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Noura Eissa

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Name : Noura Eissa
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Personal Info: Noura Eissa is a Ph.D. holder from Cairo University, Euro-Med program with a specialized discipline in International Economics and Global markets particularly International Political Economy IPE, Economic bloc integrations, trade gravity models, law and public policies related to economics. She obtained her MA and BA of Art in Economics from the American University in Cairo AUC. As an Arab who has studied and engaged in various disciplines, she has the ability to break down disciplinary boundaries between economics and politics shaping them and delivering them to students under the philosophical and theoretical understanding of Middle Eastern environmental conditions, social cultures, ideologies and communication strategies. Agreeing with Classical economists such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo, she believes that political externalities stem out of international economic activities with a growing consensus regarding the beneficial effects of international trade on political and international relationships. Teaching methods in her lectures are targeted towards developing firm transferable skills for the students to later use when holding leadership positions. This includes pre-planned PowerPoint Presentations, in-class group assignments and debates, guest speakers, student conferences and workshops, as well as research papers enriching the students' individual development. Related topics of interest where research has been conducted include a comparative political and economic analysis of regional blocs such as the EU and the GCC, theoretical analysis of theories related to International affairs and to regional bloc integration, non-renewable energy and its economic and social impact on the GCC, economic and political absorptive capacity of the GCC, free trade area agreements, trade and FDI relations of the GCC with the rest of the world and with the European Union in specific, a comparison between the EU unified currency and the desired unified currency for the Gulf countries. In the long run, she would like to add value to her students positively forcing them to strive to achieve leadership roles in the global world today and aiding them with analytical and empirical skills. She is a dedicated person who can manage her time wisely, thus working well with the different requirements of the job. She has ten years of teaching experience in the field at several reputable universities. She has taught various levels of courses starting with 200 to 400 level courses. Dr. Eissa has participated in a number of conferences and workshops in order to constantly develop her skills to be updated with the current technology, issues, research and events in the fields of political economy, economics and business. View More...


Certificate Major University Year
PhD Economics-Euromed Studies Cairo University-Faculty of Economics and Political Science 2013
Masters Economics American University in Cairo AUC 2006
Bachelor of Arts Economics American University in Cairo AUC 2002

Teaching Experience

Name of Organization Position From Date To Date
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport AASTMT Part-time Lecturer of Economics 01/01/2010 01/01/2011
Arab Open University in Egypt AOU Lecturer of Business and Economics; Branch Course Coordinator for Seven Branches 01/01/2008 01/01/2011
British University in Egypt BUE Assistant Lecturer, Economics Department 01/01/2006 01/01/2009
German University in Cairo GUC MBA/Graduate Studies Coordinator; Industrial Program Management Assistant 01/01/2005 01/01/2006
American University in Cairo AUC Teaching Assistant-Economics Department 01/01/2003 01/01/2005
Berlitz International Language Center Business and English Language Instructor-Future Generation Foundation FGF 01/01/2003 01/01/2005

Researches /Publications

"The Determinants of Financial Inclusion in Egypt" - 01/1

Noura Abd El Maksoud Abd Allah Eissa


Abstract Recently, Egypt has prioritized financial inclusion in its monetary reform agenda. The objective of this paper is to examine the determinants of financial inclusion in Egypt using the World Bank‟s Global Findex 2017 database to conduct a logistic regression. Empirical results prove that there is no significant relationship between gender and the level of financial inclusion in Egypt, whereas, richer, more educated and older individuals are more strongly included in the financial system. The results reveal that the main barrier to financial inclusion is actually a lack of money; which hinders opening a formal account, savings account or credit account. Through possible policy measures, the paper recommends the need for a progressive approach to robust financial literacy and awareness in order for a positive economic growth role of financial inclusion to emerge in the Egyptian economy

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"The Egyptian Central Bank Performance via Economic Financial Crises Stages Post 2008 World Financial, Crisis and Post 2011 Egyptian Political Unrest" - 01/1

