in an Emerging Co-Epidemic of HIV, Diabetes, and Tuberculosis. 
  • Completed online courses in Machine learning and Artificial intelligence for Data science with Harvard and Stanford Universities.

Fayq Al Akayleh, Ph.D.

Current affiliation: Al Yamamah University (Saudi Arabia)

Research Interests:

Econometrics, Economic Growth and Development, Mathematical Economics, Game Theory, Financial Economics

  • Dr. Fayq Al Akayleh is working with FALCOM Holding as the Head of Investment Analysis Unit, Riyadh – Saudi Arabia.
  • He worked at Al Yamamah University (YU) as an Associate Professor of Economics and Business Feasibility Study Specialist. He was the former Director of Postgraduate Studies and the former Head of Quantitative Business Department (Finance, Insurance, and Accounting) at YU.
  • Dr. Al Akayleh also served as a member of different university councils such as the University Council, Postgraduate Studies and Research Council, and College of Business Administration Council at (YU).
  • He is a founding member of the College of Business Administration and the founder of the Quantitative Business Department at YU.
  • Dr. Fayq is the winner of the ‘Top 100 Leaders in Education Award’, GFEL, 16-19 Dec. 2019. He also was the winner of the ‘Distinguished Faculty Award 2017 at YU by His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Al Saud.
  • During the period 01/01/2018 – 30/04/2019, Dr. Al Akayleh was the Faculty Chair for AACSB International Accreditation. He worked at Alfaisal University as an adjunct professor of International Economics. Before joining Al Yamamah University in 2008, He taught at the University of Jordan and served as a financial and administrative auditor in the Jordan Audit Bureau for 16 years.
  • He is a member in the following international business and research committees: Royal Economic Society (RES), American Economic Association (AEA), World Economics Association (WEA), International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS), Global Development Network-MENA Region-Featured member as in Oct 03 2012,



Mohamed Ismail Sabry, Ph.D. 

Current affiliation: Hochschule Bremen (Germany)

Research Interests:

Macroeconomics, Institutional Economics, and Financial Economics

  • Ph.D. in Economics (Institutional Economics) from Philipps University of Marburg, Germany (2013), MA in Professional Development (2004) and BA in Economics (2000) both from the American University in Cairo (AUC).
  • Currently a Lecturer at Bremen University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bremen) and Fresenius University of Applied (Hochschule Fresenius), and previous Lecturer at the German University in Cairo (Berlin Campus).
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Bremen City University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bremen) (2016-2018)
  • Published several monograph books in English and Arabic
  • Published several academic papers in peer-reviewed academic journals
  • Worked in a project of the United Nations Development Program in Egypt (2002-2003)
  • Worked on a project for intercultural exchange between Germany and Egypt sponsored by the German Foreign Ministry (2016).

Ahmad Ilu, M.Sc. 

Current affiliation: Bayero University Kano (Nigeria)

Research Interests:

Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics and Financial Economics

  • Ahmad Ibraheem Ilu obtained his Bsc from Northwest University Kano in 2016, MSc Economics at Bayero University Kano
  • He works as a lecturer at Federal University Dustin ma since 2020.

Azer Dilanchiev, Ph.D.

Current affiliation: International Black Sea University (Georgia)

Research Interests:

Regional Economics, Energy Economics, Remittances

  • Azer Dilanchiev is an associate professor head of economics direction at International Black Sea University, Georgia. He did Ph.D. at Georgian Technical University and after a Postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Georgia, USA (2018). Azer Dilanchiev published many indexed articles and is on the editorial board of many journals. He got the best paper award in 2020, the best paper award “Communication Economic Organization Congress”, with 230 participants from 27 countries.

Oluwaseun Samuel Oduniyi, Ph.D.

Current affiliation: University of South Africa (South Africa)

Research Interests:

Fod security, Agriculture economics, Agronomy

  • Samuel is an Academic Research Fellow at the University of South Africa. His research uses applied econometrics, spatial data, interdisciplinary approaches, and insights from behavioral economics to study issues related to agriculture, ecology, environmental, and resource economics

  • His research focuses on agriculture and environmental economics, impact assessment, developmental economics, ecological economics, food security and household welfare, environmental management and policy, rural livelihood and development, climate change adaptation and resilience, climate change economic, and agro climatology. 

  • His current project is 'Sustainable land management for climate change adaptation and food security among rural farmers. 

Kiberu Brian, MA.

