Meet Our Team Behind MSR HUB
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
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
One of the strongest data analysts and programmers in Germany. 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
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) Bachelor in Science in Economics from the Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca -UCMC- (University College Mayor of Cundinamarca), Bachelor in Science in Public Administration,
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
Program Design & Capacity Development Core Team
As a mid-career development aid and policy expert, Mohsin brings diverse work experiences in program designing, monitoring, impact evaluation, institutional analysis, and governance. He is currently an adjunct Lecturer for Governance and Public policy at NUML University, Islamabad, Pakistan, and a Member of the Advisory Group CIVICUS- a World Alliance for Citizen Participation, based in South Africa, providing technical and strategic support to oversaw Global Solidarity Fund. He is also a Co-Founder and CEO of Youth Advocacy Council, a youth-led organization, using evidence-based research, AI and Digital technology aiming to accelerate sustainable development goals and agenda 2030. In the past, he has worked with the KOICA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Government of Pakistan, ECHO, DFID, and READ Foundation, where he led various programs centered on socio-economic development in South and Southeast Asia and Africa, specifically in the realm of women's empowerment, Peace, Human Rights, Health, Girl’ Education, and (e)governance. He has been awarded various national and international awards including Global Ambassador Fellowship by KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea, Young Leaders Fellowship by Asia-Europe Foundation, DICE Fellowship by British Council, and Asia-Pacific Youth Parliament for Water among others. At MSR, he is responsible for strategic and institutional development, and oversaw the program design and capacity development division.
Dr Shahid Perwez is an international development consultant with a Ph.D. in sociology and social anthropology of development from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He works for governments, profit, and non-profits, to evaluate the impact of projects, policies and programs in developing countries. He works with them to improve the quality and organizational use of their monitoring, evaluation, research, data collection and results-measurement. Dr Perwez offers a unique combination of research and professorial skills with technical, technological, management and capacity building skills. He is trained in quantitative and qualitative methods and in using innovative research techniques, with extensive field experience in India, Southeast Asia and Latin America. He has about 2 decades of experience in designing research and evaluations for international organizations, including delivering research training and workshops for development professionals.
Dr. Anne Ouma´s work experience as a scholar and development professional spans over 30 years’ in the international development sector, in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
As a scholar, Dr. Ouma has published/publishes articles and regularly reviews articles in several peer-review journals in Medical sociology and Geographical journals. As a development practitioner, she has knowledge and understanding of some multilateral, bilateral partners’ systems. Expertise in research, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, capacity building and trainer, program/ project proposal design, development, and management. Policy advisory and technical support in biodiversity conservation, gender and development, diplomacy, refugees and conflict mitigation. A long term trainer for NGO and community-based development workers, graduate students, refugees, and UN personnel, government officials to build capacity and skills in inter alia, sensitivity, emotional intelligence and adaptability to work in complex and international multicultural environments. As a development worker she has a legacy of working and collaborating with national and international organizations including inter alia; UNDP, SIDA, UN Women, UNFPA, Lake Basin Development Authority-Kenya; in several countries including Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Vietnam, Sweden, The Netherlands. Dr. Ouma has served on some Advisory Boards including; SIDA-Stockholm on strategic support to Development Cooperation with African partnerships; Advisory board for the Swedish national and regional board for adult vocational education; Advisory board for Umeå Centre for tropical research, (UCTREE) hosted by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU); National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Tanzania Small Grants Global environmental funding program. Currently serves on the advisory board of Another Development Foundation, ADEP.
Dr. Hanan Elguindy working experience included collaboration with several countries through different international and national organizations in different areas of managing and building the capacities of national, governmental and international organizations as well as diversified target groups relevant to social development, official development assistance, Education and vocational education, Sustainable development goals, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, women empowerment, development, Youth Empowerment, strategic planning, gender, official development assistance, public administration, managing for development…etc.
Her experience included working extensively in Egypt, Arab and Gulf Region as well as some African Countries; through several International organizations such as: USAID, European Commission, UN Women, UNDP Regional Office for Arab States, UNDP Egypt, UNDP Kuwait, UNDP Libya, ILO office of Egypt, UNESCO Regional Office for the Arab Region, UNIDO, UNFPA, PLAN International, CARE International, MasterCard Foundation and BBC World Service Trust.
Dr. El Guindy has more than 32 years of diversified experience in handling different programs, in different international, national, and Nongovernmental organizations.
Mthandazo Khumalo is an Assistant Researcher and Consultant at MSR Research Hub. He is also an Associate Operation Manager at PYMA and an Independent Evaluation Consultant. Mthandazo has demonstrated experience in Research, Programme Evaluation, Monitoring and Evaluation, SRHR, Civic Education and Youth Empowerment. He is also an active participating member of WYA, SADSA YALI Network, IAS and Civicus Alliance. Mthandazo also possesses a Master’s Degree from South Korea and a Master’s Degree from South Africa. He also holds a Bachelor Honours Degree from Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. Mthandazo has over 8 years’ experience of working in the NGO/Private sector.