List of Publications
AlShehabi, O. (2012), Uprooting: Real estate projects and the population imbalance in the GCC (Arabic). Beirut, Centre for Arab Unity Studies.
AlShehabi, O. (2015), 'The importance of firing costs and the Hosios Condition in search models with endogenous job destruction', Journal of Macroeconomics.
AlShehabi. O. (2014), ‘Radical contestations and radical transformations: The spatial-demographic revolution of Bahrain’, Middle East Critique, 23(1), pp. 29-51.
AlShehabi, O. (2013), ‘Divide and rule in Bahrain and the elusive pursuit for a united front: the experience of the Constitutive Committee and the 1972 Uprising’, Historical Materialism, BRILL, vol. 21 (1), pp.94-127.
AlShehabi, O. (2013), ‘Modelling energy and labour linkages: a CGE approach with an application to Iran’, Economic Modelling, Elsevier. 35, pp. 88-98.
AlShehabi, O. (2012), ‘Energy and labour reform: Evidence from Iran,’ Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pp. 441-459.
AlShehabi, O. (2012), ‘The real estate projects and the exacerbation of the ‘demographic disorder’ in the GCC,’ Contemporary Arab Affairs, Taylor and Francis, vol.5(4), pp.519 – 534.
AlShehabi, O. (2012), ‘Real estate projects and the demographic makeup of the GCC (Arabic),’ al-Mustaqbal al-Arabi, Centre for Arab Unity Studies, issue 400, pp.7 – 21.
AlShehabi, O. and Ding, S., (2008), “Estimating Equilibrium Exchange Rates for Armenia and Georgia: Appling the BEER approach”, IMF Working Paper No. WP/08/110.
AlShehabi, O., Hanieh, A. and Khalaf, A. (eds) (2015), Transit States: Labour, Migration and Citizenship in the Gulf. London, Pluto Press. http://www.amazon.com/Transit-States-Labour-Migration-Citizenship/dp/0745335209
AlShehabi, O. (ed.) (2014), The Population Makeup of the GCC: An Assessment. Kuwait, Aafaq (Arabic).
AlShehabi, O., Al-Hassan, N. and AlMahmood, M. (ed.) (2014), The Gulf between social discord and the power-capital nexus. Kuwait, Gulf Centre for Development Policies. (Arabic) https://www.gulfpolicies.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1752:-2014-&catid=162:2012-01-18-21-23-29&Itemid=380
AlShehabi, O. (ed.) (2013), The Gulf Between The Constant and the Changing. Beirut, Muntada Al Ma'aref. (Arabic)
Chapters in Edited Volumes:
AlShehabi, O. (2015), ‘Rootless Hubs: Migration and Urban Commodification in the GCC’ in AlShehabi, O., Hanieh, A. and Khalaf. A. (eds), Transit States: Labour, Migration and Citizenship in the Gulf. Pluto Press.
AlShehabi, O. (2015), ‘Histories of migration in the GCC: An overview’, in AlShehabi, O., Hanieh, A. and Khalaf. A. (eds), Transit States: Labour, Migration and Citizenship in the Gulf. Pluto Press.
AlShehabi, O. (2014), ‘The Population “Makeup” in the GCC: A Historical account’, in AlShehabi, O. (ed.) The Population Makeup of the GCC: An Assessment. Kuwait, Aafaq (Arabic).
AlShehabi, O. (2013), ‘Real estate expansion policies from the viewpoint of demographic composition’ (Arabic) in Al-Kuwwari, A. (ed), Public Policies and The Need for Reform in the GCC, Beirut, Muntada Al-Ma’aref.
AlShehabi, O. (2012), ‘Political Art blossoms in Bahrain’, in Mahnhire, T. (ed), Arab Spring: Rebellion, revolution and a new order, New York, Random House.
Omar AlShehabi is a Bahraini Assistant Professor in Economics at the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) in Kuwait. He completed his D.Phil. in Economics at Pembroke College Oxford, where his thesis focused on neo-classical modelling of macroeconomic labour dynamics. He has previously worked at the IMF, the World Bank and McKinsey. He finally saw the light and switched careers and academic interest in 2010, helping set up an independent research centre called the Gulf Centre for Development Policies that he currently directs. His research focuses on the political economy and modern history of the Gulf Arab States. His latest work in English is a co-edited volume with Abduladi Khalaf and Adam Hanieh entitled "Transit States: Labour, Migration and Citizenship in the Gulf". He occasionally writes for international and regional media outlets including the Guardian, the Jacobin, and Jadaliyya. He can be contacted via email email@example.com and twitter @omaralshehabi