He is among the world’s top 10 authors in Economics category as compiled by IDEAS, and among France’s top 3 authors in Economics category in France as compiled by IDEAS and among top-5 active researchers in developing countries declared by David Mckenzie (Chief Economists), World Bank.

Muhammad Shahbaz is a Professor of Economics at Center for Energy & Environmental Policy Research and School of Management & Economics both at Beijing Institute of Technology (China), Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Land Economy of Cambridge University (UK). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore, Pakistan. His research focuses on development economics, energy economics, environmental and tourism economics etc. He has widely published in peer-reviewed international journals.  Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz has published papers in Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Journal of Banking & Finance, Economics Modelling, Applied Economics etc. He is an editor of Environmental Science and Pollution Research, subject editor of Emerging Markets Review and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (both are Scopus Indexed Journals) and guest editor for Resources Policy, Journal of Environmental Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Frontiers in Energy Research 

Muhammad Shahbaz

Senior Policy Fellow

Chahir Zaki

Ph.D. Economics, France



Sherif Hassan is the founder and CEO of M&S Research Hub. He has over 13 years of academic experience in fields of economics and applied econometrics. He holds two Master's degrees in fields of economics and political science and a Ph.D. degree from the Philipps University of Marburg. An alumnus of DAAD and YJAP programs. He is a research affiliate at the Global Labor Network (GLO), a research associate at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and a member of the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) and International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (IISEC). He was a former researcher at the African Studies Center (Leiden), coordinator and trainer at the Ford Foundation's' Pathways to Higher Education program, academic director of the Enactus-Egypt program and coordinator for the "Excellence of Education" committee of the higher ministry of education (Ismailia). 

Areas of Interest

Panel Data Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics, Time Series Econometrics, Middle East, Development and Monetary Economics, Demography



Sherif Maher Hassan

Ph.D. Economics, Germany



Chahir is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. In this position, Chahir teaches and conducts research on trade policy and macroeconomics. He is also the Director of the French section at the faculty. Chahir works also for the Economic Research Forum (Cairo, Egypt) as a part-time Senior Economist and as a consultant for several international organization (the World Bank and the International Trade Center (UNCTAD-WTO, Geneva) and ESCWA).

He has published numerous studies in the International Trade Journal, the World Trade Review, Economic Modeling and Applied Economics.

Areas of Interest

Time Series Econometrics, Panel Data Econometrics, Trade, CGE Modeling, Gravity Models



Arshian Sharif

Ph.D. Economics, Malaysia



Lukas Stroemsdoerfer 

Ph.D. Econometrics, Germany



Ahmed Badreldin

Ph.D. Finance, Germany



John Riveros 

M.Sc. Econometrics, Colombia



Nitul Desphande

M.Sc. Applied Econometrics, Australia



Ron Mahabir

Ph.D. Earth Systems and Geoinformation, USA



Taimoor Ahmad

Ph.D. Economics, New Zealand (ongoing)



With more than 600 citations, an RG score that exceeds 25, and a huge experience, Asrhian Sharif stands as one of the leading researchers in using wavelet-transform techniques in analysis and research methods. His publications' profile is multidisciplinary and involves articles at top-notch journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production 5.56, Renewable Energy 4.90, Energy Policy 4.14, Current Issues in Tourism 3.45, and Physica 2.142.

Areas of Interest

Time Series Econometrics, Wavelets, Quantile, Environmental and Development Economics


STATA, R, Matlab, Eviews

He currently works as a senior data scientist in Daimler AG (Mercedes Benz), where he develops applications and systems to automate processes. Part of his former experiences include working as a machine learning Engineer at STATWORX and lecturing graduate and undergraduate students advanced econometrics, programming and statistics classes at Marburg University. Lukas is a highly competent econometrician and programmer, his experiences are advanced in programming packages such as R, Python.

Areas of Interest

Advanced Econometrics, Machine Learning, Programming, Bayesian Econometrics


STATA, R, Python, Eviews

Lecturer at the Finance and Banking as well as the Department of Economics of the Middle East at the Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany. Completed his PhD in the field of Asset Pricing and Islamic Finance in 2018. In 2013, he was awarded a DAAD Scholarship to complete his second Master’s degree in Economic Change in the Arab Region from the University of Marburg. His fields of research are Islamic finance and asset pricing in mixed market settings as well as the economics of the Middle East with a focus on Shadow Economy and Monetary Policy. He has several publications in journals such as the International Journal of Islamic Finance as well as a co-authored chapter in a recently published book on Islamic Banking and Financial Crisis.

Areas of Interest

Finance, Islamic Finance, Financial Modeling, Time Series Econometrics, Asset Pricing on Segmented Marketsrkets


Matlab, STATA

Economic Researcher of the Corporation Center of Public Affairs -CIPJUS- in Colombia, Specialist in Projects of Development from the Escuela Superior de Administración Pública -ESAP- (Superior School of Public Administration), Executive Supervisor in the organization of Estudios y Evaluación de la Gestión Pública Colombiana (Studies and Evaluation of the Colombian Public Management).

Areas of Interest

Time Series Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics, Treatment models, Panel Data Econometrics, Economic Convergence, Income Inequality


STATA, Eviews, R

Nitul Deshpande holds a Master's degree in Applied Econometrics from the University of Melbourne (Second best university in Australia and one of the top 50 world universities). This degree has provided him with a solid grounding in financial modeling & statistical analysis, with a focus on using research methods to translate data into meaningful insight. He has previously worked at Morgan Stanley in their Derivatives Department, where his role was mainly to translate complex financial information into ready-made customer solutions. In recognition of his exceptional work in managing expectations of stakeholders across multiple levels, he was received the “SPOT” award.

Areas of Interest

Panel Data Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics, Financial econometrics, Stock Market Developments, Replication, Corruption, Program Evaluation Methods, Treatment Effect Models


SAS, STATA, R, Eviews

Ron Mahabir is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences at George Mason University. His research focuses on the use of geospatial data science tools and techniques applied to different areas of urban and rural systems, in order to explore and understand the different components of these systems, and to provide solutions that will contribute towards smart, resilient and sustainable cities. More information about his research can be found at: http://www.digitalgeo.org

Areas of Interest

Earth Data and Image Analysis, Machine Learning/Data Mining, Time Series Analysis, Text Mining, Open Data

Taimoor Ahmad is currently enrolled in Ph.D. in Economics at University of Waikato, New Zealand. His doctoral research is based on the efficiency analysis of the public education system of Punjab, Pakistan. His Master’s degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences provided him a strong grip over econometrics and statistical concepts, which he applied in his empirical research. His research interests are in the field of applied microeconomics and econometric.  Apart from his achievements in studies, he has also worked with the Government of Punjab, Pakistan in the public education sector as a research and data analyst. He has worked with various research partners like World Band and DFID during this tenure.

Areas of Interest

Advanced Econometrics, Panel Data Econometrics, Advanced Microeconomics, Efficiency Analysis

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