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Noha Emara

Noha Emara, Ph.D.
Director of Quantitative Program
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey
#313 Armitage Hall
311 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102, USA
Phone: 1-856-225-6765
E-mail: nemara@camden.rutgers.edu
http://economics.camden.rutgers.edu/faculty/noha-emara/

About Dr. Noha Emara

Dr. Emara received her M.A. and her Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. Upon finishing her Ph.D., Dr. Emara served as a Term Assistant Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University where she has taught Economic Reasoning, Econometrics, Money and Banking, Labor Economics, and Development Economics.

Dr. Emara also taught courses at Drew University, Rutgers University (New Brunswick), and Helwan University. Among the course she has taught at the three universities are Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Economic Fluctuations, Money and Banking, and Intermediate Macro.

Her current research is related to the Middle East and North African countries including economic freedom, governance, income elasticity of health indicators within the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), estimation and projection gender gap within the MDGs. Dr. Emara is also interesting in estimating excess stock return in BRICs countries, bayesian estimation of the welfare effects of Inflation Volatility and Institutions in a Monetary Small Open Economies, origins, consequences, remedies, and forecast related to the 2007 – 2009 U.S. Recession.


PUBLICATIONS (refereed)

Minimax on the Gridiron: Does Play Calling in the National Football League Exhibit an Exploitable Strategy? 2016, (with David Owens, Rutgers University; John Smith, Rutgers University and Lisa Wilmer, Rutgers University). Review and Resubmit to the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, forthcoming.

Economic Freedom and Economic Performance: The Case MENA Countries, 2016, Journal of Middle East and North Africa Sciences, 2(2): 1-15.

Commodity Price Changes and Economic Growth in Developing Countries 2015, (with Tricia Jamison, Columbia University; Amon Simutowe, Columbia University). Journal of Business and Economics, 4 (10): 22-36.

Revisiting Sovereign Ratings, Capital Flows And Financial Contagion in Emerging Markets, with Ayah El Said, 2015, World Journal of Applied Economics, 1 (2): 3-22.

Income Elasticity and the Gender Gap: A Challenging MDG for the MENA Countries, 2014, Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, Bepress publication, California, U.S.A. 10 (3): 263-292.

Governance and Economic Growth: The Case of Middle East and North African Countries, with Eric Jhonsa, 2014, Journal of Development and Economic Policies, 16(1): 47-71.

Income Elasticity of Health Indicators within the MDGs: Estimation and Projection-MENA case study-, with Rebecca Moore, 2014, Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, 10 (1): 53-73.

Predictive Ability of Three Different Estimates of “cay” to Excess Stock Returns – A Comparative Study South Africa & U.S., 2014, European Research Studies Journal, 17(1): 3-17

Predictive Ability of Three Different Estimates of “cay” To Excess Stock Returns-A Comparative Study between U.S. and Germany, 2014, The Journal of American Academy of Business, 19 (2): 1-8.

The Impact of Commodity Price Changes on Economic Growth in Developing Countries: An Empirical Investigation 1980-2010, with Tricia Jamison and Amon Simutowe, 2014, The Scientific Journal for Research and Commercial Studies, 2(1): 43-65.

Foreign Aid and Growth in Egypt, with David Plotkin and Alyssa Stein, 2013, Journal of Business and Economics, 4 (11): 1170-1175.

The Welfare Effects of Inflation Volatility and Institutions: Implications for Emerging Market Economies, 2012, Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies, 4(1): 5-27.

Inflation Volatility, Financial Institutions, and Sovereign Debt Rating, 2012, Journal of Development and Economic Policies, 4(1) 29 – 53.

Inflation Volatility, Institutions, and Economic Growth, 2012, Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies, January, 4(1): 29 – 53.

Current U.S. Financial Crises: Origins, Consequences, and Remedies, in Akinori Tomohara and Molly Sherlock (eds.) (2009).(With Marwa Hassan, Rutgers University). Financial Crisis in the Global Bubble Economy, pp1-42. ISBN (978-1-61668-339-9), Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York, U.S.A.

 

PUBLICATIONS (non-refereed)

Business Cycles and Seasonal Patterns (with Jinpeng Ma, Rutgers University). Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA), 42nd Annual Meeting, 5-7 November 2015. Published Proceedings, Jamaika, New York, U.S.A.

Revisiting Sovereign Ratings, Capital Flows And Financial Contagion in Emerging   Markets (with Ayah El Said, City University London), 2nd International Conference in Economics (EconWorld 2015), August 18-20, 2015. Published Proceedings, Torino, Italy.

