Research Advisory Group

MAS’s Board of Trustees appoints the Research Advisory Group upon the recommendation of the Director-General. This Group is responsible for discussing, reviewing, and expressing an opinion on the annual research plan and active research projects, and suggesting additional activities that enable the Institute to further its goals. Group members must be experts in economics or social sciences, with valid experience, strong academic credentials, and distinguished standing.
A list of current Group members is provided below:

Abedalhadi Yousef
Economic Expert and Consultant Former Director, IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance, Kuwait Ph.D., Economics, 1981, University of South Carolina, USA
Abdul Fattah Abu Al Shukor
Former Prof. of Economics An-Najah National University PhD in Economic Development in 1980 Phillips University in West Germany
Jamil Harb
Professor of Plant Biology Faculty Member - Department of Biology and Biochemistry Birzeit University, Palestine PhD in physiology of fruits and vegetables, 1994, University of Hohenheim )Stuttgart- Germany)
Mohammad Nasr
Chairperson, Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS) Lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Economics Birzeit University, Palestine Ph.D. in Economics, Ohio State University, USA
Mahmoud al Jaafari
Department of Economics Faculty member Al Quds Open University, Palestine Ph.D. Economics/Agri -Economics, 1986, Mississippi State University, U.S.A
Majdi Al-Malki
Associate Professor Faculty Member - Department of Social and Behavioral Science Birzeit University - Palestine PhD in Sociology of development, 1994, Nanterre University- Paris X
Nabeel Kassis
Chairman of the Palestine Capital Market Authority (PCMA) MAS’s Director General for two terms (June 1994- Sep 1998 and Nov 2013- Oct 2019) President of Birzeit University (2004-2010) Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, 1972, American University of Beirut,
Osama Hamed
Lecturer Department of Economics Rutgers University the State University of New Jersey, USA Ph.D. in Economics, 1987, University of California, USA.
Samia Al Botmeh
Faculty Member & Senior Researcher Institute of Women Studies & at the Institute of Development Studies Birzeit University, Palestine Ph.D. in Economics, University of London (SOAS), 2014, UK
Sulayman Al-Qudsi
Principal Research Specialist Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research- Kuwait PhD in Economics, 1979, University of California, Davis
Yousef S. Daoud
Professor Faculty Member - Department of Economics Birzeit University - Palestine PhD in Econometrics/International Finance, 1995, State University of New York at Albany