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George Naufal

George Naufal
Assistant Research Scientist
Areas of Speciality
  • Public Economics
  • MS 4476
Personal Website


George Naufal is a Assistant Research Scientist at the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M University.

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 earned a PhD in Economics from Texas A&M University in 2007.

His primary research includes migration and its consequences mainly the impact of remittances on the remitting countries. His secondary research interests include the effects of social networks on different aspects of the economy. 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 and the Washington Post.

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