Revisiting Sovereign Ratings, Capital Flows And Financial Contagion in Emerging Markets (2014). (with Ayah El Said, City University London).  Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA), 41st Annual Meeting, November 6 – 8, 2014. Published Proceedings, West Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Governance and Economic Growth: Interpretations for MENA Countries (2014), Topics in Middle Eastern and African Economies, Vol. 16, No. 2, September

Quantitative Evaluation of the Struggle of Economic Performance: The Case of MENA Countries (2014), Topics in Middle Eastern and African Economies, Vol. 16, No. 2, September.

2014 Predictions for Your Wallet (2013), WalletHub, http://wallethub.com/blog/2014-predictions-for-your-wallet/1345/, December 11.

Fertility and Female Employment: A Panel Study on Developing Countries (2013). Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA), 40th Annual Meeting, November 7 – 9, 2013. Published Proceedings, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Predictive Ability of Three Different Estimates of “cay” to Excess Stock Returns – A Comparative Study South Africa & U.S. –International Conference on Applied Business and Economics (ICABE), October 2 – 4, 2013, Published Proceedings, Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.

Foreign Aid and Growth in Egypt (2012). (with David Plotkin and Alyssa Stein), Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA), 39th Annual Meeting, October 25-27, 2012. Published Proceedings, Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York, USA.

The Predictive Ability of CAY in Estimating Excess Stock Return in BRICS countries (2012). (with Demet Tunali, Rutgers University). Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA), 39th Annual Meeting, October 25 -27, 2012, Published Proceedings, Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.

Governance and Economic Growth: The case of Middle East and North African Countries (2011). (with Eric Jhonsa, Columbia University), Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA), 38th Annual Meeting, November 3-5, 2011, Published Proceedings, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Quantitative Evaluation of the Struggle of Economic Performance: The case of MENA Countries (2011). Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA), 38th Annual Meeting, November 3-5, 2011. Published Proceedings, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

The 2007 U.S. Recession: Between Forecast and Recovery (2010). (With Marwa Hassan, Rutgers University). Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA), 37th Annual Meeting, September 30 – October 2, 2010, Published Proceedings, Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Inflation Volatility versus Institutions: a Growth and Development Study (2009). VDM Publishing House Ltd. ISBN (978-3-639-21089-7), Saarbrucken, Germany.

 

PAPERS SUBMITTED TO PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS

Determinants of Health and Education in Latin American Countries (2013). Submitted. 

Fertility and Female Employment: A Panel Study on Developing Countries (2013). Submitted.

Market Capitalization & CAY Estimation of China: Outcomes and Implications of Estimating Excess Returns (2013). Submitted.

 

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Revisiting Sovereign Ratings, Capital Flows And Financial Contagion in Emerging Markets (2014).(with Ayah El Said, City University London). 

Minimax on the Gridiron: Does Play Calling in the National Football League Exhibit an Exploitable Strategy? (2014).(with David Owens, Rutgers University; John Smith, Rutgers University and Lisa Wilmer, Rutgers University).

Does Voting on Compensation Increase Team Effort? (2014). (with Sean Duffy, Rutgers University; Tyson Hartwig, Rutgers University; John Smith, Rutgers University)

Business Cycles and Seasonal Patterns (2014). (with Jinpeng Ma, Rutgers University)

Productivity and the Philips Curve  (2014). (with Jinpeng Ma, Rutgers University)

Coppock GDP and National Debt Ratio (2014). (with Jinpeng Ma, Rutgers University)

Economic Freedom in the Middle East(2013) (with Constantine Alexandrakis, Hosfra University)

The Predictive Ability of CAY in Estimating Excess Stock Return in BRIC countries (2013). (with Demet Tunali, Rutgers University).

Estimating Aggregate Demand in Egypt (2013). (with Elise Mordos and Sonika Tyagi, Barnard College, Columbia University).

 

SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Revisiting Sovereign Ratings, Capital Flows And Financial Contagion in Emerging Markets (with Ayah El Said, City University London).  Presented in the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) 40th Annual Conference, March 6 – 9, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Quantitative Evaluation of the Struggle of Economic Performance: The Case of MENA CountriesPresented in the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) 40th Annual Conference, March 6 – 9, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Governance and Economic Growth: The Case MENA Countries. Presented at the Middle East Economic Association (MEEA) 34th Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA), January 3-6, 2014, in Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Economic Freedom and Economic Performance: The Case MENA Countries. Presented at the Middle East Economic Association (MEEA) 34th Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA), January 3-6, 2014, in Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Predictive Ability of Three Different Estimates of “cay” to Excess Stock Returns – A Comparative Study South Africa & U.S. – Presented in the International Conference on Applied Business and Economics (ICABE), October 2 – 4, 2013, Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.