Noura Abd El Maksoud Abd Allah Eissa


Financial crises undergo a series of stages usually with various stage differences between advanced and emerging economies. Egypt, as an emerging economy, was resilient to the world financial crisis of 2008 however during its own political unrest of 2011 onward; a financial crisis hit the economy rather hard. This paper will compare between the reasons which allowed the economy to survive a global crisis and fail to get out of domestic political unrest. A qualitative research methodology will be used to analyze the Egyptian central bank performance during the two periods based on internal factors such as isomorphism, capacity and capability building, as well as external factors such as government support, overall macroeconomic performance, and external discipline provided by market forces. The paper will assess the central bank system during the two periods, analyze the main concerns related to the central bank performance, and provide a framework for maintain a sustainable sound banking system that can survive future external or internal shocks. Keywords: financial crisis, adverse selection, isomorphism, resource capability, core competence

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The Analysis of EU-GCC Potential Free Trade Area Agreement through EU-GCC Actual Steps (1995–2012) - 01/0

Noura Abd El Maksoud Abd Allah Eissa


Abstract The objective of this article is to find out whether strong regional bloc integration of both the European Union (EU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will lead to “stumbling stones” or “building blocks” steps in the signing of the long-awaited EU-GCC free trade area agreement (EU-GCC FTA). A qualitative International Political Economy (IPE) comparison between the two blocs is discussed and summarized in a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis framework. Results show that the Marxist school of thought is the most realistic of all schools in terms of explaining economic regional integration and international FTAs. For the GCC, the potential outcomes of an EU-GCC FTA mean an increase in trade creation, economic welfare, and a fulfillment of economic desires. For the EU, the FTA will lead to EU trade diversion and a mild increase in economic welfare; however, it will allow the EU to fulfill its self-interest in maintaining running its global position in world affairs. The EU should outweigh its benefits toward this FTA, understand the strong competitive advantage found in the GCC countries, and try to cooperate with the GCC in an equal way, supporting developing countries and avoiding the unfair effects of external yet influencing factors that affect such a relationship.

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E-Learning Strategies: A More Adaptable System or a Threatening One? Case Study on Universities in Lebanon, Kuwait and Egypt - 01/0

Noura Abd El Maksoud Abd Allah Eissa


Abstract: E-learning strategies in educational institutions have gained a magnified momentum over the past several years especially in Middle Eastern countries. This paper analyzes the extent of change and innovation in e-learning strategies in the evolution of educational systems in three Middle Eastern countries Egypt, Lebanon, and Kuwait. The main question that is considered is whether innovation in e-learning strategies in such educational systems are considered to be a threat or a promise to such countries. The research, divided into two sections, a qualitative and a quantitative, is based on a comparative analysis on educational systems in Egypt, Lebanon, and Kuwait. The first section is a qualitative one, displaying (1) the stages of educational development in the selected countries (2) identifying the challenges faced by each country in terms of implementing e-learning strategies and (3) raising questions to be answered in the quantitative analysis. The quantitative section is based on a survey distributed among a sample of 100 random citizens in Egypt of various nationalities, where the subjects mark on a Likert scale whether they feel that such innovations are appropriate or not in their personal opinion. Fifty of the chosen sample is university lecturers, regardless of which university they are currently teaching in, and the other fifty involve students from various universities. This research aims to show the different ideologies that are inherited by the students and faculty members and society in general regarding the reliability of e-learning strategies in their educational systems and whether such ideologies are based on cultural determinism or not. Keywords: innovation; e-learning; cultural determinism, professional development

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Award Donor Date
Editorial Board Member Review of Innovation and Competitiveness 2016
Editorial Board Member Certificate Journal of Economics and International Business Management 2015
Editorial Board Member Certificate World Review of Political Economy WRPE 2015
Editorial Board Member Certificate International Review of Financial Analysis El Sevier Publishing Corporation 2014
Certificate of Appreciation for Peer Reviewing Manuscripts and Working Papers IBIMA Publishing 2013
Excellence in Research Received at the Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplinary held in Gozo, Malta on Feb. 14 to Feb. 18, 2010. 2010

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