Assoc. Prof. Rania Mohamed Samir Miniesy
Acting Head of the Economics Department
4 Building G

Dr. Miniesy joined the BUE in 2005. As an instructor, she taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Economic History of Europe, International Economics, Economic Development and was involved in the teaching of Behavioural Economics. Dr. Miniesy also taught previously at other institutions like The American University in Cairo and the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport. Along her teaching career, Dr. Miniesy received many certificates in recognition of her excellence in teaching as well as an award for being one of the effective users of Interactive learning tools in her modules.

 

Dr. Miniesy is now the Acting Head of the Economics Department and is a member of the BAEPS Faculty Council and the Institutional Planning and Development Unit. In October 2019, she received an award for being one of the effective team members who worked on and received NAQAAE accreditation for the whole Faculty of BAEPS.  She is also the cofounder of the Experimental and Behavioural Economics Laboratory (EBEL) at the BUE.   As an HoD, Dr. Miniesy sought local as well as international collaborations with reputable universities.  An MOU with University of Hamburg (UoH) has been signed and another two are on the way; one with University of Cologne (UoC) and the other with University of Reading.    Currently, the Economics Department has been awarded in collaboration with UoC and UoH two DAAD Research grants, the first for the duration of one year and the second for three years.  

 

Previously Dr. Miniesy held many administrative positions in her department such as the Examination Officer, the Programme Coordinator, the Validation Coordinator, the Teaching and Learning Officer, the Quality Assurance Officer as well as the Programme Director for the undergraduate programme and two postgraduate distance learning programmes. 

 

Dr. Miniesy developed the first version of the BSc (Honours) Economics programme and assisted in the development of subsequent versions. She has also assisted in the development of two distance learning MScs; one in International Trade & Economic Development and the other in Islamic Business & Economics. 

Education
  • Ph.D. Political Economy and Public Policy, specializing in the political economy of development, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA (GPA: 4.0/4.0) Dec. 04.
  • M.A.  Economics, The American University in Cairo, Egypt(GPA:3.9/4.0) Feb. 97
  • B.A.  Major: Economics, Minor: Bus. Admin. (with higher honours), The American University in Cairo, Egypt (GPA: 3.6/4.0)Feb. 94.
Research Interests

Interested in research related to development. Currently working on research on SMEs and gender and economic growth.

Research Activities:

  • Dr. Miniesy is now the editor of an Emerald, Scopus indexed Journal; the Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies (JCEFTS) and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Business and Economics Perspectives (IJBEP).
  • Dr. Miniesy was one of the Authors and the editor of a bespoke Master’s Module Text (230 pages) and Study Guide (40 pages) of the module “Trade, Investment and Economic Development".
Journal Articles
  • Miniesy, R. & Abdelkarim, M. (2021).  Generalized Trust and Economic Growth: The Nexus In MENA Countries. Economies. Vol.9, No.1, # 39.   
  • Miniesy, R. & Abdelkarim, M. (2021).  Generalized Trust and Economic Growth: The Nexus in MENA Countries. Economies. Vol.9, No.1, # 39.

  • Miniesy, R & Tarek, M. (2019). Is there Evidence of PHH in developing Asia? Journal of Chinese Economics and Foreign Trade Studies.Vol.12, No.1, pp.20-39.

  • Miniesy, R. & Elish, E. (2017). Is Chinese Outward FDI in MENA little? Journal of Chinese Economics and Foreign Trade Studies, Vol.10, No. 1, pp.19-43.

  • Miniesy, R. & Adams, J. (2016). Local Employment Additionality Impacts of Chinese Overseas FDI in Selected African Economies. Local Economy, Vol. 31, No.6, pp. 665–689.

  • Miniesy, R. & Adams, J. (Guest Editors) (2015). Chinese FDI in Africa: a platform for development? Special Issue of the Journal of Chinese Economics and Foreign Trade Studies, Vol.8, No.1.

  • Miniesy, R. (2014). The Egyptian Food Bank: Is it Sustainable? Is it Exportable? International Journal of Finance and Policy Analysis, Vol. 6, No. 1&2, pp.49-59. Elshamy, H. and

  • Miniesy, R. (2013). Efficiency of microfinancial institutions in Egypt. International Journal of Economic and Political Integration, Vol.3, No.1, pp. 3-15.

  • Miniesy, R. and Adams, J. (2013). China: the next ten years. Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, Vol.6, No. 2, pp. 91-96.

  • Miniesy, R. and Nugent, J. (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.

Conference Papers

 

  • Fakhreldin, H., Ayman, A. and Miniesy, R. (2020).  Social Media use and its Effect on the Performance of MSMEs.  Proceedings of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ECIE, 2020, 2020-September, pp. 251–260 
  • Fakhreldin, H, Shahin, M., and Miniesy, R.  The Impact of SM Adoption on Financial & Non-Financial Growth of MSMEs: An Empirical Comparison of Facebook and Instagram in Egypt.  Paper presented at the BUE’s BAEPS annual conference, Egypt’s future outlook: the search for new balances, Cairo, Egypt, November 24, 2020.  
  • Abdelkarim, M. & Miniesy, R.  Horizontal Trust and Economic Growth In MENA.  Paper presented at the BUE’s BAEPS annual conference, Egypt’s future outlook: the search for new balances, Cairo, Egypt, November 24, 2020.  
  • Fakhreldin, H., Ayman, A. and Miniesy, R.  Social Media use and its Effect on the Performance of MSMEs.  Proceedings of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ECIE, 2020, 2020-September, pp. 251–260. 
Links
Dr. Miniesy is a member in the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) and a member in the Middle East Economic Association. Dr. Miniesy is a member in the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) and a member in the Middle East Economic Association.
Fields of Interests
Interested in research related to development. Currently working on research on SMEs and gender and economic growth.
Responsibilities
Acting Head of Department, Economics; Chair, Economics Department Council, Member, BAEPS Faculty Council, Member, Impaired Performance Committee of BAEPS, Member, BUE’s Institutional Planning and Development Unit (IPDU)
Position
Acting Head of Economics Department Assessment & Quality Specialist (Awards & Official Statements)