Texas A&M University, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Research Associate, PPRI, Texas A&M University since July 2015; Visiting Lecturer, Cass Business School, City University London (December 2014–December 2015)
The impact of remittances on the remitting countries; the effects of social networks on different aspects of the economy, Middle East
Associate Professor of Economics, American University of Sharjah (June 2014–August 2014; August 2007–May 2014)
PhD Economics, Texas A&M University, 2007
“A tacit monetary policy of the Gulf countries: Is there a remittances channel?” Review of Development Economics (Forthcoming) (with A. Termos and I. Genc).
“Structural change in MENA remittance flows.” Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (Forthcoming) (with I. Genc).
“Remittance outflows and inflation: The case of the GCC countries” Economics Letters 120:1 (2013): 45–47 (with A. Termos and I. Genc).
“The macroeconomic consequences of remittances.” ISRN Economics (2012) (with D. Jansen and D. Vacaflores).
“Labor migration and remittances in the GCC.” Labor History 52:3 (2011): 307–322.
Remittances are closely linked to household fertility choices with consequences at the community and country levelGeorge S. Naufal, November 2015The growth in the number and in the size of remittances and the stability of these monetary transfers have made them a prime target for policymakers. Because remittance flows go directly to households in emigrants’ home countries, one has to wonder about their effects on household decision-making, particularly in relation to the number of children to have. While this is household specific, when considered at the community and country level, there are significant policy implications for remittance-receiving economies. Therefore, it is crucial to more fully understand the relationship between remittance inflows and fertility rates.MoreLess