George Naufal is an associate research scientist at the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M University. George is also a research fellow at the Economic Research Forum (ERF), the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty at Baylor University, and a visiting scientist at the Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI).

Previously he was the technical director at Timberlake Consultants. He was an Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics at The American University of Sharjah (2007 to 2014). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University in 2007.

George’s research has focused mostly on the Middle East and North Africa region with an emphasis on the Gulf countries.
He is the co-author of “Expats and the Labor Force: The Story of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). He also has published several journal articles and book chapters. His work has been cited by regional and international media outlets such as the New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post.

Dr. Naufal has served as a consultant for a number of international organizations and corporations on issues related to the Middle East region.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7485
published in: Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 2015, 51(6), 1175-1178
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7201
published in: Journal of Socio-Economics, 2013, 44, 41-46
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4277
published in: OPEC Energy Review, 2009, 33 (3/4), 184-197
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3276
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3081