Ph.D. Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, 2002
M.A. University of Manchester, UK, Economics, 1990
PG Diploma. University of Manchester, UK, Development Economics (Distinction), 1988
B.A. The American University in Cairo, Economics (High Honors), 1986
Wasseem Mina is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at the College of Business and Economics at United Arab Emirates University and faculty affiliate at the International Center for Public Policy in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. His research spans six main topics: capital flows, trade policy, social cohesion, and labor markets. He has examined a number of strands on foreign direct investment (FDI) and international lending. The first one is the location determinants of FDI in oil rich countries. The second is the influence of bilateral investment treaties versus domestic institutions – as property rights protection mechanisms – on FDI and international lending. The third is on the influence of social cohesion on FDI in middle income countries. The fourth is on the influence of labor market flexibility on FDI in middle income and Gulf Cooperation Council countries. In addition, his research covers UAE FDI and trade policies.