Dr. Sahar Abdel Haleem
Lecturer
230 Building G

Dr. Sahar M. Abdel-Haleim is currently working as a lecturer of Economics at the British University in Egypt. She has received her Ph.D. in Economics from Cairo University, faculty of Economics and Political Science in 2015 and Master of Arts from the American University in Cairo in 2006. She worked as an adjunct faculty for two years at the Economics department in the American University in Cairo.

She holds the position of an economic expert assistant at the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) that is related to the Egyptian cabinet. As a project manager in the IDSC, she published a number of reports and policy papers about the critical economic issues discussed by the Egyptian Cabinet such as debt sustainability, interaction of monetary and fiscal policies in Egypt, economics of sanitation and petroleum price impact on the Egyptian economy.

Based on her excellent academic performance, she had received Graduate Merit Fellowship awards in the Department of Economics at the AUC for the academic years from 2002 to 2004. Also, she had received assistantship awards at AUC from 2001 to 2004. As well, she had received a Golden Medal in the graduation ceremony of the Bachelor of Economics from (The Late) His Highness Sheikh Zayed the former president of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). She has published on topics about bread subsidy in Egypt, the effect of devaluation of the exchange rate on economic growth, interaction of monetary and fiscal policies and coordination between policies.

Dr. Sahar Abdel-Haleim is a reviewer in the Global Business Research Journal and the International Research in Economics and Finance. She holds a membership in the Egyptian Society for Political Economics, Statistics and Legistlation (ESPESL), the Middle East Economic Association (MEEA) and the Western Economic Association (WEA).

Education
  • PHD. in Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University, 2015.
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics, the American University in Cairo (AUC), (Cumulative GPA: 3.889/4.0), 2006.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Major Economics, Minor Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Science, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) University, (Cumulative GPA: 3.59/4.0),
Journal Articles

(1)   Sahar M. Abdel-Haleim. “Public Debt and Economic Growth in Egypt: A Vector Autoregression (VAR) Approach”, to be published in the upcoming conference proceedings of the Faculty of Business Administration Economics and Political Science (BAEPS), The British University in Egypt (BUE).

(2)   Sahar M. Abdel-Haleim. "Exchange Rate and Real Output Within a SVAR Framework: Empirical Evidence from Egypt", to be published in the upcoming proceedings of the American University in the Emirates 3rd International Research Conference (AUEIRC’20), Springer.

(3)     Sahar M. Abdel-Haleim. “Coordination of Monetary and Fiscal Policies: The Case of Egypt”. International Review of Research in Emerging Markets and the Global Economy (IRREM), Vol. 2, Issue (4), 2016.

(4)     Mohamed Hassan, Lobna M. Abdel-Latif and Sahar M. Abdel-Haleim. "Monetary-Fiscal Policy Interaction: An Empirical Analysis in Egypt". International Research Journal of Applied Finance (IRJAF), Vol. V., Issue (8), August (2014).

(5)     John William Salevurakis and Sahar Mohamed Abdel-Haleim. "Bread Subsidies in Egypt: Choosing Social Stability or Fiscal Responsibility". Review of Radical Political Economics, 2008 40: 35-49.

(6) Hala El-Ramly and Sahar M. Abdel-Haleim. "The Effect of Devaluation on Output in the Egyptian Economy: A Vector Autoregression Analysis". International Research Journal of Finance and Economics (IRJFE), Issue (14), March (2008). 

Conference Papers
  1. “Public Debt and Economic Growth in Egypt: A Vector Autoregression (VAR) Approach”, Presented in the 1st Annual conference of the Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science (BAEPS), The British University in Egypt (BUE), in November 24th, 2020.
  2. “Exchange Rate and Real Output within a SVAR framework: Empirical Evidence From Egypt”, Presented in the 3rd American University in the Emirates International Research Conference (AUEIRC'20) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates August 8th, 2020.
  3. "Measuring Fiscal Multipliers in Egypt: Evidence from the Bucket and SVAR Approaches”, Presented at the MEEA sessions at the Western Economic Association International conference in June 26th-30th, 2020. This paper was also presented in the research seminar organized by the Business Administration Department, Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science (BAEPS) in August 24, 2020.
  4. “Coordination of Monetary and Fiscal Policies: The Case of Egypt”, Presented at the Fifth Middle East Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking (ME16Dubai October Conference) at Al Murooj Rotana Hotel, Dubai-UAE, held from October 14-16, 2016.
  5. "Monetary-Fiscal Policy Interaction in Egypt: An Empirical Analysis in Egypt", Presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Middle East Economic Association held in conjunction with the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA), San Francisco, California, U.S.A., January 2016.
  6. Discussant, "Decomposing the Determinants of Interest Rates in Turkey and Selected Emerging Markets Implementing Inflation Targeting Policies", the 36th Annual Conference of the Middle East Economic Association held in conjunction with the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA), San Francisco, California, U.S.A., January 2016.
Awards
  • Graduate Merit Fellowship Award Recipient in the Department of Economics at the AUC for the academic year 2003-2004.
  • Graduate Merit Fellowship Award Recipient in the Department of Economics at the AUC for the academic year 2002-2003.
  • Assistantship Award Recipient at AUC from 2001 to 2004.
  • Award Recipient of Golden Medal in the graduation ceremony from (The Late) His Highness Sheikh Zayed the former president. 
  • Award Recipient of (20,000DHs) in cash for my academic achievement in the graduation ceremony from Her Highness Sheikha Fatima the UAE former President’s Wife. 
  • Yearly rewarded in the Honor List in the U.A.E. University.
  •   Praise and Excellence Certificates during the primary, preparatory and secondary education stages.
University Groups
Fields of Interests
Macroeconomics - Political economy – Monetary policy – Fiscal Policy – Inflation – Exchange Rate.
Links:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahar-abdel-haleim-6338b830/ Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sahar-Abdel-Haleim ORCID: 0000-0002-9914-3268
Research Projects
Investigate the hypothesis of income convergence among the Arab countries;Studying the inflation persistence hypothesis in Egypt;Examining the inflation persistence hypothesis using a panel data for the MENA region;Testing the Fiscal Theory of the Price Level (FTPL) in Egypt.
Modules Taught:
Introduction to Macroeconomics, Microeconomics for Business, Macroeconomics for Business, Introduction to the Economic, Environment of Business, Population Economics.