Rania Miniesy  

Dr. Rania Miniesy


  • Email: rminiesy@bue.edu.eg
  • Building: G
  • Employee type: Full-time
  • Room: 5
  • Education History: Ph.D.Political Economy and Public Policy, University of Southern California (GPA: 4.0) Dec. 04M.A.Economics, The American University in Cairo (GPA: 3.9) Feb. 97B.A.Economics (Minor: Bus. Admin.), The American University in Cairo (GPA: 3.6) Feb. 94
  • Bio: Dr. Miniesy is a lecturer in Economics. She joined the BUE in 2005 and has acted as the Examination Officer (Sep.06-Feb 07), the Programme Coordinator (Sep.06-Sep 07), the Validation Coordinator (Sep.05-Sep.07), the Teaching and Learning Officer (Sep. 10-June 11), the Quality Assurance Officer (Jan.11-June 12) as well as the Programme Director (June 12-Jan13), from which she stepped down to concentrate on her research activities.At the BUE, Dr. Miniesy taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Economic History of Europe, International Economics and will be teaching Economic Development. She also taught Microeconomics and Macroeconomics as a part time staff at The American University in Cairo and the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport. Dr. Miniesy received her BA from the American University in Cairo (AUC); majoring in Economics and minoring in Business Administration. She also received her MA in Economics from AUC. Dr. Miniesy was awarded her PhD in Political Economy and Public Policy from the University of Southern California (USC) - Los Angeles, California with a 4.0 GPA specialising in the political economy of development.Dr. Miniesy’s research so far has been mainly concentrated in the area of international trade as a tool of development, especially intra-Arab trade. Dr. Miniesy has a number of publications in conference proceedings and edited books in economic integration in the MENA region, Egyptian competitiveness, asymmetries of globalisation, and the role of trade and FDI in the Mediterranean.Dr. Miniesy has developed a particular interest in sustainable development that guarantees potential developmental possibilities to future generations. Accordingly she has participated in numerous research activities addressing the topics of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility and is currently working on research investigating the relationship between democratisation and sustainable development.
  • Fields of Interest: Economic Development in general with its different areas.^
  • Projects Supervised: Dissertation Supervision^


Nugent, J. B. and R. Miniesy (2008) “Are There Shortfalls in MENA Trade? If So, To What Can They Be Attributed?” In Bridging the Gap: The Role of Trade and FDI in the Mediterranean. Naples: Campania.^Miniesy, R. S. and J. Nugent (2006). “With Whom to Trade? An Examination of the Effects of Intra-national and Between-Country Income Inequality on Bilateral Trade.” In Pan A. Yotopoulos and Donato Romano eds. The Asymmetries of Globalization. London: Routledge.^Miniesy, R. S. and J. Nugent (2005). “Egyptian Competitiveness in International Trade: Evidence from a Gravity Model of Bilateral Trade and Various Institutional Indicators.” In H.Nassar and A.Ghoneim ed., Assessing Egyptian Competitiveness. Cairo: Cairo University Press, Center of Economic and Financial Research and Studies.^

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