Academic Council

Sherif Hassan

Ph.D. Economics, Germany





Contact

hassan@ms-researchhub.com


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


Software

STATA, Eviews, SPSS


Chahir Zaki

Ph.D. Economics, France



Contact

chahir.zaki@feps.edu.eg


Arshian Sharif

Ph.D. Economics, Malaysia (in process)




Contact

arshian.aslam@gmail.com


Lukas Stroemsdoerfer 

Ph.D. Economics, Germany (in process)



Contact

ljstroemsdoerfer@gmail.com



Ahmed Badreldin

Ph.D. Finance, Germany



Contact

badrelda@staff.uni-marburg.de



John Riveros 

M.Sc. Econometrics, Colombia








Contact

jmrg2992@hotmail.com



Nitul Desphande

M.Sc. Applied Econometrics, Austrailia





Contact

nitul95@gmail.com



Ron Mahabir

Ph.D. Economics, USA


Contact

rmahabir@gmu.edu



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


Software

STATA, GAMS



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


Software

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


Software

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


Software

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)  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


Software

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


Software

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

Mohsin Khan           

Program Design Division Director


M.A. Development Policy (International Development Economics and Public Administration), South Korea

M.Sc. (Hons) Rural Development, Pakistan












Contact

khan@ms-researchhub.com



Shahid Perwez            

Senior Consultant Advisor


Ph.D. Gender & Development, University of Edinburgh, UK


Senior Vice President at M-CRIL








Contact

shahid@ms-researchhub.com


Anne Ouma         

Senior Consultant


Ph.D., Economic and Social geography, Umea University, Sweden

M.Sc. Hydraulic & Environmental Engineering, Netherlands









Contact

ouma@ms-researchhub.com



Hanan El Guindy        

Senior Consultant


Ph.D., International Relations & Development, University of London, UK

M.A., Public Administration, Syracuse University, USA










Contact

elguindy@ms-researchhub.com



Mthandazo Khumalo           

Assistant Consultant 


M.Sc. Development Policy, KDI University, South Korea











Contact

khumalo@ms-researchhub.com


Biography


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. 

Biography


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.



Biography


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.


Biography


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.

Biography


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.

Staff

Mrs. Mai Mahmoud

Logistics & Events Manager


Contact

afifi@ms-researchhub.com


Mr. John Mandor

Web & Institute Administrator


Contact

info@ms-researchhub.com


Mr. Joseph Bekoe

Student Support Officer


Contact

joseph@ms-researchhub.com


Dr. Sherif Hassan

CEO & Academic Division Director


Contact

hassan@ms-researchhub.com


Dr. Mohammed Sabry

Student Support Division Executive Officer


Contact

sabry@ms-researchhub.com


Global Ambassadors

Dr. Sarvanan Pandiaraj


Research Ambassador - India & Saudi Arabia




Mr. Kazi Musa


Research Ambassador - Malaysia




Mr. Joseph Bekoe


Research Ambassador - Germany & Ghana




Dr. Muhammad Farhan Basheer


Research Ambassador - Malaysia & Pakistan





Dr. Mohammad Sani


Research Ambassador - Nigeria




Dr. Ferhat Citak


Research Ambassador - Turkey




Dr. Mohammed Sabry


Research Ambassador - Germany




Dr. Samuel Oduniyi


Research Ambassador - South Africa




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