Dr. Fatma Ehab
G-245 - Building G

An enthusiastic teacher across a range of areas, Fatma has taught at different  institutions. Since 2015 Fatma has taught a range of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including advanced macroeconomic, microeconomics and political economy.

Her current teaching focuses on economic development, current and future economic issues, and political economy.

Some of her recent work looks at political connection in the GCC countries and its relationship to capital structure, profitability  and risk.  Fatma’s earlier published work investigates the effects of corporate governance in Qatar using content analysis. Additionally, the information content of US stock market factors. This research is part of an international project funded by the QNRF, Qatar National Research Fund. She collaborates on this with researchers from Qatar University in Qatar and Portsmouth University in the UK.



BSc. Alexandria University, 2011

MSc. Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar, 2017 

PhD in Economics, Swansea University, UK, 2021


Research Interests

Applied macroeconomics, Economics of Middle east and Political Economy.

Journal Articles
  • Zaki, F., & Hussainey, K. (2015). Conversions to Islamic Banks: Jurisprudence; Economic and AAOIFI Requirements. European Journal of Islamic Finance, (3).‏
  • Hussainey, K., Ismail, E., & Ahmed, F. (2017). The impact of efficiency on Islamic banks’ performance: a cross-country study. International Journal of Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance, 6(2), 363.‏
  • Elgammal, M. M., Hussainey, K., & Ahmed, F. (2018). Corporate governance and voluntary risk and forward-looking disclosures. Journal of Applied Accounting Research.‏
  • Elgammal, M. M., Ahmed, F. E., & McMillan, D. G. (2020). The information content of US stock market factors. Studies in Economics and Finance.‏
  • Mohammed Elgammal et al. “How Many Factors? Does Adding Momentum and Volatility Improve Performance”. In: Journal of Business Accounting and Finance Perspectives 25 (2020)
  • Elgammal, M. M., Ahmed, F. E., & McMillan, D. G. (2021). The predictive ability of stock market factors. Studies in Economics and Finance.
Research Collaboration

Fatma has published a number of jointly authored articles with co-authors including Professor David McMillan (Stirling University), Professor Khaled Hussainey (Portsmouth), Dr Mohammed ElGamal  (Qatar University). In addition, Fatma acts as a referee for academic journals such as, Journal of Applied Accounting Research (2* ABS),  International Journal of Emerging Markets, the International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation (2* ABS) and the International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management (1* ABS).

University Groups