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Our Team

MAS employs a small core team of research and administrative staff and hires the services of additional researchers as the need arises. Over the years, MAS has built strong ties with all major Palestinian researchers of economics within Palestine and in the diaspora, and continues to draw on their expertise and to count on their involvement in the research programs that it conducts. Thus, the list of the junior research staff who work as part of the core team does not give the full picture of MAS’s research capacity. The Publications section provides a more complete idea of the identity of the many high-profile contributors to the Institute.
Following is a list of MAS’s core research, administrative, and technical personnel with their respective positions and educational backgrounds:


Director General
Raja Khalidi Development Economics, 1981, University of London (SOAS), UK.
Director of Research
Belal Fallah
PH.D in Urban and Regional Economics, 2008, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Director of Finance and Administration
Rami Rezqallah
M.A. in Accounting and Taxation, 2004, Al-Quds University- Abu Dis, Palestine.


Assistant Researchers (A)
Misyef Misyef
M.A in Economics, 2000, Abu Dees University
Assistant Researchers (B)
 Ali Jabbarin
M.A., Applied Statistics (2014), University of Malaya, Malaysia. 
B.A., Applied Mathematics to Economics (2012), Birzeit University, Palestine.
Wafaa Al-Bitawi
M.A. in Economics, 2016, Birzeit University, Palestine.
B.A. in Finance, 2013, Birzeit University, Palestine.
Research Assistants
Iman Saadeh
M.A in Sociology, 2018, Birzeit University, Palestine.
B.A. in Economics, 2012, Birzeit University, Palestine.
Islam Rabee
M.A. in Economics, 2017, Birzeit University, Palestine
B.A., Applied Mathematics to Economics (2013), Birzeit University, Palestine.
External Relations Officer
Eyad Anabtawi
MBA, , 2005, Birzeit University, Palestine
BA, Accounting and Business Administration, 1993, Birzeit University, Palestine
Communications and Research Assistant
Shams Hanieh
B.A. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (2019), University of Sussex
Research Secretary
Diala Jarrar
B.A., in Economics, 2015, Birzeit University, Palestine
Afaf Harb Librarian
MA, Library Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, 1983.
MA, Philology, People’s Friendship University, Russia, 1974.
Librarian Assistant
Ahlam Al Khateeb
B.A., Arabic Language and Literature, 2010, Birzeit University, Palestine
Head- IT Dept.
Bijad Hussein
B.A. in Computer Information Technology, 2008, Arab American University, Jenin, Palestine.
Manager, Office of the Director General
Haneen Masri
B.A. in English Language & Literature, 1998, An Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.
Seminar Coordinator
Mohammad Naser
B.Sc. in Computer Information Systems, 2006, Al-Quds Open University, Ramallah, Palestine.
Desktop Editor
Lina Abdullah
Accounting Diploma, 2007, Palestine Technical College, Palestine.
Secretarial Diploma, YWCA, Jerusalem, 1990.
Nataly Tanous
B.A. in Accounting, 2012, Birzeit University, Palestine.
Haneen Zayed
Diploma, Office Administration, 2010, Palestine Technical College, Palestine.
Head of Services
Naim Manasra
Accounting Diploma, 2007, Palestine Technical College, Palestine
Senior Researchers

Samir Abdullah
Ph.D. in Economics, 1984, Prague School of Economics, Czech Republic
Numan Kanafani
Ph.D. in Economics, 1982, Lund University, Sweden.

Non-Resident Research Collaborators

Senior Researcher
Fadle Naqib
Ph.D. in Economics, 1981, Queen’s University, Canada  
Senior Researcher
Osama Hamed
Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, USA
Research Associate
Fathi Srouji
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, 2000, University of Jordan, Amman.