I have 15 years of experience in the field of economics, with specific knowledge of Middle East economics, cost-benefits analysis and economic development. I have published on such topics as Middle East economics, bank efficiencies in the US and internationally, and applied microeconomics. I have testified on loss estimates. I am a tenured professor of economics and have published over 25 articles in national and international journals. I have worked, consulted, and researched in most of the Middle Eastern countries and North Africa.