Dr. Dina Rabie
Building G, Room 6

Dr.Dina Rabie is a Lecturer of Economics and the Director and co-founder of the Experimental and Behavioural Economics Laboratory (EBEL) at the BUE. Her area of expertise lies in understanding and explaining the individual decision-making process. Dr. Rabie is experienced in teaching microeconomics, behavioural economics, and financial economics. Her research employs experimental methods to explain behavioural outcomes.

 Dr. Rabie holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Hamburg, Germany, where she also coordinates the cooperation agreement between the University of Hamburg and the BUE. She is a holder of an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, and an MBA (focus in Finance) from the Arab Academy Graduate School of Business.

  • Ph.D. in Economics (2021), University of Hamburg, Germany.

  • M.Sc. in Economics (2013), Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt.

  • MBA major in Finance (2012), Arab Academy Graduate School of Business, Egypt.

  • B.Sc. in Economics (2005), Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt.

Research Interests

Dr.Rabie’s research interests lie at the intersection of experimental, behavioral and
institutional economics. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined various questions related to
Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (RoSCAs); an informal institution where
participants periodically make pre-determined financial contributions to a common pot
that is received by one participant at the end of every period on a rotating basis.
Employing experiments to identify patterns in individuals’ behavior, Rabie examines why
an inefficient informal financial institution such as a RoSCA persists, and still attracts a
large share of people’s savings, despite the existence of formal financial institutions

Journal Articles
  • Rabie, D. (2012), “Assessing the Industrial Vocational Education Outcomes in Light of the Demands of the Manufacturing Sector in Egypt (Current Trends and Future Prospects)”. November.
Chapters in Books
  • RoSCAs in Africa: The Case of Egypt. Emerald, expected 2021.
  • Entrepreneurship and SMEs in International Trade and Investment. Direct Investment Advisory Services (DIAS), Zurich, The Switzerland. Unpublished. pp. 1-44, 121-141.
Acting Director and Co-founder of the Experimental and Behavioural Economics Laboratory (EBEL). Coordinator for the Economics-department/ Hamburg University partnership. Team member of the Visibility and Social-Cohesion Committee.
Behavioral Economics./ Study Skills & IT Applications in Economics/ Financial Economics/ Intermediate Microeconomics / Law and Economics / Business Finance /Experimental Economics / Applied Microeconomics / Financial Economics III