Current affiliation: University of Nairobi (Nairobi)

Research Interests:

Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, Welfare

  • An Economist currently completing a PHD in Economics. I have interest in topics related to welfare improvement and macroeconomics in developing countries

MD Reza Sultanzzamman, Ph.D.

Current affiliation: Nachang Institute of Technology (China)

Research Interests:

Energy consumption, Climat change, CO2 emissions

  • This is Md Reza Sultanuzzaman. I recently graduated Ph.D. degree in Economics with a specialization in International Trade from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

  • Currently, I am working at the Nanchang Institute of Technology (NIT), China, as an Associate Professor. Besides, my leading role is to conduct Economic activities and data analysis-based workshops by utilizing my expertise.

  • Likewise, I create reports and form plans to tackle economic problems associated with compiling and analyzing data, researching relevant issues, preparing presentations and technical information, and consulting with the educators. I supervise research projects, forecasting the effects of non-renewable and renewable energy on CO2 emissions on written reports and articles and conducting research on energy economics, international trade and economic growth by quality research.

Yasir Amin, M. Phil.

Current affiliation: Bahauddin Zakarya University (Pakistan)

Research Interests:

ESG, Bank Credit, Volatility

  • Yasir is a Ph.D. scholar at Bahauddin University's School of economics. 

  • Yasir has a deep interest in understanding applied mathematics for chebyweb wavelets.

  • He is currently working on a project investigating volatility in natural resources commodity prices and economic performance.

Mazen Diwani, Ph.D.

Current affiliation: De Montfort University of Kazakhstan (Khazakhstan)

Research Interests:

Development Economics, Labour Economics, Public Economics

  • Economist with seven years of full-time working experience within the banking and economic Consultancy sectors (2010-2016, 2018)

  • Ph.D. Research Fellow (2015-2021) and an Assistant professor of Economics at the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) at Tyumen State University in Russia (2021/12-2022/06).

  • Assistant Professor in Economics (Lecturer) at the Faculty of Business and Law at the British University “De Montfort University”

  • As an operations consultant (working at FAO), I was responsible for a portfolio of three countries namely Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and have managed tens of projects. I obtained my B.Sc. in Economics from Damascus University in Syria (2008), and M.Sc. in Finance from Lund University in Sweden (2010). In 2016, I was awarded the Ph.D. Fellowship of Excellence for Foreign Nationals Educated Abroad at Sapienza University of Rome and obtained my Ph.D. in Models for Economics and Finance in July 2021

Dina Bakr, Ph.D.

Current affiliation: Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport  (Egypt)

Research Interests:

Monetary Economics, Circular Economy, Crypto Currencies

  • Currently, Dina Bakr is an assistant professor of Economics at AAST in Egypt.

  • Her main job responsibilities are Teaching, Academic advising, educational quality assurance-related work, and Research.

  • Her future career goal is to be more research-oriented, especially in Economic fields: monetary policy, DSGE models, Crypto Currencies, and Green Monetary Policy.

  • Very skilled in modeling, using, and analyzing numbers, data Visualization, and other related skills like Python programming & machine learning Methods.

Xuan-Hoa Nghiem, Ph.D.

Current affiliation: Vietnam National School (Vietnam)

Research Interests:

Monetary Economics, Energy Economics, Banking, Green Finance

  • Hoa is a lecturer in Economics at Faculty of Economics and Management, International School, Vietnam National University.

  • He got his PhD in Economics from RMIT university in Melbourne, Australia in 2020. My research interests include macroeconomics, international finance and recently I expended my scope to corporate finance, banking, green finance, firms' ESG.

Prabhakar Kollapudi, Ph.D.

Current affiliation: National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (India)

Research Interests:

Accounting and Sustainability Studies, Public Economics, Governance

  • Assistant Professor and Head (i/c) of Centre for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (CPME) and also faculty of Centre for Good Governance and Policy Analysis (CGGPA), National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) Hyderabad.

  • Earned Ph.D. in Economics from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, one of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) rated universities in India.

  • More than 15 years of Research, Teaching, & Training experience are with an International (Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore) and National level (NIRDPR, MoRD, GoI) think tanks. Innovated new supply-side Accountability tool (CRC+), successfully validated for Investigation fund in Karnataka Police department and Public health programme of Karnataka. Developed a manual to adopt different accountability tools using CRC, CSC and Budget analysis for better service delivery and designed for development practitioners.

  • was part of Participatory Governance Research group (PGRG) and the approach of PGRG would thus be to enhance the scope of research that can be carried out under the themes of governance and service delivery.