American Journal of Economics

American Journal of Economics is a peer-reviewed journal that employs economics to analyze issues in business, consumer behavior, and public policy. The Journal is focused on publishing both theoretical and empirical papers in finance and several closely related fields in economics.

Kamal El-Wassal

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Economics

Associate Professor, University of Alexandria/ University of Dubai/Department of Economic Development, Egypt

Research Areas

Financial Development, Macroeconomics of Stock Markets, Financial Globalization, Financial Crisis, Economics of Corruption


1998-2002Ph.DEconomics, Vanderbilt University,Nashville,TN, USA
1998-2002M.AEconomicss(Major: Economic Development), Vanderbilt Universit,Nashville,TN,USA
1992-1996M.A.Economicss(Major: International Economics), Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
1984-1988BAEconomics, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt


2011-presentEconomic Adviser, Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai, UAE
2011-presentAdjunct Profesor, University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2009-presentAsssociate Professor, Faculty of Commerece, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
2009-presentAdjunct Profesor, Dubai School of Government, Dubai, UAE
2006-2011Director, Division of Economic and Fiscal Research, Department of Finance, Governement of Dubai,UAE
2006An assistant professor of Economics for the College of Business Administration
2003-2006Assistant Professor, University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2002-2003Assistant Professor, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
2002-2003Research Manager, the Center of Developing Economic Studies, Alexandria University
2000-2002Teaching Associate in the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN,USA
1990-1998Teaching Associate, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Academic Achievement

Dubai Economic Research Award (DERA, 2006)
Awarded a one-year Egyptian Peace Felloship Training Program from the United States Agency for International Development (1994)
Awarded a four-year Ph.D. scholarship from the United States Agency for International Development (1998)


Member of the American Economic Association, USA
Member of Middle East Economic Association
Member of GIFT-MENA (Governence Institute Forum for Training in the Middle East and North africa)
Member of Vanderbilt Graduate Association, USA

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  " Stock Markets' Growth: Analysis of Cointegration and Causality", Economic Issues, Vol.10, Part 1, March 2005,UK.
[2]  "Understanding the Growth in Emerging Stock Markets" Journal of Emerging Market Finance, Vol.4, No.3, September-December 2005.
[3]  "FDI Inflows to the UAE: Determinants and Policy Issues" Journal of Social Sciences, Kuwait University,Vol.37, No.3,2009.