Fertility and Female Employment: A Panel Study on Developing Countries. Presented inNortheast Business and Economics Association (NBEA), 40th Annual Meeting, November 7 – 9, 2013, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

The Predictive Ability of CAY in Estimating Excess Stock Return in BRICS countries (2012). (with Demet Tunali, Rutgers University), Presented in theNortheast Business and Economics Association (NBEA) 39th Annual Meeting, October 25 -27, 2012, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.

Foreign Aid and Growth in Egypt (2012). (with David Plotkin and Alyssa Stein, Columbia University), Presented in the Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA) 39th Annual Meeting, October 25-27, 2012.Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York, USA.

Income Elasticity of Health Indicators within the MDGs: Estimation and Projection -MENA case study- (2012). (with Rebecca Moore, Barnard College). Presented in the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) 38th Annual Conference, March 9 – 11, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Governance and Economic Growth: The case of Middle East and North African Countries (2011). (with Eric Jhonsa, Columbia University), Presented inNortheast Business and Economics Association (NBEA) 38th Annual Meeting, November 3-5, 2011, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Quantitative Evaluation of the Struggle of Economic Performance: The case of MENA Countries (2011).Presented inNortheast Business and Economics Association (NBEA) 38th Annual Meeting, November 3-5, 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Bayesian Estimation of the Welfare Effects of Inflation Volatility and Institutions in a Monetary Small Open Economy (2011). (with John Landon-Lane, Rutgers University). Presented in the 45th Annual conference of the Canadian Economic Association, Ottawa University, June 2-5, 2011, Ottawa, Canada.

Welfare Implications of Inflation Volatility and Institutions: Implications for Emerging Market Economies (2011), Presented in the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) 37th Annual Conference, February 25 – 27, 2011 New York, New York, U.S.A.

The 2007 U.S. Recession: Between Forecast and Recovery (2010).(With Marwa Hassan, Rutgers University). Presented inNortheast Business and Economics Association (NBEA) 37th Annual Meeting, September 30 – October 2, 2010, Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Welfare Implications of Inflation Volatility and Financial Institutions in a Monetary Small Open Economy: The Case of Mexico (2010). Presented in Econometric Modeling For Africa 15th Annual Conference, The American University in Cairo, July 7 – 9, 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

Gender Gap and Economic Growth: A Challenging MDG for the MENA Countries (2010), Presented in the Econometric Modeling For Africa, 15th Annual Conference, The American University in Cairo, July 7 – 9, 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

Inflation Volatility, Financial Institutions, and Sovereign Debt Rating (2010),Presented in the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) 36th Annual Conference February 26 – February 28, 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Inflation Volatility, Financial Institutions, and Sovereign Debt Rating (2008),Presented in Macroeconomic Theory Workshop, Department of Economics, Rutgers University, October 2008, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Welfare Implications of Inflation Volatility and Financial Institutions in a Monetary Small Open Economy: The Case of Mexico (2008). Presented in Macroeconomic Theory Workshop, Department of Economics, Rutgers University, September 2008, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.

 

PAPERS SUBMITTED TO SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Business Cycles and Seasonal Patterns (with Jinpeng Ma, Rutgers University). To be presented the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) 41th Annual Conference, March 2015, New York, New York, U.S.A.

On the Impact of Macroprudential Policy in Selected MENA Economies (with Ayah El Said, City University London). To be presented in 35th Annual Meeting of The Middle East Economic Association (MEEA), Allied Social Science Associations, January 3-6, 2015, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Revisiting Sovereign Ratings, Capital Flows And Financial Contagion in Emerging Markets (with Ayah El Said, City University London). To be presented inNortheast Business and Economics Association (NBEA), 41th Annual Meeting, West Long Branch, New Jersey, November 6-8, 2014, U.S.A.

Macroprudential Polices and Economic Growth: The Case of the Middle East & North African Countries (with Ayah El Said, City University London). To be presented at the 2nd International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Conference (IIBA 2014), July 16-19, 2014, Istanbul University in Istanbul, Turkey.

 


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